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Old 06-22-2015   #11
Grand Disfunction, Colorado
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Originally Posted by wes01 View Post
I do have a pfd question. I am used to a swift water vest but all dad has used is the inflatable vest. are those enough.
If there will be whitewater involved at any time you should get him comfortable with a class 3 PFD :beer:

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Old 06-22-2015   #12
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Check the regulations on the rivers you wish to float. Most of the rivers in my local fishing area (class II/III) do not accept the inflatable style. Also be aware that all type III vests are not the same, for some waters the label must say 'whitewater' or 'rafting' or 'kayaking' to be accepted.

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Old 06-22-2015   #13
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Agree with noahfecks. Used to use those self-inflating ones everywhere until I ran Yarmony at 3,000 CFS, looked to the right into that boat-eating hole as we floated past, and realized that if we had flipped that little self-inflating vest wouldn't have done shit. Now I wear class III's on anything in Colorado, and save those inflaters pretty much just for Gray Reef and the Bighorn.

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