Go Back  Offshoreonly.com > General Discussion > General Boating Discussion
For Those Opposed To Tether Laws: >

For Those Opposed To Tether Laws:

Notices

For Those Opposed To Tether Laws:

Old 10-26-2021, 08:55 AM
  #1  
Registered
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Clarkston, Michigan
Posts: 5,640
Received 445 Likes on 204 Posts
Default For Those Opposed To Tether Laws:

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/ne...ed/8539847002/Glen Arbor — A 63-year-old man has drowned after being thrown overboard from a boat in a northern Michigan lake.Kevin Herman’s body was found late Saturday afternoon in Little Glen Lake near Glen Arbor in Leelanau County, the Traverse City Record-Eagle reported Monday.Herman of Suttons Bay and 50-year-old Kelly Walter were fishing on the lake when they lost control of the boat they were on. Both were thrown into the water, authorities said.The empty boat crashed before 12:30 p.m. Saturday into the shoreline.Walter was rescued by a kayaker. He was wearing a life jacket which was not secured. Herman was not wearing a life jacket.Little Glen Lake is northwest of Traverse City.
thirdchildhood is offline  

Top Answer

10-26-2021, 10:46 PM
SABER28
Registered
 
SABER28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: jenison mi
Posts: 1,159
Received 167 Likes on 63 Posts
Default

look i'm all for kill switches and seatbelts etc. i see the benefits of seatbelts in collisions everyday.

however i'm strongly against government forcing people to do things. you know the next step in safety could be mandatory rpm limits on your boat to limit its speed. all in the name of safety.
Old 10-26-2021, 01:37 PM
  #2  
Registered
 
RSCHAP1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Murray Lake Lowell MI
Posts: 525
Received 93 Likes on 42 Posts
Default



RSCHAP1 is offline  
Old 10-26-2021, 05:15 PM
  #3  
Registered
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Traverse City, Michigan
Posts: 4,630
Received 311 Likes on 139 Posts
Default

I'm thinking the boat was a tiller steer. Most everything on that lake is pontoon/small fishboat/jetski. I was running a tiller steer freight canoe in very cold November weather once and my hand got so cold I accidentally let loose of the tiller. The boat snapped into a sharp turn due to prop steer and with luck I stayed onboard. Had a hard time getting that thing back under control. Meanwhile my son in law sitting in front facing back had eyes the size of dinner plates. No kill switch on that outboard.
Interceptor is offline  
Old 10-26-2021, 08:01 PM
  #4  
Registered
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Clarkston, Michigan
Posts: 5,640
Received 445 Likes on 204 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Interceptor View Post
I'm thinking the boat was a tiller steer. Most everything on that lake is pontoon/small fishboat/jetski. I was running a tiller steer freight canoe in very cold November weather once and my hand got so cold I accidentally let loose of the tiller. The boat snapped into a sharp turn due to prop steer and with luck I stayed onboard. Had a hard time getting that thing back under control. Meanwhile my son in law sitting in front facing back had eyes the size of dinner plates. No kill switch on that outboard.
That's odd. My 3.5 hp canoe had a kill switch.
thirdchildhood is offline  
Old 10-26-2021, 09:21 PM
  #5  
Registered
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 205
Received 87 Likes on 52 Posts
Default

Has anyone used the Fell system, it looks interesting and is reasonably priced?
carnutsx2 is offline  
Old 10-26-2021, 09:24 PM
  #6  
Registered
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 7,533
Received 2,221 Likes on 608 Posts
Default

so if he had a tether he would have lived? I think if he had a life jacket he would have lived
ICDEDPPL is offline  
The following 12 users liked this post by ICDEDPPL:
Awash (10-27-2021), Dave3fl (10-27-2021), Gimme Fuel (10-28-2021), IGetWet (10-27-2021), Interceptor (10-27-2021), Mentalpause (10-28-2021), Nothing personel 353 (10-27-2021), PROP STAR (11-01-2021), rak rua (10-27-2021), tommymonza (10-27-2021), Unlimited jd (10-26-2021), Wally (10-29-2021)
Old 10-26-2021, 09:40 PM
  #7  
Registered
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 205
Received 87 Likes on 52 Posts
Default

If he had both he would be retelling the story for the 50th time over a cold beer . Get pitched out , swim your cold happy azz back to the boat, make up a story for your wife and toss you wallet on the dash to dry out.
carnutsx2 is offline  
Old 10-26-2021, 10:46 PM
  #8  
Registered
 
SABER28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: jenison mi
Posts: 1,159
Received 167 Likes on 63 Posts
Default

look i'm all for kill switches and seatbelts etc. i see the benefits of seatbelts in collisions everyday.

however i'm strongly against government forcing people to do things. you know the next step in safety could be mandatory rpm limits on your boat to limit its speed. all in the name of safety.
SABER28 is offline  
The following 13 users liked this post by SABER28:
1MOSES1 (10-27-2021), Apexwarrior (10-27-2021), Dave3fl (10-27-2021), DrFeelgood (10-27-2021), Gimme Fuel (10-28-2021), ICDEDPPL (10-29-2021), IGetWet (10-27-2021), jekyl (11-02-2021), MMatt28 (10-27-2021), phughes69 (10-29-2021), RSCHAP1 (10-27-2021), the deep (10-27-2021), tommymonza (10-27-2021)
Old 10-27-2021, 05:00 AM
  #9  
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 172
Received 5 Likes on 4 Posts
Default

Maybe tiller steer motors should have a tether kill switch on them? I think it could be done with out increasing risk or inconvenience.
altamate is offline  
Old 10-27-2021, 05:49 AM
  #10  
Registered
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 205
Received 87 Likes on 52 Posts
Default

We have had nation wide seat belt laws for years and they have been rolling out cars like the New ZO6 with 670hp , the Dodge Demon , Porsche turbo cars and the Nissan GTR every year with more Hp. All seat belts do is save lives and when lives get saved things are cheaper to insure. Big hp boats are crazy to insure because they get wrecked and people die with regularity. If wearing something as simple as a tether would save my life or a passangers life im game and if mandatory tethers saved lives and insurance was cheaper I'm all for it and if people were to stop posting about friends who got injured or killed by using some simple technology I'm all for that too.
carnutsx2 is offline  
The following 2 users liked this post by carnutsx2:
Tropical Buzz (11-13-2021), ttuton (10-27-2021)

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.