gret picture and what a good feeling it is to do it!
It's me one of those furniture positioners, firstly theres nothing wrong with fancyimg a hamster it's just a bit embarrassing when they get cited as a corespondent in your divorce case. And you certainly can't invite Freddie Starr around for elevenses.
I always wear a life jacket and that's because when I drive my boat there is always the possibility that I will run out of knowledge and get thrown in, if this happens at speed (and it has) then there is a good chance I may be stunned or injured in which case I'd prefer this to be happening above the water rather than under it
I also wear a Kill cord and feel guilty when I forget to fasten it too myself.
I don't want to open up the debate again about legislation so just accept my views that I would prefer to see Lifejackets be made mandatory, Your's views may be different and the good thing is that's allowed in my World.
We have a pretty fast Rib and we are often out in the Solent and we have responded to a couple of Mayday calls.
Once we arrived on the scene about 5 mins before the rescue services and a Cabin Cruser had caught fire, this was under control but the owner requested that we transfer his kids to our boat until until the rescue services arrived. We lent the Kids some lifejackets coz they didn't have any, just as well the guy had a fire extinguisher.
It's up to you what you do, and you can take the p**s out of us safety equipped guys as much as you want, it doesn't bother me as I just see carrying safety gear as part of the process of paying the Sea it's due respect
that's it now back tobeing Flippant, I think I'll start a thread on compulsory Lifejacket wearing over on Boatmad!!!!!