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Automatic PFD?
Anyone have any experience with these:

http://www.canadiantire.ca/...6p.html#.UyzsKvldVAo

I can get one at a good price. Always wanted them as they arent big and bulky. But I otherwise know nothing about them
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I have a different brand of these inflatable PFD and have used them since they first came out, even before they were Coast Guard approved. Bass Pro runs a similar model for about $100 on sale.
Advantages:
-Can be partially inflated by mouth to make equivalent to foam PFD if you are expecting extra danger and it is still more comfortable because the shape comforms.
-Most comfortable type, you won't even know it's there, so you're more likely to wear it.
-Mobility is great - easier casting, turning, visiblity range. Used by deck hands on commercial boats for safety/mobility.
-Can be packed in anywhere-remote locations w/o canister, airline travel, etc.
-Manual mode allows use underwater for snorkling, getting out from overturned boat, etc.
-Turns a person unconscious person face up automatically, unlike most fisherman's vest type.
-Replacing canisters and rearming is easy.
Recommendations:
-Test all modes in a swim suit so you know they work, and what to expect. Get a few spare canisters.
-Test partial inflation mode so know how much air needed.
-Rinse and dry out canister thread area when it gets soaked there.
-Test every 2 years at least with manual inflation mode to be sure it still works.

Hope this helps.

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atvaholic wrote:
Anyone have any experience with these:

http://www.canadiantire.ca/...6p.html#.UyzsKvldVAo

I can get one at a good price. Always wanted them as they arent big and bulky. But I otherwise know nothing about them