Why is it that in too many of the posts lately people have been shown fishing and crabbing without any sight of PFDs? Whenever I go on the water the number 1 rule is - no PFD on you, no "on deck" for you! Especially seeing someone leaning over the side to pull a pot in without a vest on is disturbing to me. We have sooooo many great people on this site and they would be sorely missed if something happened to them that could be prevented! Not to mention how many people new to the water get the wrong idea of boating safety from watching "boating veterans" using unsafe practices?
This is JMO and take it for just that.