manuals, including the earlier edition of Ray and Bechdel, and they're calling the *life jackets*. People who know call them what they are.
PFD and BA (bouyancy aid) are contemptible euphemisms. Neither expresses or refers to the purpose of these jackets.
The ACA is not an organization I have ever respected. I was a USCA member when I first started paddling. I doubt that they have an OFFICIAL stance on what to call life jackets. Most people don't type as well as I do, and are lazy enough to adopt "PFD".
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