And this: http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1|135|2290066|2290067&id=2698050
Now get in the kitchen and get me a beer and a sammich. ;) (kidding)
No worries, it's still a good discussion.
On my boat, I actually carry inshore PFD's and a couple of orange, foam Type I offshore PFDs for really bad weather or for someone working in a critical area, such as the foredeck. I also have jacklines and tethers. I don't have any PFD's with spray...
You're referring to "offshore use" PFD's. Mobile Bay is a comparatively small, almost completely enclosed body of water, i.e.- "in-shore".
I doubt anyone who commonly sails there, carries offshore foulies and PFD's. It seems unfair to berate people who sail in a little bay, for not...