Originally Posted by dhays
I couldn't find a reference that confirms this. Are you saying that for an inflatable to be considered as an approved PFD on the vessel that it actually has to be worn? I.e. As soon as you take it off it is no longer an approved PFD?
No it is still approved, just doesn't get added to the number of required PFDs for the number of persons aboard.
Reading that link..... seems the USCG thinks there are a proved type I and II inflatables.
Here is another listed as a type II
About this item
USCG approved for persons at least 16 years of age - Type II - 35lbs of buoyancyDual waist belt stainless steel adjusters, 2" waist strap and dual adjustable back strapsSOLAS-grade retro-reflective tape on inflatable bladder, includes whistleHeavy duty 420 denier nylon outer coverThe neck area has no Velcro or edge binding to cause chafing or abrasion for all-day comfort
Looks like the entire line of Revere Comfort max inflatables are type II or III approved except the ones with harnesses. They are like mine and actually you can argue they can be considered also as long as you read the manual.
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