How often do you wear your PFD? - Colorado Fishing Forum

View Poll Results: I'm curious as to how much of the time my fellow CF members wear their personal flotation devices
Any time I'm on the boat 13 14.61%
Any time I'm underway with the main motor 9 10.11%
Any time I'm in "go-fast" mode 1 1.12%
Only when the wind, waves, weather concern me 20 22.47%
Only in a float tube or raft 8 8.99%
Almost never 22 24.72%
Never 16 17.98%
Voters: 89. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-08-2012, 01:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
DonInDurango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 11,877
Default How often do you wear your PFD?

The story of another preventable drowning last weekend at Clear Creek Reservoir prompts this poll. The children wearing PFDs survived and the 32 year old man was not and drowned. http://www.denverpost.com/breakingne...eek?source=rss

I confess, I don't wear mine very often, only in my float tube, a canoe, floating a river in a raft, and very occasionally when up on the bow very early or very late in the season. Yes, I do know better.

How about the rest of you?


And if you don't wear one often, why not?




__________________
"About the only thing more secretive than a mackinaw is a mackinaw fisherman...." - Rocky Mtn News 11-4-08
DonInDurango is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-08-2012, 01:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Windswept Plains of Colorado
Posts: 16,085
Default Re: How often do you wear your PFD?

I never wear mine. People tell me I can walk on water, so why bother?
__________________
Love Me or Hate Me-
Rugged and Beautiful.
All Metal all the Time!
slayerfish is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-08-2012, 01:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
DonInDurango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 11,877
Default Re: How often do you wear your PFD?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SLAYERFISH
People tell me I can walk on water, so why bother?
Other people?



Maybe I shoulda made clear it was intended as a joke....





__________________
"About the only thing more secretive than a mackinaw is a mackinaw fisherman...." - Rocky Mtn News 11-4-08
DonInDurango is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-08-2012, 01:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
IFSHDOU2?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Littleton
Posts: 2,762
Default Re: How often do you wear your PFD?

I do when I'm on Granby, Blue Mesa and Glendo.... SCARY wind a lot of times.... The rest of the time, I'm close enough to people, I figure they will help.... ??
__________________
"Awaiting the Hour of reprisal, Your time slips away"
IFSHDOU2? is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-08-2012, 01:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
rivrunnr1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 12,554
Default Re: How often do you wear your PFD?

Really only when I am getting in the water. (wake boarding, tubing, etc)

I just have it within reach when I am in a boat in cold water. In warm water, I don't care at all.
rivrunnr1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-08-2012, 02:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 13
Default Re: How often do you wear your PFD?

Anytime I fish from a raft, 'toon, belly boat or canoe, and since I don't have access to a regulation boat, that covers everything except when shore fishing. I figure if I flip or blow an air bladder there won't be time to find the pdf, I'll be too busy looking for air to breath. Only flipped out of a raft once on the Arkansas but I'm still here...

--
Alan, aka Lakefinder
alanmalk is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-08-2012, 03:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,855
Default Re: How often do you wear your PFD?

I always wear my PFD, I never take the boat out without it on.

To me, its not good enough to just have them in the boat.
__________________
You're not drinking alone if you have a dog.

Advice. Wise men don't need it, fools won't heed it.
kirbydog is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-08-2012, 03:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,192
Default Re: How often do you wear your PFD?

Quote:
Originally Posted by River Monster
Really only when I am getting in the water. (wake boarding, tubing, etc)

I just have it within reach when I am in a boat in cold water. In warm water, I don't care at all.
That is about to change with the new ride.....
Every trip above 40mph across the lake now. Used to be nearly never unless I was doing watersports.
__________________
Please please release big pike and tiger muskie (over 30")
Don't grumpie (FXR) da bass either! Especially before the spawn
C&R Fisherman
boondock is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-08-2012, 03:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 325
Default Re: How often do you wear your PFD?

I wear mine when the weather is bad enough that I think I should have one on. Would probably wear a PFD more if I had a newer one that wasn't so bulky. I probably should wear it whenever I fish with my 6 year old son as he couldn't do much to help me out if I fell out of the boat.
mrwelte is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-08-2012, 03:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Lake Skiatook, Ok
Posts: 1,566
Default Re: How often do you wear your PFD?

I used to all the time in my canoe. Never wear it since I got my big boat - pretty dumb really. In fact, I think I will be investing in the auto inflate (comfortable) jackets ASAP. It has been on my mind a lot lately. That water is cold in the mountains.
__________________
Let the legends live on - please release large lakers!
LONGHORN is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Colorado Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
best outer wear for ice fishing benson Colorado Ice Fishing 23 11-22-2011 01:46 PM
Ice Fishing Outter Wear budroux Colorado Ice Fishing 24 12-09-2010 09:20 AM
WEAR A PFD DAMMIT !!! flyfishgeek Colorado Fishing Lounge 3 09-09-2009 01:10 PM
Ice wear fyraxe Colorado Ice Fishing 9 12-22-2008 08:45 AM

» Forum Search
» Insurance
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL3
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.