AE 1012 seals

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mrcorvett
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AE 1012 seals

Post by mrcorvett » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:49 pm

I've heard various opinions regarding seal placement. Some say wear seal over life jacket others say wear under. What's the concensus here??

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Post by JCOOLEY » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:11 pm

Depends on the model and personal preference. If it is an AE Spray Skirt then it is suggested to wear over your PFD.

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Post by PJohanson » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:29 pm

The Canadian government safety rules say wear the PFD over everything else.
It's particularly important for river kayaking. If you get caught under a rock ledge or in a strainer (sunken tree with underwater branches), you might need to remove the PFD.
For sea kayaking, if you're wearing a tuilik over the PFD, you're not likely to be in danger from a rock ledge or a sunken tree.
I wear a PFD over a paddle jacket and skirt, and so do all my friends and acquaintances locally.
The only exception is my friend Mike, who wears a tuilik over his PFD, but only when he's practising rolling his sea kayak and playing on standing waves in a current. He wears his PFD over a paddle jacket and skirt most of the time.

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