Do you always wear a life jacket when you’re on a boat?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on May 21, 2008
“Absolutely. We just bought a boat in November, and we have about 13 life jackets on board.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”