Now all you have to do is make sure it is charged or has fresh batteries and is attached to your life preserver.The next thing is make sure you don’t put yourself in any situation that requires it’s use.
The US Coast Guard did to it’s credit issue a warning to kayakers around Christmas time. I think they were rightly concerned about people that got kayaks for gifts. That perhaps they would venture out without realizing the water temps. That special suits are required should one end up in the water. I think there are several types and are really necessary for Winter kayaking. The marine search now for Hamilton Wood off Portsmouth has been called off. Everyone worked very hard on his behalf.