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 Post subject: Stohlquist PFD
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 7:16 am 
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I purchased my PA14 yesterday as well as the Stohlquist Fishermen PFD. Does anyone else have this PFD? If so, do you like it? Or would you recommend a different PFD?


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 Post subject: Re: Stohlquist PFD
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 7:35 am 
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I bought this PFD as it was the best one I could find at all of the local shops.
My one complaint would be that it rides up from my belly to my chest all the time.
I read several posts on the web making this same complaint and some attribute it to the lack of a strap and buckle at the front/bottom of the PFD.

I would like to have tried out the NRS Chinook but there was no local stock of them.

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 Post subject: Re: Stohlquist PFD
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 9:35 am 
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Couple years ago they use my picture in their advertisement for this PFD. I was wearing this particular vest in the picture. Since then I have gone to the Mustang self inflatable. They wouldn't even acknowledge that they had jacked my picture.


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 Post subject: Re: Stohlquist PFD
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 12:44 pm 
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islandspeed2001 wrote:
Couple years ago they use my picture in their advertisement for this PFD.


You are talking Stohlquist not Hobie right? We sell the Fisherman model with a Hobie brand on it too.

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 Post subject: Re: Stohlquist PFD
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 12:52 pm 
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It was the Stohlquist. Is there a difference between the 2?


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 Post subject: Re: Stohlquist PFD
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 1:24 pm 
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Just our logo... and that I wanted to be sure we didn't use a customer's image in an ad for it.

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 Post subject: Re: Stohlquist PFD
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 1:27 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
islandspeed2001 wrote:
Couple years ago they use my picture in their advertisement for this PFD.


You are talking Stohlquist not Hobie right? We sell the Fisherman model with a Hobie brand on it too.

It was the Stohlquest. Pic appeared on their website and print adv.


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 Post subject: Re: Stohlquist PFD
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 3:33 pm 
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I used a Stohlquist Fisherman PFD when I paddled my previous kayak...I switched to inflatables when I got the Hobie. I still break it out and wear it for certain conditions (offshore, etc).

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 Post subject: Re: Stohlquist PFD
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 6:45 am 
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I will be fishing primarily in the bays, surf, and offshore. I really won't be using it much or if at all for Fresh Water applications.


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 Post subject: Re: Stohlquist PFD
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 7:04 am 
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mmiller wrote:
Just our logo... and that I wanted to be sure we didn't use a customer's image in an ad for it.

Always available to model. After all.... I'm a french model. That's what the internet says so must be true!


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 Post subject: Re: Stohlquist PFD
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 7:05 am 
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islandspeed2001 wrote:
mmiller wrote:
Just our logo... and that I wanted to be sure we didn't use a customer's image in an ad for it.

Always available to model. After all.... I'm a french model. That's what the internet says so must be true!


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 Post subject: Re: Stohlquist PFD
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 8:12 am 
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Put my new PA14 in the water for the first time yesterday. Very pleased. I also tried my new Cabela's Guardian Series Inflatable 3500 PFD out yesterday.
Very happy with the PFD. Wore it for 4 hours of boat testing. Very comfortable and never got in the way. I have trouble with the standard PFDs being way too hot. The Cabela's unit was cool and comfortable.
Can't wait to go again.

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