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Old 05-23-2019, 06:40 AM
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When will boaters learn? Especially when out alone.
It doesn't always happen to, "The other guy".





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I'm usually guilty of not having my kill switch connected but I always wear a PFD, and my friends constantly make fun of me! That's the general mentality - PFDs are uncomfortable and unnecessary! I fish in the Merrimack Inlet that usually kills someone every year - you think you see people wearing PFDs out there? No way! I don't know why we don't appreciate people that are prepared, or follow the rules or just generally exhibit discipline. Instead we make fun of them to cover up for our lack of discipline. But we value athletes & entertainers more than scientists and engineers so that's the world we live in!
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I posted this link in another PFD thread in the Boating Forum. I don't see why people don't wear them. Inflatables are reasonably priced, and quite comfortable. A slow pontoon, sure - I see not as much need, but anything moving faster than about 17 knots is gonna hurt if you fall out, not to mention if the boat keeps on a-cruisin' without you. All of my water toys have kill switches I use religiously - even my 65 PowerCat. ESPECIALLY the PowerCat. That damn thing is scary at 70mph.

As per below link, 29 of 35 NC boating deaths last year weren't wearing a PFD. That's just NC's numbers. I'd be shocked if other states aren't similar.

https://www.citizen-times.com/story/...rs/3742827002/
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That is good it separates the idiots from their boats
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IMO the kill switch is more important than the PFD. An argument can be made that if you get separated from the boat, and it stays close, you have a good chance of survival. If it's spinning in circles trying to cut you in half, or just keeps going, chances are greatly reduced. Not that wearing a PFD is unimportant, just my opinion the kill switch is more important.
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I don't anybody that attaches the kill switch...PFD's go on kids until 13, people doing watersports and when sailing in heavy wind
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I wear the kill switch on my ski, but not my 26' cat
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One of my passengers once asked why my PFD was noticeably better. I told them if they fell out, I would come back for them. If I fell out, they'd probably keep going until the boat hit something.
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Originally Posted by Kamper View Post
One of my passengers once asked why my PFD was noticeably better. I told them if they fell out, I would come back for them. If I fell out, they'd probably keep going until the boat hit something.
I'll have to remember that answer the next time my wife asks why she can't have a Mustang Inflatable and has to wear the plain old orange vest of shame.
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Originally Posted by Zardoz View Post
I'm usually guilty of not having my kill switch connected but I always wear a PFD, and my friends constantly make fun of me! That's the general mentality - PFDs are uncomfortable and unnecessary! I fish in the Merrimack Inlet that usually kills someone every year - you think you see people wearing PFDs out there? No way! I don't know why we don't appreciate people that are prepared, or follow the rules or just generally exhibit discipline. Instead we make fun of them to cover up for our lack of discipline.
But we some value athletes & entertainers more than scientists and engineers so that's the world we live in!
My PFD is comfortable and helps to keep me warm in the cooler/cold months.
People that say they are not comfortable, find one that is or get a co2 inflatable.

When running, everybody wears one on my boat.

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Did you try and crunk it up????

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