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Old 11-02-2014, 03:57 PM   #18
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I'm not sure what many USCG barding officers or USCGAux guys would think if I argued that my inflatable was OK on the bunk and not worn.

It's clear to me but until this morning I always thought it was one of those "had to be worn to count models".

Even in the thick of instructing boating safety and being shoulder to shoulder with the USCG and marine Police...I think I was incorrect and I'll bet many of them think exactly the way I used to.

But after a couple hours of research, I think the last few years of transition in the inflatable PFD's not clear to many, both recreational or official.

I'd be careful of believing just any USCG safety inspection (which most of the time are USCGAux members)
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