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Old 26 March 2015, 11:55   #1
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Kill cord morons

Just got back from a regatta in the Caribbean where many of the crews (on big boats) are collected from the dock. Checking out the ribs coming in and out while waiting for my ride I estimate that over 50% of the drivers were NOT wearing the kill cord (which often could be seen dangling free). This is taking into account ribs I counted with (invisible) proximity kill cords. Bear in mind most if not all of these ribs are associated with high profile professionally run vessels whose policy and SOP is supposedly set in stone. ( ie all drivers are required to wear the kill cord).

I was stunned.
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Old 26 March 2015, 13:15   #3
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It's almost like you were in the United States...

(Maybe 1 in 25 users around here actually use the lanyard)
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Presume they all had lifejackets on though...
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Often "professionals" in any sport seem most lax with the safety rules.
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It's not just there - sit on the wall by the Old Fort in Seaview and watch the DFL's / Second homies come into the yacht club slip - substantial boats and outboards, often driven by the teenage kids........then try to see how many are wearing the cords - very few unfortunately
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Same story on pleasure trips in Cuba. When questioned the crew just laughed "Yeah man".....all passengers were offered old LJ's, but the crew didn't bother with either
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How many motorists do you still see using mob phones whilst driving?

IMHO, it's not worth getting uptight about what others do, as annoying as it may be.

Use good practice yourself, and keep your loved ones as safe as you can.
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