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Wednesday, March 04, 2015

As some of you know, an inflatable Personal Flotation Device I brought along on a Lake Michigan fishing trip saved a fellow crew member's life a couple of summers ago when our boat took on water and sank five miles from shore. If there's one habit you need to change in the upcoming season, it's to wear a PFD every time out, and it goes without saying that you should make sure all the kids aboard are wearing them too. Here's a release from our friends at Full Throttle (the folks who made the PFD that saved my buddy) about a new PFD design for smaller kids. – Dave Mull  Read Full Story

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