Lifejackets and Harnesses

PS tech editor Drew Frye enjoys some light reading during drysuit testing.

Cold Water Survival

The first few seconds can be the most dangerous.

When we read about a sailor lost overboard in the storm, we think about PFDs and personal locator beacons, and accept the sea is unforgiving. When we read of novice boaters drowning in a local lake, we’re sad, but say that will not happen us because we wear PFDs. But when we read of a PFD-equipped sailor falling overboard and dying within minutes it’s a real eye-opener.

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