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Old 08-25-2009, 01:42 PM
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It is important to stay safe while entering the water, this summer has proven to be fatal. Many swimmers, rafters and boaters failed to wear a life jacket while in the water. Many people believe they are stronger than the currents, but in Sacramento County alone there have been 8 drownings this year alone. To check out the whole story and how serious water safety needs to be go to http://www.sacbee.com/ourregion/story/2136242.html.
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Since time and bleeping memorial, people have drowned while taking part in water activities, and they will consider to do so. For the time being, it is still a free country and we have a CHOICE to wear a life jacket or not.

So, I will take you and your post as serious as I take that white stuff that develops on the top of a cup of coffee after it has been sitting for a day or so.
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Old 08-25-2009, 04:57 PM
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So, I will take you and your post as serious as I take that white stuff that develops on the top of a cup of coffee after it has been sitting for a day or so.
So does that white stuff come with flies or without?
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:34 AM
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NY adopted a law that makes it mandatory for boaters in boats smaller than 21" to wear life jackets during the months between Nov and May.

I guess it makes the NY Harbour's job of retrieving floaters...
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NY adopted a law that makes it mandatory for boaters in boats smaller than 21" to wear life jackets during the months between Nov and May.
21" is a really small boat!
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wow..
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Originally Posted by rwidman View Post
21" is a really small boat!

doh...I meant 21'
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Originally Posted by DarthBaiter View Post
doh...I meant 21'

Anyone who quotes Homer (Simpson) can't be all bad.
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Originally Posted by rwidman View Post
Anyone who quotes Homer (Simpson) can't be all bad.
Believe it or not, that quote was almost too political for THT...but I got a pass from one of the mods...only cause it's Homer.
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And according to the local authorities, a large percentage of male drowning victims are recovered with their fly down. So I say ban all peeing while in a boat.
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Thought of some more good ideas:

Require seat belts because it is really bouncy in a boat.

Require fenders INSIDE the boat to make it soft if you accidently bump the fiberglass.

Require helmets so you don't hit your head.

Require those metal shark suits on all passengers so that errant fish hooks cannot penetrate the skin.

Require a certified and licensed nurse on all boats just in case.

Ban the use of gasoline in boats because it is flammable.

Require "guards" around hooks, gaffs etc, anything pointy so that nothing can get stuck on it.

Ban all daytime boating because the sun shines in the day and could cause sunburn that could cause skin cancer that could cause a person to die.

Any other suggestions that take all personal responsibility out of the equation and remove what little remaining fun we get in boating?
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No running on deck with a gaff in hand?
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