Reading other threads about accessing the front hatch while on the water reminded me of a small issue last year. I got to the launch after an hour's drive, and discovered I forgot to load my pfd! Had everything else. I have numerous paddle and one power boat, so stuff gets moved a lot.
Short drive to Walmart nearby luckily, bought a cheap pfd, and now it stays in the storage year round as a spare/backup. I just leave it in there. Potential for use as loaner, extra, paddle float, emergencies, etc etc. Doesn't rattle, scratch, featherweight, etc. Hard to argue with that, no downsides, all good !
2010 Hobie Revolution
One Ocean Storm cedar stripbuilt
2009 Native Ultimate 12