Originally Posted by spartan
It dose not matter it they were rib net members or not one was and 8 year old child .we are all guilty at one time or an other of being human and not following the rules here are the rules have sea worthy boat carry plenty fuel ware a life jacket or survival suit use the kill cord. if you are going to do fast turns you must use a kill cord ,service you steering ,and if for some reason you have to make a tight turn shout it out the same goes for unexpected waves or wash. todays events will have consequences for all of us.
If you had to tell people that someone they knew and their child had died like that you'd realise how much it matters. (sorry, edit-that sounded harsher than it was meant)
It's a sad indictment that even though we all know what we should do,a lot don't do it and a lot don't think it'll ever happen to them. Legislation won't make any difference (how often do you see someone driving with a mobile glued to their ear?).
A good example is my Ballistic-bought from a ribnet user.
The steering was so full of air and leaking so badly it lurched like a drunkard, the fuel gauge didn't work at all-it was actually impossible for it to work as it was the wrong sender-and the day of the sea trial he thought he didn't need a killcord as he wasn't going far.
The boat was a deathtrap and he said he'd been taking his kids out on it.
Proof that you can put the information out there as much as you like, but there will always be some idiot who won't think it applies to them.
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