I started conversing with Bryan Webster (Bry the DunkerGuy) a looong time ago and he submitted that article for my blog, back in the day when I still had time for the blog. What got me started on sharing these articles was my initial blogpost I submitted to SPA (since taken down as per my request) which received some nice feedback. When this forum was started I tried to get safety & training related sponsors on board, at the time (due to lack of traffic and activity) very hard to do. Things have slowly changed...
This article contains changes recommended by Mike Vivion, who pointed out that passenger briefings are not mandatory for private/ recreational flying.http://jasonjamesbaker.wordpress.com/2009/08/29/seaplane-passenger-briefings/
Surf around, there is a whole slew of writings that deal with the subject still on the blog.
I haven't yet had a chance to officially announce that we will have Switlik coming on as a supporting industry member, whom I hope will enjoy their time with us in the future. There will be a new section dedicated for these subjects as well. You can ask Tim McCormack how opinions change on seatbelts and many others opinions on life jackets get changed when they bail you out of dodge and let you walk another day.
Of course, all these things are personal preference. Some people think any life west will tangle and kill you, some others probably wished they had one when they drowned.http://www.switlik.com/aviation
Give them a visit and tell them seaplaneforum.com sent you!
Jason J. Baker