Another thing about PFDs that, I think, gets forgotten way too often:
When you put it on and tighten it up on shore when it's hot and dry, it's tight.
After getting splashed a few times with cold water, suddenly it's not so tight anymore. Just like a spray skirt.
I always try to remember to get wet once I'm on the water, and then re-adjust that pfd and cinch it down just a little tighter.
Anybody else do this? Or do I just have a pfd that isn't as good as it should be? (Astral Green Jacket, circa 200