life jackets for kids

rookiemistakerookiemistake Posts: 1,152 Officer
whats the age limit for kids

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  • JEN'S REVENGEJEN'S REVENGE Posts: 626 Officer
    Under 6 must wear a life jacket while underway.
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  • rookiemistakerookiemistake Posts: 1,152 Officer
    So kids 11 is good without during fishing
  • Kids Ate My BaitKids Ate My Bait Posts: 1,038 Officer
    Yes....but if their swimming skills are not stellar, I would make mine wear one anyways
    Don't blink - they grow up fast

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  • JEN'S REVENGEJEN'S REVENGE Posts: 626 Officer
    An 11 year old does not have to wear it, but make sure you have one that fits him/her. Also a good point by kids ate my bait, although growing up in Florida if you don't have good swimming skills by 11 you might need to move.
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  • Kids Ate My BaitKids Ate My Bait Posts: 1,038 Officer
    ...or sell your boat :grin
    Don't blink - they grow up fast

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  • jimmy06jimmy06 Posts: 1,185 Officer
    So kids 11 is good without during fishing

    http://myfwc.com/boating/safety-education/boat-safety-equipment/vessels-16-to-259-feet/ ( in federal waters 2002 FEDERAL LIFE JACKET RULE
    The United States Coast Guard's Life Jacket Rule for Children went into effect December 23, 2002. In support of the ongoing efforts of the states and Coast Guard to improve boating safety, the Coast Guard is requiring that all children under 13 years of age wear Coast Guard approved life jackets, while aboard recreational vessels underway, except when the children are below decks or in an enclosed cabin
  • G8RDaveG8RDave Posts: 46 Deckhand
    Right. Federal waters is anyone under 13. State waters is anyone under 6.
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