Life Jackets Can Save Your Life, Even if You’re Cool

May 21st, 2012 | Posted by SavvyBoater in Life Jackets & Flotation - (Comments Off on Life Jackets Can Save Your Life, Even if You’re Cool)

While many think that they are too cool for school and that life jackets are cramping their style, The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) is trying to show that safety while on the water is something that should be taken seriously.  This week (May 19-26) is National Safe Boating week and the NSBC is making …
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After Fishing the Bering Sea, You Appreciate the New FirstWatch Life Jackets & Flotation Gear

August 5th, 2011 | Posted by SavvyBoater in Everything Boating & Fishing | Life Jackets & Flotation - (Comments Off on After Fishing the Bering Sea, You Appreciate the New FirstWatch Life Jackets & Flotation Gear)

I grew up in the commercial fishing industry, and spent several seasons working trawlers fishing Pacific Whiting off the Pacific Northwest, and Yellow Fin Sole in Alaska’s Bering Sea.  It’s grueling work in tough conditions.  We would work around the clock in 6-8 hour cycles.  It all starts when you hear the diesel powering the …
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