04-02-2008, 05:05 PM #1
where to try on alot of life vests???
i am sick of buying vests off ebay that dont fit good!!!!
anyone know somewhere that i could go to try on all the different styles and sizes to find the best fit????
i will plan my next vacation around such a place!!!
boat shows?? miami is the biggest one i think.
go to some big internet retailer like overtons? do they have a storefront??
i live in PA and ride in NJ, no place around here i know of has any selection.
04-02-2008, 05:20 PM #2
Lex Surf City Marina got a sh_t load of vests in stock.There in Surf City NJ.
04-02-2008, 06:32 PM #3
04-03-2008, 04:49 PM #4
here in california we have a sporting goods store called TRI CITY WORLDS LARGEST SPORTING GOOD STORE. in the summertime they have tons of pfd's like 100's all the name brands. the store is about 3 football fields big!!!! no joke, maybe bigger
04-03-2008, 05:08 PM #5
that would be nice!!!
i just chopped up the brand new jacket i bought, (just a cheapo anyways, but looks nice)
custom tailoring it to fit me better!!!!!!
takin 3 inches off each side below the arms, cuz it was WAY to much material under there, gonna use it to add a few inches of length over each shoulder, so the vest rides lower on my chest.
while i was choppin , i found 4 layers of foam in the chest area, removed 1 layer and custom cut the foam pads so they are much more comfortable under the arms and around my neck.
also found 3 layers of foam in the back, removed 1 layer and cut it 1/3 shorter.
this should now fit me perfect and be comfortable!!
and it still says Coast Guard Approved
04-03-2008, 05:13 PM #6
ya i know i will probably not float properly anymore, but i am just rec riding, if i fall off i am never more than a few hundred yards from nearest marsh or beach.
if i am conscious but injured there will be people there to come help and enough floatation to keep me above water.
if i am unconscious then i probably was speared by another rider or boat and if not dead already, someone will have to come rescue me anyways.
i got other vests in reserve in case i decide to go out riding in severe conditions or crazy stunts.
04-03-2008, 05:17 PM #7
nobody knows if big boat shows have alot of vendors at them?
what about big pwc races?? standup or sitdown??
where areth biggest races in the world?
i would go just to see all the cool pwc stuff and racers.
is there somethig like NOPI for pwc?
04-03-2008, 06:12 PM #8
04-03-2008, 06:32 PM #9
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What Part of PA are you in? I Imagine near philly if you are riding in NJ. Check out Cabelas in Hamburg off of 78 or go to Bass Pro Shops in Harrisburg.
04-03-2008, 08:31 PM #10
yep i just thought of cabellas... have you been there?
yes i live in king of prussia, ride in brigantine.
someday i want to try on some of the higher end neo vests , and comp vests to see if any are a good fit.
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