Is your life worth about $200?by Captain Jim Barr on 07/18/12
A lesson to be learned from the Westerly, RI guy who was tossed out of his boat in choppy water yesterday. The Coast Guard found him at 4am this morning between Pt. Judith and Block Island. The man had to tread water for 9 HOURS because he was not wearing a PFD. So lucky! When running at night solo you're just plain stupid not to be prepared, particularly in rough conditions.
Inflatable PFD- $100
Waterproof VHF radio tied to a lanyard and secured to your PFD- $85
Emergency Strobe light attached to your PFD- $24
Whistle attached to your PFD- $2
Say no more.