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I looked hard on the web for safe but comfortable PFDs. My crew and guests are family, and I am big on safety. I wanted PFDs that would be comfortable since the rule on my boat is that PFDs must be worn at all times. The Mustang and West Marine automatic inflatables were fine; and I bought one. But I liked far better the Float-Tech vest in the photo below, which is designated for my captain (my adult son). The vest is actually the inside zip-in liner for the Float-Tech foul weather jacket. AhoyCaptain on the web sells the vest separately for $179, about the same price of West Marine inflatables. The vest is very comfortable, and the full back seems safer to me since there is no way of putting it on in an unsafe manner. You can even wander into the marina bar in this and not feel uncomfortable.

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Dave Gurgel
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Dave: Your FloatTech product looks really good. Would like to order a couple. Did you locate over the intenet or a particular store. Nice posting, thank you. whwells
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