Mailport: November 2013
Crotch Strap Debate
In regard to your blog on crotch straps: Makers should build a better PFD, attached to step-in drawers. These would resemble a ballet leotard and be below the PFD buoyancy chambers. Also, marine supply stores should offer loaner PFDs for sailors to test in controlled water-immersion pools. Most sailors have never worn a PFD in deep water. Feeling that jacket trying to slip over your head would encourage rapid innovation.
Gloria, 1983 Catalina 30
Shelter Island, San Diego, Calif.