View Poll Results: Who wears life jackets in poker runs?
I wear them, my crew does not
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Everybody in the boat wears them
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I dont wear them
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Old 01-17-2006, 05:07 PM
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Sounds just like the morons that want to enforce speed limits because one or two idiots drive too fast and irresponsibly.

Yeah - and that's the bummer. There always seems to be a few irresponsible idiots out there that mess things up for everyone else.

The blame belongs on the idiots, not on the people making laws.

Education is the best way to keep these extra laws from being imposed. OSO is a great school with lots of experienced teachers - we can only hope many will heed the good advice given.
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Old 01-17-2006, 08:15 PM
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I wear a fountain life line, But how to you prove to the local law that it is one of the best and there is no tags to state what it is and what standards it was built for????????
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Old 01-17-2006, 08:32 PM
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I wear a fountain life line, But how to you prove to the local law that it is one of the best and there is no tags to state what it is and what standards it was built for????????
I bet when the CG or conservation officer sees us wearing a vest - they don't even ask.
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Old 01-17-2006, 10:10 PM
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I wear a fountain life line, But how to you prove to the local law that it is one of the best and there is no tags to state what it is and what standards it was built for????????
Carry the GC approval orange ones under the bunks.
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Old 01-17-2006, 10:43 PM
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I bet when the CG or conservation officer sees us wearing a vest - they don't even ask.
You are correct. I've not once heard anyone getting harrassed about wearing a Lifeline or Security jacket.

We used to test our race boats in Havasu wearing our full race gear, and the water cops pulled anyone over if they had missing AZ registration numbers. They also would check for fire extinguishers and paddles. We never even thought once about our jackets not being CG approved --- and they never asked either.

But most people who have Lifelines put the $10 cheapos under the bow. The CG does not require they be worn - just that they be on board.
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Old 01-18-2006, 07:30 PM
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You are correct. I've not once heard anyone getting harrassed about wearing a Lifeline or Security jacket.

We used to test our race boats in Havasu wearing our full race gear, and the water cops pulled anyone over if they had missing AZ registration numbers. They also would check for fire extinguishers and paddles. We never even thought once about our jackets not being CG approved --- and they never asked either.

But most people who have Lifelines put the $10 cheapos under the bow. The CG does not require they be worn - just that they be on board.
I have the cheaper ones stored too. At LOTO they just thank you for wearing them, they take it as a sign of being safety concious. It is doubtful that you will run into a conservation officer that will question why you are wearing a non approved lifeline instead of a typical ski jacket or orange one.

Even when I have not worn a life jacket - they have just checked that they are aboard - they don't check to see if they are approved.
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Old 01-18-2006, 07:51 PM
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Wow! Sleeper Dave is the bravest, smartest, and most bad ass boater I've ever heard of.
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Wow! Sleeper Dave is the bravest, smartest, and most bad ass boater I've ever heard of.
You would think that he is from Long Island or something!!!
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Wow! Sleeper Dave is the bravest, smartest, and most bad ass boater I've ever heard of.

and if you haven't heard he really likes to drink beer
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You would think that he is from Long Island or something!!!

why do you have to bring long island into it... just not right...

the funny thing is, i bet right at this moment, there is a crack head taking a dump and sleeping in your gun as we speak.. you should have never left your baby in our neck of the woods... its fair game for all....
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