This help the indecisive? Previously posted in boating safety section.
....and one other thing that chaps my azz.
STOP EDITING POSTS PEOPLE!!!!! Type what you feel and stick with it!!!!
I can't talk about it right now, it's being handled by the Postal Inspector. Those guys don't mess around!
I use my lanyard 100% of the time.
Life jackets, sometimes, usually early and late in the season when the water is cold or when I'm really AIRING the boat out.
Here's a way that no life jackets do effect others. A lot of my tax dollars go to the CG and other agencies when they have to spend two weeks looking for a body with helicopters, planes, boats, divers, sonar, etc. etc.. Plus, it takes resources away from other emergenicies.
I use a Jet Ski wrist band and hang it on the throttles so I can't miss it. The lanyard sometimes gets hung on the throttles when I reach up to adjust tabs or flip a switch. If it's a short hop no big deal. If I'm on a long run I hook it around my ankle so my arms are free.
Good post Brain and glad you are well on the way to recovery!!
how do you retro an older boat that does not have a lanyard?
Can someone show a link to a kit or install?
With great power, comes great responsibility.
Ok, heres a questions. My boat has the little curly cord with a small clip at the end. I usually don't were a life jacket (and no I don't want to hear a lecture about that right now) so where do I clip the lanyard? If I'm wearing shorts its no problem to hook it to a belt loop or something but what about when I'm wearing a swim suit. Would be worried it would come off if just clipped to the wasteband.
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