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#3178341 - 02/27/13 04:47 PM Re: Wear your PFD. [Re: BlountArrow]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
. . . . difficult to swim when you're unconscious. . . . .

Exactly.

It can also be very difficult when you go in wearing lots of clothing and heavy boots, keys, change, and knife, etc. in your pockets. I fell in the TN River a few years ago (wearing a life jacket), and didn't think I was ever going to get back to the top. Probably still be there if hadn't been wearing a life jacket.

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#3178342 - 02/27/13 04:48 PM Re: Wear your PFD. [Re: infoman jr.]
Happy Birthday SilverFox
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Most of the pull cord types auto inflate also when in the water. That's what I use when it's not freezing outside.
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#3178378 - 02/27/13 05:20 PM Re: Wear your PFD. [Re: SilverFox]
Crosshairy
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A good friend of my dad's died in McKellar Lake last fall (some of you probably heard about it if you watched the news in Memphis).

He was fishing alone and drowned, and had a kill switch on his motor that he wore. Although we don't know exactly how he died (foul play was ruled out), we do know that he wasn't wearing his life jacket.

My rule of thumb...if you are moving fast enough to get thrown from a boat, you are going fast enough to wear a life jacket.
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#3178427 - 02/27/13 06:07 PM Re: Wear your PFD. [Re: Crosshairy]
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You sound like a pretty good friend to me. Always wear it, cause you just never know what's gonna happen.
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#3178477 - 02/27/13 06:53 PM Re: Wear your PFD. [Re: Outdoor life]
Trapper John
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Yeah, most of the pull cord types auto-inflate when they get wet.

Use an alternative in the rain. Trust me. They're sensitive to moisture.

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#3178560 - 02/27/13 07:51 PM Re: Wear your PFD. [Re: Trapper John]
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LOL I am sorry but that right there was funny Trapper. \:D
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#3178896 - 02/28/13 07:45 AM Re: Wear your PFD. [Re: RUGER]
Dbllunger
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Yes, I got one of the slimline autoinflates last year and it is amazing, you truly forget you have it on.
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#3179179 - 02/28/13 11:47 AM Re: Wear your PFD. [Re: Dbllunger]
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Auto inflatables are the ticket, very comfortable and wont burn you up when its hot. A good quality one wont inflate in the rain as its pressure that sets them off. They are very sensitive I will say, twice now being in a hurry during Tournaments i have thrown mine off my shoulders as ive gotten out out of my seat, and one side has draped over the boat and into the water, BLOOOOM inflated in a second!
One other caution with many of them, dont store them for any length of time in a boat compartment while still wet. The heat and moisture will cause some of them to inflate! Ive saw this several times as well.

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#3179315 - 02/28/13 02:00 PM Re: Wear your PFD. [Re: Winchester]
TN Larry
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 Originally Posted By: Winchester
One other caution with many of them, dont store them for any length of time in a boat compartment while still wet. The heat and moisture will cause some of them to inflate! Ive saw this several times as well.


Been there, done that on more than one occasion. One time, my cousin opened up the rod locker at the exact same time that one exploded from the moisture inside. He about jumped in the water. \:\)
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#3181279 - 03/02/13 03:32 PM Re: Wear your PFD. [Re: infoman jr.]
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Another vote for inflatables. And thaks to Simms for introducing them to me.
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