Co2 inflatable pfd?
Posted by: old_user on May-30-13 11:38 AM (EST)
-- Last Updated: May-30-13 12:04 PM EST --
I'm new and buying a perception sports pescador 12 today after work. is it common to use these water activated co2 pfd's? I hate wearing a life jacket while fishing in my bass boat. Can't imagine trying to paddle all day in one. If this is not a good idea can somebody recommend a good reasonally priced paddling/fishing vest and paddle from academy sports? I'm 6'2" 180 if that helps. Thanks
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Posted by: RockyRaab on May-30-13 12:26 PM (EST)
an inflatable PFD, but I opted for a manual one. I don't know how sensitive the auto-inflate ones are, but I didn't want mine going off in the rain or from spray.
Cool mod |
Posted by: old_user on May-30-13 12:59 PM (EST)
Cool mod, I've wondered about sensitivity too. Seems they would have it covered so it be submerged but I don't know.
Good points, indeed|
Posted by: RockyRaab on Jun-02-13 10:24 AM (EST)
You do have to actually wear an inflatable to be "legal" but I'd rather have one on than see my "reachable" PFD float away after I've been unceremoniously turtled by some brainless skiboat driver.
There are great PFDs|
Posted by: spadefish on May-31-13 11:21 AM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on Jun-01-13 7:32 AM (EST)
Good info and good points. Thanks. I'll get a paddling vest.
Checked em out|
Posted by: old_user on Jun-08-13 1:39 AM (EST)
Looked at em at academy. They have a model that is automatic or manual. You can bypass the auto completely. Although i see no way it can be activated by spash. That part is recessed inside the covering and has very small holes in the housing that the sensor is in. That model is only $80 and i hardly even noticed that i was wearing anything when i tried it on. Much much much more comfy than any traditional style could possibly be! Im gonna get one soon.
LIFE vest ?|
Posted by: voyageur47 on Jun-08-13 10:39 AM (EST)
(A) You can drown in 6" of water; (B) The time you need it the most is when you're incapacitated; (C) If it has to be inflated, and you're unconscious, you become a "victim".
Posted by: barrell on Jun-10-13 6:53 PM (EST)
The standard type 3 vests that we all have are not designed to hold your head upright if you are unconscious. Inflatable all the way. Type 3 are hot uncomfortable and as serious fishermen cant fish in one. Maybe a weekend warrior, but precision casting is awkward to say the least.
Posted by: tdcolby on Jun-11-13 9:51 AM (EST)
I canoe, I fish, and I wear a PFD. And I don't remember a time when it got in my way in the 4+ decades I've been doing it. Maybe you should shop for a better (as in more comfortable/useable) PFD.
Posted by: barrell on Jun-11-13 10:21 AM (EST)
Im one of the oldest kayak dealers in the country and I sell all the major brands including Stolqhuest and Lotus. Sitting in a kayak a conventional vest pushes your lower back forward and out of wack.
You're better off in a canoe|
Posted by: tdcolby on Jun-11-13 11:02 AM (EST)
for a myriad of reasons.
I disagree on every point|
Posted by: spadefish on Jun-17-13 1:36 PM (EST)