Duckboats.net
Skip to Content


Home : Main Forums : Duck Boat/Hunting Forum :

Life vest recommendations

(Page 2 of 2)
Quote Reply
Re: Life vest recommendations In reply to
Steve Sanford wrote:
Tod~


Concur re waders + float coat. My 5mm neoprene "farmer John's" are good peace of mind - but I'm looking for a new float coat/jacket. Your recommendation?


Also, is a float coat (longer) as handy as a float jacket (shorter)? I'm thinking the coat might be fine when sitting upright on a seat/bucket - but maybe uncomfortable if on my back in a Scooter or Sneakbox?


Finally, I seem to recall seeing you in an olive float coat/jacket? I would prefer that over camo (because of my Old School proclivities/peculiarities).



All the best,


SJS



I own a bunch of float coats, they are all Mustang bomber style (so short). I just looked and it looks like they no longer make them in olive and it is hard to find the "Classic Bomber" on their website, although it appears that they are available online (but not in olive). Mustang is what I see the commercial guys and USCG wearing, so that is what I've always bought, I don't know about the other options.

Me modeling my original Mustang Classic Bomber back when I was young and fat.

Last edited by:

tod osier: Jan 23, 2022, 1:17 PM
Quote Reply
Re: Life vest recommendations In reply to
This is important as sadly this happened over the weekend. A 16ft jon boat carrying 4 hunters capsized, 2 were lost.

https://www.wboc.com/...7c-935207a3b47f.html
Quote Reply
Re: Life vest recommendations In reply to
Thanks, Richard~


What caught my attention, though, was using a jonboat on coastal waters. It gave me the opportunity to explain to my wife the concepts of initial and ultimate stability.


All the best,


SJS

Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


Quote Reply
Re: Life vest recommendations In reply to
Be sure to check the temperature rating for inflatable PFDs. The one I owned and the ones I?ve looked at said not to use in temps below freezing.

My inflatable had two mysterious deployments while in storage and I pitched it.

I use standard life jackets with mesh shoulders for comfort and shooting if necessary
____________________________________________


For bluebills the Honorable President will keep me company.

For Mergansers, he will go and light a fire.
Quote Reply
Re: Life vest recommendations In reply to
Steve Sanford wrote:
Thanks, Richard~


What caught my attention, though, was using a jonboat on coastal waters. It gave me the opportunity to explain to my wife the concepts of initial and ultimate stability.


All the best,


SJS


That caught my attention, but also 16' boat and 4 people.

"At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant."
— Aldo Leopold
Quote Reply
Re: Life vest recommendations In reply to
All,
Overtons has the onyx mesh Camo life vest on clearance
https://www.overtons.com/...ar_706736_color=max5


Gunning from the FOWL HOOKED
Quote Reply
Re: Life vest recommendations In reply to
Thanks for the heads up on the life vests. Was in need of another 3xl and got one ordered thanks to your post.