For many years boaters were stuck with little choice when it came to buying a life jacket. The old ‘foam block’ type of jacket could be found on almost all boats across the country, usually stowed ‘out of the way’ where they wouldn’t impede on fishing and boating activities.
This stowage solution often worked quite well, until it came time to use them, where jackets were often difficult to get to in an emergency situation.
We’re pleased to report however, that the days of stowing life jackets under the seats of your dinghy or having them take up valuable space (that is much better utilised for more fishing tackle) are over!
Enter the era of small, light-weight and comfortable self-inflating life jackets that are changing the way we think about boating safety. No longer are life jackets being stowed; they are being worn, and providing the safest possible solution should you find yourself in trouble on the water.
As with any new product, there are many questions people ask to ensure it will meet their needs. That’s why, in this article, we’re going to debunk some of the common myths and misconceptions about self-inflating life jackets that will empower you in your decision to be safer on the water.
People make decisions around safety when purchasing many products throughout their lives. You might purchase steel capped boots over standard boots because they provide better protection, or you might purchase a car with a 5 star safety rating over one with a 3 star rating. Decisions like these are made with our health and wellbeing in mind and life jackets are no different. The safest option is to buy a self-inflating jacket and wear it!
Boating accidents can and do happen. You never know when something may go wrong or if help will be around, but when your lifeline is strapped to your chest the whole time you give yourself the best possible chance of coming out unscathed.
Make the choice, switch to a New Generation Life Jacket and return home safe. Get yours at www.fishandsurvive.com.au