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Old 28 September 2013, 17:27   #11
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no water is safe, and no matter how good a swimmer you are i doubt youd be a match for cold water and a running tide. youve got a great little boat there and its alway good to see people making good use of the boats they have, but do yourself and your family a favour and jacket up - i do even when kayaking in 4foot of water.
it has been said before that a person could have the attitude of 'if i drown then thats my own stupid fault, or it was meant to be' but at least a pfd of some description would allow your body to be found for your family to bury - not fair on them to be left with nothing but a feeling of emptiness, and a head full of unanswered questions.
sorry if thats a bit heavy, but its true.
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Old 28 September 2013, 17:44   #12
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a pfd of some description would allow your body to be found for your family to bury - not fair on them to be left with nothing but a feeling of emptiness, and a head full of unanswered questions.
sorry if thats a bit heavy, but its true.
I'm sure that you would only to happy to offer assistance with the funeral arrangments.
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Old 28 September 2013, 17:53   #13
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haha, im wondering if id need a coded rib before i could offer an 'ashes scattering service'
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Old 28 September 2013, 17:57   #14
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pray tell what the worst situation could be ??
Falling off a jetty - that sort of thing?

[Not mentioning killcords either]
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guess this is where i fall out with you all !!! were a small tender pissing around in the shallow waters with a family who are strong boarders, swimmers, players of all watersport i dont believe Ipswich harbour counts as a real Risk but, hey-ho each to there own and feel free to speak up, you never know you may change my views and save more lives
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no one expects to end up in a bad situation when they go boating, and am sure you have mentally assessed your "worst case scenario" and this is what you would do etc etc. The crazy thing about water and boats is their constant ability to rewrite your plans for you... Like Willk I too respect your life choices while boating, but can't help thinking that should a worst case scenario develop, someone may put their own life at risk to save you or one of your family, when you could have taken steps to manage your own safety. You don't own a yacht do you? just asking....
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no one expects to end up in a bad situation when they go boating, and am sure you have mentally assessed your "worst case scenario" and this is what you would do etc etc. The crazy thing about water and boats is their constant ability to rewrite your plans for you... Like Willk I too respect your life choices while boating, but can't help thinking that should a worst case scenario develop, someone may put their own life at risk to save you or one of your family, when you could have taken steps to manage your own safety. You don't own a yacht do you? just asking....
No i dont nor do i want one , some of my friends do and its put me off
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Great looking family... let's keep them that way and get jackets on em!

Strong swimmers or not, swimming in cold water, no doubt in shock or disorientated from ending up in the drink and the situation changes very quickly.

If your third trip out is the same minus jackets I'm personally putting you forward for a Darwin Award!
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Yep, get the jackets on and use a killcord...
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I get the whole kill cord thing but surely if jackets are available and people choose not to wear them then that's their choice?
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