Originally Posted by Maximus
...Personally I wouldn't bother with em..ALL the Crew in Lifejackets..( carry a spare stowed)..keep the clean lines and as much weight (and drag) off the A-frame as you can...and carry a throwable lifeline instead.
Yes, all crew are always in in LJs, spare LJ and rearming kit & throwing line.all carried....however when I need to rescue some poor knocked overboard wafi, or mis-guided soul from a sinking Fletcher/Bayliner, tired cross channel swimmer etc
..... it might come in handy.
On a more serious note, hi-jacking the thread somewhat....how many do or do not carry a lifebuoy - I've always considered having one on board an important bit of safety kit.
PS I agree will all the earlier replies and went for the red one yesterday
phew, right choice). Apparently requests for a black one to compliment the boat colours have been made before