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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhite View Post
    Trimmer I also wear it when I am swimming because I occasionally get severe leg cramps, I currently have a 2 buckle and when I am in the water it seems to pull up around my head. Do the 4 buckles work better?
    It depends on your body size. At 6'2" (240lbs.) I don't have a lot of options. The Mustangs fit snug around the arms and don't ride up when zipped and buckled. Some PFD's have a crotch strap. I can't see them being very comfortable,though.
    It's better to walk alone than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerryklimczuk View Post
    I have a 4 buckle model and found they ride up as well. What i did start doing was wearing swim trunks with belt loops, I wear an old belt and have attached the bottom chest strap from the pfd to the belt via some extra quick clips I got off of an old back pack. Works great, pfd stays down and shorts stay up.

    The pic shows a fire rescue pfd but basically my setup is the same. I go through the waist belt rather than between the legs as it is more comfortable.

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    Brilliant! I wish I'd have thought of that. Mine are 4-5 years old and non-inflatable.
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    I wonder if they make PFDs specifically for pregnant ladies...my body shape has morphed into something that is closer to a women 8 months along......no wonder it rides up to my chin when I sit..LOL...

    edit add: apparently they do....looks about right

    Last edited by MikePal; May 4th, 2018 at 04:53 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trimmer21 View Post
    I use 4 buckle Mustang that work well for me. I'm in the same boat...not a spring chicken anymore,either. Make sure it fits comfortably and has the DOT or USCG certification number on it. Pick a color and you're gtg,preferrably a drab color,so,you don't scare the fish.........not that it ever helped me,though. LOL
    USCG certification is not valid in Canada for a Canadian on a Canadian registered vessel.




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    My boat isn't registered and we don't go in huge lakes. I can still swim just not as comfortable as I use to be. Just have to be strong enough to make sure I can be sure to get my son to safety if it ever happened. Some of the lakes I fish are less then 10 ft deep and I am never more then 75 yards from shore. But there are a few I go on where I maybe half a km off the shore. I don't trust myself as much now.

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    USCG certification is not valid in Canada for a Canadian on a Canadian registered vessel.
    "This is about unenforceable registration of weapons that violates the rights of people to own firearms."—Premier Ralph Klein (Alberta)Calgary Herald, 1998 October 9 (November 1, 1942 – March 29, 2013) OFAH Member

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhite View Post
    My boat isn't registered and we don't go in huge lakes. I can still swim just not as comfortable as I use to be. Just have to be strong enough to make sure I can be sure to get my son to safety if it ever happened. Some of the lakes I fish are less then 10 ft deep and I am never more then 75 yards from shore. But there are a few I go on where I maybe half a km off the shore. I don't trust myself as much now.
    Still in your case USCG ones don't qualify. Must be Canadian approved.




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    Would Canadian Tire sell non approved?

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsman View Post
    Still in your case USCG ones don't qualify. Must be Canadian approved.
    "This is about unenforceable registration of weapons that violates the rights of people to own firearms."—Premier Ralph Klein (Alberta)Calgary Herald, 1998 October 9 (November 1, 1942 – March 29, 2013) OFAH Member

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    Now that cracked me up

    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    I wonder if they make PFDs specifically for pregnant ladies...my body shape has morphed into something that is closer to a women 8 months along......no wonder it rides up to my chin when I sit..LOL...

    edit add: apparently they do....looks about right

    "This is about unenforceable registration of weapons that violates the rights of people to own firearms."—Premier Ralph Klein (Alberta)Calgary Herald, 1998 October 9 (November 1, 1942 – March 29, 2013) OFAH Member

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsman View Post
    USCG certification is not valid in Canada for a Canadian on a Canadian registered vessel.
    They used to be way back when I was doing marine patrol. I'm not sure when it changed (obviously long ago),but,thanks for the info. Good to know.
    It's better to walk alone than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsman View Post
    USCG certification is not valid in Canada for a Canadian on a Canadian registered vessel.
    I knew that was coming !!!! Lol.

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