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Old 28th Aug 2017, 15:50
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RatherBeFlying
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Toronto
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Me, I'd go for the immersion suit. It's difficult to leave behind when you're wearing it. That gives you usually enough hours for SAR to find a live body, especially if the PLB is on your person.

Aviation immersion suits are expensive; suits for the surfing and kayak folks might be adequate for a lower price.

A raft is a bonus, but there's lots of ditching stories where they don't make it into the raft.

Do check the marine forecast for water temperature, wind and wave height.
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