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Simple Question - Do you wear a life jacket?

Old 06-17-2019, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by tarpononecharter View Post
Not that at all. Nobody cares if you wear a life jacket or not. Case closed.
Are you by chance in politics?

You suggested making them mandatory in post 151 of this very thread, so you clearly cared about my PFD use a few days ago, but now you don't OR, you don't really care about my pfd use, but still want a law mandating their use for some other reason? What is your real agenda?

This is typical of many political issues. Proponents of unpopular movements/actions always have the same strategy: First, it's "We want to educate, not mandate". Then when they get caught, "You are over-reacting, we just want common sense controls/limits". Then, when they get caught, "There is no slippery slope, we are not really working towards (insert whatever wildly unpopular ultimate goal)". Finally, when the cat is finally out of the bag, they name their unpopular proposals euphemistically (safe waters act) or simply adopt a name contrary to it's actual function (boating freedom act). All of this is to obfuscate their real agenda until it is too late.

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Old 06-17-2019, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by mdees88 View Post
I do where my kill switch 100% of the time the boat is underway…..
If I'm solo I clip mine on as a means to stop the boat if I go over or down.
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Old 06-17-2019, 01:48 PM
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Not in the past, but having read this thread have all best intentions of doing so in the future. It's the seatbelt analogies that I found convincing. I used to not wear seatbelts, but now it's second nature and I would feel very vulnerable w/out. Such a minor inconvenience to mitigate such a major catastrophe.
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Old 06-17-2019, 01:49 PM
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ALWAYS and KILL Lanyard ... The boats I run are very unstable !!!
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Old 06-17-2019, 01:52 PM
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Only when the Coast Guard patrols are in visual range!

Generally no. I will if I have to leave the cockpit to do something on the outer deck, but given the layout of my boat, it would take more than a little mishap to go overboard.
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