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Old 12 September 2005, 09:37   #21
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and you friends & family, when you are gone!
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Old 12 September 2005, 10:58   #22
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from the SAR side of it I would have a much nicer day if I were collecting you alive in your lifejacket than if I were retrieving a body from the water-it aint nice.
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Old 12 September 2005, 14:47   #23
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Are LJs compulsory in Ireland? Or have I got the wrong end of the stick (again)?

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Old 12 September 2005, 15:05   #24
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well according to my Atlantic helm who is sat here there is no kill cord on an Atlantic- and daughter says none on a "D" class either!

This is the case, neither have them
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Life jackets in Ireland

DGR - my understanding is that Life Jackets are compulsary for all on Boats < 7m in Ireland, and for Children (< 16) aboard any pleasure craft.
The law changed about a year ago (?)

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Old 12 September 2005, 16:37   #26
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This is the case, neither have them
I think that this has been discussed before, but through necessity the RNLI operate in sea conditions in which a kill-cord could become hazard. In large breaking seas a sudden loss of power, because the helmsman has been thrown overboard, taking the kill-cord with him, could quickly lead to the boat turning beam-on and capsizing. Maybe that's why the RNLI don't use kill-cords, the rationale being that another crewmember can take over if the helmsman is thrown overboard.

Having said this, I ALWAYS wear a kill-cord, but then again I NEVER want to go out in a force 10!
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I usually clip my kill cord to a steel ring that my waistbelt goes through. With a tillered engine and small (often cramped) boat, I find this method to be the most convenient & secure. Does anyone else use their waistbelt?
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clip it where you find it most comfortable on your person if you are the helmsman
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Neil is right. It is also illegal over here for anyone under the age of 16 to operate ( even under supervison or instruction ) a Fast Water Craft i.e. a craft capable of a speed of 17 knots.


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DGR - my understanding is that Life Jackets are compulsary for all on Boats < 7m in Ireland, and for Children (< 16) aboard any pleasure craft.
The law changed about a year ago (?)

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