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PFD Type 3

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Created by 23Jetty > 9 months ago, 11 Dec 2009
23Jetty
SA, 16 posts
11 Dec 2009 11:51AM
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Hi Guys,
I am a beginner with a few lessons from Red Baron last year & looking forward to getting into it this summer. Have seen the posts/article from SAKSA regarding PFD's & the beach fun police. Has anybody out there been using PFD 3 rated wetsuits or are they too restrictive? Maybe the front zipper is a problem? Was wondering if I could put my old barefooting suit to use.

liquidchild
SA, 103 posts
11 Dec 2009 12:42PM
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PFD 3 wetsuit???

23Jetty
SA, 16 posts
11 Dec 2009 1:04PM
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I used to use one barefoot waterskiing. Totally legal PFD rated 3 never had any issues on the river. Most people used them. Available from any ski shop

walshd
SA, 601 posts
11 Dec 2009 1:15PM
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I'm guessing you mean a neoprene wake vest. a PFD made from wetsuit material?

23Jetty
SA, 16 posts
11 Dec 2009 1:23PM
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No it was a spring suit, think you can get full suits though. Here is a link to a brand that may give a better idea. They market that they are Australian PFD 3 Rated

www.zeewetsuits.com/showrm/m_111.html

walshd
SA, 601 posts
11 Dec 2009 1:32PM
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Righto, that should work.

Now we all have a new excuse when marine safety get up your arse about wearing a PFD. Just wear ya wetty.

"Na, honestly officer. This wetsuit is PFD3 rated"

23Jetty
SA, 16 posts
11 Dec 2009 1:36PM
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Your onto it! Might just cut the PFD complience tag from the old barefooter suit & stick it onto my spring suit! Sweet!!



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