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Old 09 June 2014, 17:36   #21
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Alcohol plays a very large role in drownings here in Ireland. All of these victims drown just at the waters edge, often in front of their friends and family on nice sunny days. Currently, we lose around 150 a year to drowning. Of the remaining non-alcohol related deaths (once suicide is allowed for) the vast majority are due to boaters not wearing life jackets.

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Stay sober on/in the water. Always wear a life jacket when afloat.
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Old 09 June 2014, 17:51   #22
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This is wandering into familiar "done to death" territory, no pun intended
I agree, but yer man is a newb.
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Old 09 June 2014, 18:48   #23
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It just gets the stupid ones out of the gene pool....
Trouble is by the time they can afford to buy a boat they've usually been breeding already
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Old 09 June 2014, 20:07   #24
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The hot weather brings out the prats in all areas. Driving back from the coast on Sunday the 150 mile a year bikers were out in force in the South Downs. Overtaking at speed on blind bends and brows, pulling in 6 inches in front of your bumper and then slamming the brakes on to get into the gap, all that sort of stuff. I ride myself, about 15k miles a year commuting into London, and do my share of "making progress" as the immortal phrase in the bike test put it. When in a car I usually make an effort to give room to a bike, but even I was getting pretty p***ed off with these clowns. Completely clueless riders. I was expecting any minute to see some car driver simply not bother to brake hard to avoid another one and just let the nudge happen. I guess what we get on bikes we get on the water as well
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Old 10 June 2014, 02:52   #25
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I was on windermere not long ago and I noticed that there is a new style of wearing a wetsuit with the top half dangling around your legs and no BA. I know from experience if you fall in the wetsuit WILL take you down. I see this on windsurfers wake boards. Something that stood out to me was a stand up paddle board in the middle of the lake doing this alone with no other people around. I understand that if people want to put there own safety on the line it is up to them but someone will have to come and look for them.
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Old 10 June 2014, 03:58   #26
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Smithyyy, we get the same on the way up to the Lakes with bikers. The infamous "Devils Bridge" at Kirby Lonsdale is notorious.

Most of them are BABs ( Born Again Bikers) and they sadly cart 1 or 2 a weekend off in the blood wagon.

On a lighter note it was my first trip since i bought the Searider and even in the rain on Saturday i was grinning from ear to ear.
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I was on windermere not long ago and I noticed that there is a new style of wearing a wetsuit with the top half dangling around your legs and no BA. I know from experience if you fall in the wetsuit WILL take you down. ..
Help me out, how is this dangerous ?

People have been wearing wetsuits with the top pulled down since one piece suits appeared in the early 80's. I have been in the water hundreds of times without the full suit on and amazingly I havent drowned.

When sking, I know very few people that actually keep the full suit on all the time if its warm, most simply pull it down and stick a T shirt on between skis. Since neoprene floats on its own, I fail to see how wearing a wetsuit this way could be dangerous. but I'm willing to be educated.
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Help me out, how is this dangerous ?

People have been wearing wetsuits with the top pulled down since one piece suits appeared in the early 80's. I have been in the water hundreds of times without the full suit on and amazingly I havent drowned.

When sking, I know very few people that actually keep the full suit on all the time if its warm, most simply pull it down and stick a T shirt on between skis. Since neoprene floats on its own, I fail to see how wearing a wetsuit this way could be dangerous. but I'm willing to be educated.
I'm a little confused also, wetsuits are buoyant? So inherently there going to help you float.................
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I'm a little confused also, wetsuits are buoyant? So inherently there going to help you float.................
yeh but if the buoyancy is mostly below the waist you will float feet up so unless u can breathe through your ar$e then its dangerous
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Help me out, how is this dangerous ?

People have been wearing wetsuits with the top pulled down since one piece suits appeared in the early 80's. I have been in the water hundreds of times without the full suit on and amazingly I havent drowned.

When sking, I know very few people that actually keep the full suit on all the time if its warm, most simply pull it down and stick a T shirt on between skis. Since neoprene floats on its own, I fail to see how wearing a wetsuit this way could be dangerous. but I'm willing to be educated.
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I'm a little confused also, wetsuits are buoyant? So inherently there going to help you float.................
"IF" it's the second full moon after the third Sunday after Septuagesima, an unconscious casualty so attired could feasibly float legs up, due to the extra buoyancy provided by the neoprene in the lower regions. Akin to a inversion in a drysuit, hence why you should wear a 275N lifejacket when wearing a drysuit. It's not so much a case of wetsuits being buoyant, it's where the extra buoyancy is.
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