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Old 07 November 2008, 09:08   #31
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Hold on - naked pictures - surely thats a nother thread ?
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Old 07 November 2008, 09:38   #32
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Moving on a bit...

Just reading this thread and observing general behaviour...

- Use of killcords seems to be pretty widespread near universal in ribs. Ditto for lifejackets from my observations.
- Use of killcords in other fast powercraft is harder to judge out on the water
- But my impression is that use of lifejackets on other fast powercraft is pretty sparse. Big ones, quite rare and on smaller bowrider types it feels like this too.

Does this tally with others impressions?
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Old 07 November 2008, 09:58   #33
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Just reading this thread and observing general behaviour...

- Use of killcords seems to be pretty widespread near universal in ribs. Ditto for lifejackets from my observations.
- Use of killcords in other fast powercraft is harder to judge out on the water
- But my impression is that use of lifejackets on other fast powercraft is pretty sparse. Big ones, quite rare and on smaller bowrider types it feels like this too.

Does this tally with others impressions?
Yes.
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Old 07 November 2008, 10:52   #34
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I can tell you that 99% of Motor yachts I've seen have had no life jackets on the people on board. But these have been 32-48ft ones. Does that make them safer? Nope but there is a false sense of security with larger boats where you can go below decks.
I've only ever seen one sailing boat go out from the local dock with no life jackets on and have never seen anyone stupid enough to be with out one in a RIB.
I have seen those open hard boats (silverfox?) with no signs of a LF.
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Yes 100% - smaller fletcher type ski boats - no chance of a kill cord/ lifejacket. Users seem to prefer wet demin to keep them afloat & general poor maintainence to stop the engine. If they drown the 15 cans of special brew will stop them feeling anything.

BIG BIG cruisers types - They will never fall off & as they dont ever do more the 2 knots they will swim to catch up- if they drown they wont feel anything due to the amount of GIN in thier system.

OK - General sweeping statement but I am guessing we have all seen the types alluded to ?
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Old 07 November 2008, 11:15   #36
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Old 07 November 2008, 11:24   #37
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Imagine the effect the wind and salt would have though
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Old 07 November 2008, 16:29   #38
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engine. If they drown the 15 cans of special brew will stop them feeling anything.



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or they could drink them and squash the cans into a carrier bag and hold it up ,would make a brilliant radar reflector .
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I've only ever seen one sailing boat go out from the local dock with no life jackets on and have never seen anyone stupid enough to be with out one in a RIB.
You must be looking at different yachts from me then, a reasonably large percentage I see do not wear them.
Also on RIBs used for diving it is almost unknown for anyone to wear a LF and also pretty common for no kill cord to be used.
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or they could drink them and squash the cans into a carrier bag and hold it up ,would make a brilliant radar reflector .

This is descending into a boatmad thread, where they all end up comparing knob sizes and JF always loses
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