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  pfd on board
  Posted by: RavenWing on Jun-13-12 1:13 PM (EST)
 

actually, if you are on USCG monitored waters, like all of the Great Lakes, their new regs for SUP say that a PFD must be *worn* - except when in the surf zone when they can be carried on the board.

If crossing flat water to get to a surf zone, they must be worn.

USCG has the option to issue a warning or a ticket.

Not arguing the logic or politics of it, just passing along the word.

IMO wearing a small, lightweight low profile Type III is no big deal. I use an Extrasport I got free w. the last kayak I bought - like wearing no pfd at all, and gives me a pocket too.

There are the inflatable pfds (belt type) being marketed for SUP, too.

IMO to wear a big touring kayaker's vest is too much.


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