If I was fishing from a boat, what would you say the disadvantages of a buoyancy aid would be as opposed to a life jacket.
At least with a buoyancy aid you are not relying on any type of activation.
Has there been many incidents of life jackets that have simply failed to activate in the water for whatever reason?
That has always been one of my fears (probably totally irrational). Probably the main reason I fish from the bank!