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jd2cylman

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New life jackets? Life vests... What's the right term here? :dontknow:

What is the difference between life jacket and life vest?
It is capable of keeping you afloat and is designed to do so with your face above the water (a PFD doesn't turn you onto your back the way a life jacket does). ... So, the main differences between PFDs and life vests are that PFDs have limited turning-over capability and are less buoyant compared to life jackets.

Hmm, has grandma seen the movie Gravity?
 

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New life jackets? Life vests... What's the right term here? :dontknow:

What is the difference between life jacket and life vest?
It is capable of keeping you afloat and is designed to do so with your face above the water (a PFD doesn't turn you onto your back the way a life jacket does). ... So, the main differences between PFDs and life vests are that PFDs have limited turning-over capability and are less buoyant compared to life jackets.

Hmm, has grandma seen the movie Gravity?
Back in the day (WWII) Navy PFDs were called a Mae West, for reasons photographic evidence confirms. :shocked:
 

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