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Razzman
03-29-2010, 04:06 PM
My oldest Grandson needs/wants a new vest this year. He's set his sights on the new 2010 O'Neill Gooru and i cannot find it anywhere but full retail. Anyone? So as not to start a great debate let me say yes i know it's not a uscg vest but a pullover comp vest and i'm fully aware of the pros and cons of each type.

ian ashton
03-29-2010, 04:35 PM
http://ridewatersports.com/20ogopacoven.html

Cheapest I found using google.

kaneboats
03-29-2010, 04:46 PM
Sounds like he has his heart set on that one. Too bad cuz these guys have some deals and, I think, free shipping going on right now:

http://boardersmall.com/xcart/home.php?cat=359

c.rix
03-29-2010, 05:33 PM
Sounds like he has his heart set on that one. Too bad cuz these guys have some deals and, I think, free shipping going on right now:

http://boardersmall.com/xcart/home.php?cat=359

bordersmall is great the only thing is shippin to mn took a while like 2 weeks

Razzman
03-29-2010, 05:51 PM
Thanks guys, i've checked Boardersmall, Evo Gear, Wakeside, Buywake, Boardstop, etc. Those that do have it want $124.95 for it.

Ian, that's the '09 vest in the link and of course he doesn't like that design, go figure.

stretch55
03-29-2010, 06:07 PM
Here it is for $110. All though I am not sure what the shipping is. I am pretty sure it's a 2010...

http://www.activewake.com/oneill-gooru-comp-vest-2010.html

gus 08 mobius lsv
03-30-2010, 09:07 AM
so a non uscg vest are you allowed to wear those while boarding or whats the deal with those exactly? never really understood it and i guess i never really looked into it

Razzman
03-30-2010, 11:29 AM
A uscg vest has two main criteria, it must float you for 30 minutes, will keep you vertical in the water and it may roll you over onto your back if uncouncious.

Some enforcement departments will ticket you if you don't have enough uscg pfd's on your boat and they won't count non-uscg vests. To the best of my knowledge they cannot ticket you though for wearing them.

jmvotto
03-30-2010, 12:23 PM
In NYS they will fine you 25 to 100 for riders wearing non approved vests. they made a law that between nov 1 to May 1 that all opeartors and passengers will be require to wear an approved PFD in all boat 21 ft or less regardlessof age ( most likely to avoid shock drowning in cold water)


http://nysparks.state.ny.us/recreation/boating/documents/PFDLawsofNewYork.pdf

gus 08 mobius lsv
03-30-2010, 01:09 PM
yeah i guess i need to check the laws and see what it states in ohio for sure. but i usually see in pics the pros using pfd's so thin and small there is no way they are uscg approved and i wondered how they got away with it just assumed anyone's vest had to be but certain states have certain laws and some are more strick then others ?

Razzman
03-30-2010, 02:04 PM
yeah i guess i need to check the laws and see what it states in ohio for sure. but i usually see in pics the pros using pfd's so thin and small there is no way they are uscg approved and i wondered how they got away with it just assumed anyone's vest had to be but certain states have certain laws and some are more strick then others ?

The laws don't apply in tournaments btw. Otherwise your at the mercy of local water cops, at least around here. On our lakes if your wearing a vest, don't draw undue attention warrenting a stop then they leave you alone.

wolfeman131
03-30-2010, 06:02 PM
after our wonderful new National Health Care plan gets shoved down our collective throats (or up our collective rears), I wonder if the new PFD requirements will result in all of us having to wear something like this

http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/wolfeman131/untitled.jpg

kaneboats
03-30-2010, 09:45 PM
I sense a bit of dissatisfaction or perhaps even distrust of our duly elected representatives. May I suggest a cup of TEA to calm you down.

BRANDNIRON8971
03-30-2010, 11:26 PM
I love TEA, expercially when I go to a PARTY..:D

kaneboats
03-31-2010, 10:31 AM
If you want to get technical, I bet just about every state has a requirement that you have to have at least one CG approved PFD for every person on board plus a throwable. In most states children under 16 or so have to be actually wearing them. And, anyone being towed has to wear one too. But, enforcement is very selective. You really won't be in much trouble until something bad happens. Then the news anchor will say that the injured boarder "was not wearing a CG approved flotation device as required by law" and the driver or owner "was cited for numerous violations".

Razzman
03-31-2010, 10:54 AM
If you want to get technical, I bet just about every state has a requirement that you have to have at least one CG approved PFD for every person on board plus a throwable. In most states children under 16 or so have to be actually wearing them. And, anyone being towed has to wear one too. But, enforcement is very selective. You really won't be in much trouble until something bad happens. Then the news anchor will say that the injured boarder "was not wearing a CG approved flotation device as required by law" and the driver or owner "was cited for numerous violations".

Yea here in Cali it's uscg vest on at all times for 12 and under. You WILL get a ticket for that if caught and we enforce that religously. We do also have approved vests for all onboard as well as the mandantory throwable. At 15 now we let him make the decision on the vest he wears ... within reason. Some non-uscg vests just don't cut it but others work very well.