I have begun to realize my own mortality.
Changed tactics from the inflatable PFD to the BOB PFD from LL Bean. Similar to the Lotus Lola, more cost effective, free shipping, etc... Works when your unconcious.
Also purchased a bow flotation bag. My Manteo only has one bulkhead, for the rear storage, in case I get swamped or hit by a large wave.
My train of thought (ready to leave the station) is that rescue/ safety level will be increased. A lot of the areas I yak have high-speed water movement, where the next stop if you miss Nantucket is Portugal.
Food for thought.