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Old 29 September 2013, 05:04   #21
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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?
I'm not sure youngsters are best placed to make that decision and need to rely on the judgement of a 'responsible adult' - there may be a hole in that plan.
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Old 29 September 2013, 05:05   #22
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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?
Children often fail to make good choices unless guided by a parent.
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Old 29 September 2013, 08:16   #23
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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?
This presumably falls onto the same bracket as seat belts in cars.

They are there to save your life, if you choose not to wear them, and die....who picks up pieces..?

ww.commonsense.com....but as someone's signature says?.'you can't educate pork'
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Old 29 September 2013, 10:15   #24
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you can't educate pork'
Thats a bit uncalled for , but hey ho
Each to their own Hey
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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?
it is of course their choice, just a really bad one if they choose not to!
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Old 29 September 2013, 10:35   #26
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I do agree with everyone on here commenting on you and your family not wearing L.J's or PFd's and I'm sure that you will consider wearing them from now on

This is RIBnet and you have been told

But I must say that I admire you for keeping your cool with some of the harsher comments directed at you
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Gee, I must have missed something here. 9.9 HP, four people in the boat and easy seas, but folks go crazy because the boaters were not wearing their life jackets.

Now if you get in one of our kayaks, you will wear your PFD with no exceptions. With the power boats, conditions govern whether or not life jackets are worn.
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Old 29 September 2013, 11:44   #28
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Gee Frank... from my experience boating in the Pacific North West, I found the USA boaters avoidance of lifejackets staggering. There is nothing like the level of education undertaken by the US Coastguard as to their use and consequences for not wearing them, as there is done here by the RNLI.
I think the most recent stats for the USA speak for themselves.
No doubt all these poor souls that passed away, thought they didn't need lifejackets and didn't think anything would happen to them because they were in "easy seas".
In 2010, the U.S. Coast Guard received reports for 4,604 boating incidents; 3,153 boaters were reported injured, and 672 died. Most (72%) boating deaths that occurred during 2010 were caused by drowning, with 88% of victims not wearing life jackets.
Like I said before - You are free to make your own choices.
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Can i just point out that we weren't in the sea but Ipswich marina with a 6 knot speed limit all round
we had life jackets on board in case and yes i was wearing the kill-cord.
If we ever go out to sea (not unless i get a bigger boat) id consider it seriously
well probably would wear one
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ok.. I give up, I tried.
... you know best.
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