Originally Posted by kerny
I agree with you on that he could have an attachment on the kc the only way to know is if you saw the program then you would see it blowing about in the wind. But even so, if it was a still shot even just for awareness of how important it is to wear a kc for his viewers he should be wearing it imho.
As for his left hand, that is how you should hold the lever on a binnacle style throttle because it reduces the chance of being accidently pushed to full if you were to be knocked or stuffed by a wave.
it is all about image, he wants to portray an image, which is why that picture went out, it is likely to be meant to portray him being "cool" or whatever, as it certainly comes across that way.
If we are to get the message across that operating a boat without a kill cord is dangerous, then people who are role models for others , he is chief scout amongst other things, should be responsible and try to portray an image that shows he is obviously doing the right things.
It is no different than glamourising smoking, or drink driving, IMHO.