On my OBV, I stick 2 ski vests behind the drivers seat. I make all the kids wear theirs. The spare adults store under the observer seat and on top of the batteries. Very easy to grab if needed.
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Thread: PFD storage ideas/solutions
04-25-2013, 07:03 PM #11
Re: PFD storage ideas/solutionsJoe
2010 Outback V - Sold
04-25-2013, 11:23 PM #12
What I do is to stuff a few in the bow area up between the inner and outer hull in my Outback. They are not "easily accessible" but they do get out of the way. I think I can fit about 5 up there, and can still fill my front ballast sacs.Brian Roberts
2001 Outback DD
04-25-2013, 11:48 PM #13
we had a coast guard lady try to tell us that they ALL needed to be OUT at all times. talk about making a boat feel small when you have 6-8 adults and life jackets all over the floorDavid
2008 Mobius LSV, Gravity III , Wake Plate, Z5, Exile SX65c's, Exile XM9s, Exile XI12D, Exile Harpoon, Exile SM600.1 , Exile Xi800.4.
04-26-2013, 12:35 AM #14
I think neoprene vests take up less space than the conventional orange horse collar so you might try a few of them.
Then I started thinking - come kind of zippered storage bag that would fit in the walkway of the open bow, an artificial 'playpen' area - killinig two birds with one stone.
I suppose if a guy was really clever you could devise a bag that hangs over the side to store the cheap ones in and then they double as dock bumpers??If you believe something to be true, it will be - in it's consequences.
2009 MasterCraft ProStar 197 - DD - 5.7L - 325HP - Zero Off
04-26-2013, 04:13 PM #15
PFD storage ideas/solutions'08 Mobius LSV, Mods- 1100 lb Rear Sacs, IBS Sac, Center 400 Sac, Dedicated thru-hull intakes and pumps per sac, SeaDek One Piece Mica over Black Roo, EZ Net Cargo Nets, Swivel Drivers Seat, Hot Water Shower, Hinged Wind Block, Bow Cushion Adapter Plate for Drink Holders Access, etc, etc.
04-26-2013, 04:27 PM #16Senior Member
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PFD storage ideas/solutions
Thanks for the replies! I like the idea of using a bag of PFD's as a bow filler. I bought a bag holding 4 orange PFD's from overtons years ago that I tossed in the closed bow of my old Stars and Stripes MC, that I sold with the boat. I think I bought it from overtons. I'll look into that! I might cut the cooler out and stuff the port side with them? Thanks for the replies!2008 Outback V
04-26-2013, 11:25 PM #17
I used the starboard side rear locker as we surfed regular with the obv,
With the xlv we have plenty of storage, so they are all over.A Day at the Lake...Priceless
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2007 Outback V ~ sold