Originally Posted by jyasaki
2 guys left something like 13 kids. PFD's would most likely have saved the 13 kids' fathers. Day before Father's Day, i think.
No doubt PFDs would have likely saved them. Despite horrific injuries the Cork victim's life was saved by his PFD.
For myself despite religious commitment to kill-cord use, I don't know if anyone else will but I'll admit I occasionally scare myself when I realize that for some combination of reasons I'm planing and I've failed to clip in.
It can be something like backing off the trailer to trickle to the end of the pier, thinking there's a misfire, I'll just give it a squirt..... Or while fishing drifting in towards a hazard and starting up to 'just back off a few meters'. If you're mooring or recovering on your own there are times when you simply can't be clipped in and it's too easy to then plane away particularly if you've had a stressful launch or engine trouble.