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Do you always wear a life jacket when you’re on a boat?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on May 21, 2008

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Photo of Al Rogers

“Absolutely. We just bought a boat in November, and we have about 13 life jackets on board.”

Photo of Alissa Freeman

“I don’t. They’re really uncomfortable, and I don’t like wearing them. We keep them in the boat if we need them, but don’t usually wear them all the time.”

Photo of Greg Otterstein

“Actually I was out working on a boat today, and yes, I did have one on. If you don’t wear one, you should at least always have one nearby.”

Photo of Kati Wheatley

“I do wear a life jacket, mostly because if I fall off and get hurt or something I don’t want to have to support myself treading water until they make it back to me.”


jonas 9 years, 11 months ago

Boats are evil. If God had wanted us to float on the water, he would make it so we had enough blubber to float without three square meals a day at McDonalds.

Flap Doodle 9 years, 11 months ago

I always wear a flotation device in my car. You never know when a rogue wave will come sweeping across the plains.

sgtwolverine 9 years, 11 months ago

I try to avoid boats in the first place.

Flap Doodle 9 years, 11 months ago

Ban smoking while boating.Stillhavingawonderfulinternetlife.

Dale Stringer 9 years, 11 months ago

Depends on the boat. On something with a small freeboard like one of those hot-rod fishing speedsters - yes; on a standard rec boat - no.

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