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Old 21 June 2014, 18:07   #1
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The kill cord would have helped

And life jackets.

2 tread water for 14 hours off Florida until rescue -

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Old 22 June 2014, 02:40   #2
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Originally Posted by Bigtalljv View Post
lucky couple!
Any meaning read into my message is the product of your own mind...
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Old 22 June 2014, 03:39   #3
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Typical Yanks. Every one I met in Florida totally ignored their killcord.
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Old 22 June 2014, 05:41   #4
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Normally on these things it turns out they were clinging to their beer cooler for 14hrs. It is happening so often that I think a cooler is now essential safety gear!

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Old 22 June 2014, 07:40   #5
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Lifejacket ? Hah! Why would they want one of those?
What could possibly go wrong that they would need to wear one?
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