Mailport: February 2013
Thank you very much for the excellent review of the Firstwatch Flotation Bomber and Coat (PS, January 2013). I apologize that I did not provide Practical Sailor the design buoyancy of our coats. I provided the 15.5-pounds minimum buoyancy requirement of the USCG Type III standard, but the Firstwatch coats’ actual production buoyancy ranges from 16 pounds (size small) to 20 pounds (size XXL).
General Manager, Firstwatch Gear
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