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Old 06 November 2008, 05:07   #1
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Not wearing a kill cord

Looking throw motorboat and yachting this mourning I came across an article about the windy 760 and in the pictures where the boat been driven by someone clearly not wearing a lifejacket or kill cord.

Do you think that Magazine editors should start saying that if the skipper is not wearing lifejackets or kill cords the picture will not go in?
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Looking throw motorboat and yachting this mourning I came across an article about the windy 760 and in the pictures where the boat been driven by someone clearly not wearing a lifejacket or kill cord.

Do you think that Magazine editors should start saying that if the skipper is not wearing lifejackets or kill cords the picture will not go in?
Motion seconded.
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Do you think that Magazine editors should start saying that if the skipper is not wearing lifejackets or kill cords the picture will not go in?
Absolutely not, go down that road and soon it'll be no photo's of rainy days without full weather gear, or sunny days without floppy hat and tee shirt. Surely we have enough restrictions on fun without adding more. Besides, every situation is different, and surely we're adult enough to decide when a life jacket is needed!
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Absolutely not, go down that road and soon it'll be no photo's of rainy days without full weather gear, or sunny days without floppy hat and tee shirt. Surely we have enough restrictions on fun without adding more. Besides, every situation is different, and surely we're adult enough to decide when a life jacket is needed!
Nay nay Mr Wilks, we are not talking about legislation here are we? Just that magazine should be setting the right example.

Lifejackets and kill cords are pretty important, no self respecting glossy should be seen to be disagreeing with me.
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and surely we're adult enough to decide when a life jacket is needed!
I find myself in agreement with you, however what does one do when somebody isn't quite a grown up
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Lifejackets and kill cords are pretty important, no self respecting glossy should be seen to be disagreeing with me.
Perhaps you have a point, but it's not only magazines, brochures as well. Take for example this pic from a well known cruise line, don't they realise the danger they're putting these folks in without issuing correct safety gear.
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I think that the thing to remmber here is that if you where to fall of your boat without wearing a kill cord the boat becomes a weapon which is able to kill inocent people that may sound harsh but we have all seen fotage of Calshot lifeboat trying to stop a rib and i have seen a scorpion on top of the sea wall in lymington.

This is not about protecting the person in the boat but other people as well i could not give a hoot if you want to hurt youself by being silly enought not to wear the right equipment.

Also the people who conduct the tests on the boats we see in the Mags are ment in my view to be profesional people whos opinon is respected and so maybe they should be setting the right example.
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Atlantics and D class's don't have kill cords....
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I have even seen the odd picture in 'wavelength' and other RYA publications, featuring powerboats underway without the driver wearing a 'safety lanyard' or PFD or keeping a hand on the throttle. (I don't think the RYA like using the word 'KILL' (cord) anymore when talking about powerboat safety)

One of them even featured the RYA's Chief Powerboat Instructor!

Set an example wherever you can in my view!
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... somebody isn't quite a grown up
Harsh.......but fair.
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