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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:35 am
Ken Jones


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http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/mar/03/man-found-dead-southerland-land-identified/
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:45 am
pinfish


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i always see boaters and kayakers with no life jackets or maybe they have the small inflatable ones but I doubt it.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:51 am
red fish


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This was totally preventable Ken. Perhaps there should be more mandatory life-jacket wearing even in reservoirs. (a statement) There are quite a few life-jackets now that are thin and very comfortable. The one time I dumped, the $5 Boatmate PFD presumably saved my life in the bay. I had a cramp in my leg when I flipped (10) years ago plus being a weak swimmer (it surely would have been a much more precarious situation). I did have to call for old PFIC member, the CRW almost two football fields away to come and instruct me on how to remount a flipped kayak.

As GDude rules at the MMD: Rule #1 safety first Rule #2 safety first and Rule #3 safety first.

Moral of the story: don't short-change safety ever!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:02 am
Mahigeer


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Too bad that he was drowned. At least he was doing what he loved.


Nature is a wonderful thing, but one cannot take it for granted.


As my friend Gordo used to post a barrowed line from a TV show, "let's be carful out there".
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:49 pm
Ken Jones


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I know you're a wizard with cars, but I think the line wasó"let's be careful out there."

As for kayaks, sooner or later you're going to go in the water (according to a friend who is a biggie in the kayak industry). Given that, you had better be prepared and know what to do when it happens. Booze and/or health issues only make the issue worse.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:51 pm
viti


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The article states that the cause of death is not yet known, so premature to say he drowned.

matt

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:51 pm
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viti wrote:
The article states that the cause of death is not yet known, so premature to say he drowned.

matt



He did have a heart condition.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:44 am
Ken Jones


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bigunindaboat wrote:
viti wrote:
The article states that the cause of death is not yet known, so premature to say he drowned.

matt



He did have a heart condition.



True!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:08 am
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red fish wrote:
I did have to call for old PFIC member, the CRW almost two football fields away to come and instruct me on how to remount a flipped kayak.

As GDude rules at the MMD: Rule #1 safety first Rule #2 safety first and Rule #3 safety first.

Moral of the story: don't short-change safety ever!


This is a good reminder to practice that manuever ahead of a true crisis; I used to flip my little Sunfish and practiced righting it.

Safety, safety, safety.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:50 am
itsakeeper


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I have yet to see anyone I know not to wear PFD when kayaking. We all look out for each other whenever we venture out specially in new place to fish. Not to many I know also ever go out alone to kayakfish. My deepest condolences to his family. May this serve a heavy lesson learn by all to wear PFD when on the water at all times.

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