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2022-05-21 8:43:27 PM  
Not a life-jacket in sight.
 
2022-05-21 10:47:55 PM  

Yaw String: Not a life-jacket in sight.


Amazing they survived.
 
2022-05-22 12:08:19 AM  
help!
Send chicks and Cheetos!

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2022-05-22 12:12:50 AM  
DAINJAH ZOWNE!
 
2022-05-22 12:13:36 AM  
Homebuoy:

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2022-05-22 12:13:36 AM  
In a news release issued Saturday afternoon, the Coast Guard used the rescue to remind boaters to wear a life jacket, carry all required safety equipment, file a float plan and check the weather and water conditions before going out on the water.

In other words, the rescued boaters were in a fix because they did something stupid? Color me surprised.
 
2022-05-22 12:19:05 AM  

honk: In a news release issued Saturday afternoon, the Coast Guard used the rescue to remind boaters to wear a life jacket, carry all required safety equipment, file a float plan and check the weather and water conditions before going out on the water.

In other words, the rescued boaters were in a fix because they did something stupid? Color me surprised.


As my wife said after reading the article, "Just another weekend in Tampa Bay."
 
TWX
2022-05-22 12:36:32 AM  

SloppyFrenchKisser: help!
Send chicks and Cheetos!

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Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, we made you out of clay...
 
2022-05-22 12:36:58 AM  
Reminds me of a certain lesson plan at the National SAR School.
 
TWX
2022-05-22 12:38:19 AM  
On God! I'm An Ocean Buoy! - Twisted Tunes Vault 3
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2022-05-22 12:40:00 AM  
THE BUOYS "Timothy" HQ
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2022-05-22 12:56:26 AM  
Did they at least have a volleyball?
 
2022-05-22 1:12:30 AM  
I grew up with boats. Hardly anyone wears a vest and I don't think I have never seen a boats without at least two six pack of beer. I don't get to go out anymore but my sister and brother in law have their boat tied up across a tiny street on Long Island. They do make all kids under14 wear vests or floaties that attach from the top and bottom. All of the children have been swimming since the were babies. The adults, not so much. The are all very strong swimmers but I know that is not always enough. It just takes a second for something to go wrong.
 
2022-05-22 2:05:24 AM  

daffy: I grew up with boats. Hardly anyone wears a vest and I don't think I have never seen a boats without at least two six pack of beer. I don't get to go out anymore but my sister and brother in law have their boat tied up across a tiny street on Long Island. They do make all kids under14 wear vests or floaties that attach from the top and bottom. All of the children have been swimming since the were babies. The adults, not so much. The are all very strong swimmers but I know that is not always enough. It just takes a second for something to go wrong.


ok.
 
2022-05-22 2:34:51 AM  
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2022-05-22 3:02:17 AM  

daffy: I grew up with boats. Hardly anyone wears a vest and I don't think I have never seen a boats without at least two six pack of beer. I don't get to go out anymore but my sister and brother in law have their boat tied up across a tiny street on Long Island. They do make all kids under14 wear vests or floaties that attach from the top and bottom. All of the children have been swimming since the were babies. The adults, not so much. The are all very strong swimmers but I know that is not always enough. It just takes a second for something to go wrong.


I put one on every time I get in a kayak. I have friends who give me grief for it. F*ck 'em.
 
2022-05-22 5:32:49 AM  

honk: In a news release issued Saturday afternoon, the Coast Guard used the rescue to remind boaters to wear a life jacket, carry all required safety equipment, file a float plan and check the weather and water conditions before going out on the water.

In other words, the rescued boaters were in a fix because they did something stupid? Color me surprised.


I expect more of many stupid things.
 
2022-05-22 6:50:11 AM  

daffy: I grew up with boats. Hardly anyone wears a vest and I don't think I have never seen a boats without at least two six pack of beer. I don't get to go out anymore but my sister and brother in law have their boat tied up across a tiny street on Long Island. They do make all kids under14 wear vests or floaties that attach from the top and bottom. All of the children have been swimming since the were babies. The adults, not so much. The are all very strong swimmers but I know that is not always enough. It just takes a second for something to go wrong.


There should still be PFDs on board for everybody, and they should be quickly accessible for emergencies, like a sinking boat.
 
2022-05-22 7:18:37 AM  

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I have to show my husband. He loves Batman.
 
2022-05-22 7:20:29 AM  

TwowheelinTim: daffy: I grew up with boats. Hardly anyone wears a vest and I don't think I have never seen a boats without at least two six pack of beer. I don't get to go out anymore but my sister and brother in law have their boat tied up across a tiny street on Long Island. They do make all kids under14 wear vests or floaties that attach from the top and bottom. All of the children have been swimming since the were babies. The adults, not so much. The are all very strong swimmers but I know that is not always enough. It just takes a second for something to go wrong.

I put one on every time I get in a kayak. I have friends who give me grief for it. F*ck 'em.


Better safe then dead.
 
2022-05-22 7:22:38 AM  

wxboy: daffy: I grew up with boats. Hardly anyone wears a vest and I don't think I have never seen a boats without at least two six pack of beer. I don't get to go out anymore but my sister and brother in law have their boat tied up across a tiny street on Long Island. They do make all kids under14 wear vests or floaties that attach from the top and bottom. All of the children have been swimming since the were babies. The adults, not so much. The are all very strong swimmers but I know that is not always enough. It just takes a second for something to go wrong.

There should still be PFDs on board for everybody, and they should be quickly accessible for emergencies, like a sinking boat.


They do have those. The problem is finding them in the mayhem.
 
2022-05-22 7:33:45 AM  

daffy: TwowheelinTim: daffy: I grew up with boats. Hardly anyone wears a vest and I don't think I have never seen a boats without at least two six pack of beer. I don't get to go out anymore but my sister and brother in law have their boat tied up across a tiny street on Long Island. They do make all kids under14 wear vests or floaties that attach from the top and bottom. All of the children have been swimming since the were babies. The adults, not so much. The are all very strong swimmers but I know that is not always enough. It just takes a second for something to go wrong.

I put one on every time I get in a kayak. I have friends who give me grief for it. F*ck 'em.

Better safe then dead.


Also doesn't matter if you're friggin' Aquaman - if you get tossed out and clobber your head - on the side of the boat or something else - you aren't going to do anything but drown.  Isn't about your ability to maintain yourself safely in the water, it's about your ability to be maintained safely when you can't do shiat due to injury, exhaustion, or any one of a mort of other unhappy issues that come with boating accidents.  Hell, it's even good for keeping the passed out drunks alive if they take a header
 
2022-05-22 7:34:24 AM  

daffy: wxboy: daffy: I grew up with boats. Hardly anyone wears a vest and I don't think I have never seen a boats without at least two six pack of beer. I don't get to go out anymore but my sister and brother in law have their boat tied up across a tiny street on Long Island. They do make all kids under14 wear vests or floaties that attach from the top and bottom. All of the children have been swimming since the were babies. The adults, not so much. The are all very strong swimmers but I know that is not always enough. It just takes a second for something to go wrong.

There should still be PFDs on board for everybody, and they should be quickly accessible for emergencies, like a sinking boat.

They do have those. The problem is finding them in the mayhem.


This also depends on what class of vessel.

Kayak or PWC, you gotta wear pfd at every moment.

Motor boat under 40', you should at least have kiddies while underway in them and type 1 for all the adults in a bag or locker.

Sailboats in open water gotta have them, but until they started making the inflatable harnesses, I'd rather be clipped into the jack line with a harness than fighting to work with a PFD on. PFD stayed in the cockpit until the work was done. I have a couple new auto inflating harness style rigs  my friends left me. I'm going to try them out in lieu of my old school harness this year crossing to the leewards. Sprout has his pfd on before he lays above while we're under way.

But yeah. PFD safety - pretty much do what USCG recommends on their site and material. They've had a lot of experience with this shiat.
 
2022-05-22 8:27:40 AM  
A point that isn't mentioned is were they charged with interfering with an aid to navigation?
 
2022-05-22 9:52:40 AM  

daffy: I grew up with boats. Hardly anyone wears a vest and I don't think I have never seen a boats without at least two six pack of beer. I don't get to go out anymore but my sister and brother in law have their boat tied up across a tiny street on Long Island. They do make all kids under14 wear vests or floaties that attach from the top and bottom. All of the children have been swimming since the were babies. The adults, not so much. The are all very strong swimmers but I know that is not always enough. It just takes a second for something to go wrong.


We always wore self-inflating PFDs. Lightweight, comfortable and reliable. They weren't Coastguard approved at the time, but we also had a bag of Type 2s to keep us legal. And a type 4.
 
2022-05-22 11:48:15 AM  

wxboy: daffy: I grew up with boats. Hardly anyone wears a vest and I don't think I have never seen a boats without at least two six pack of beer. I don't get to go out anymore but my sister and brother in law have their boat tied up across a tiny street on Long Island. They do make all kids under14 wear vests or floaties that attach from the top and bottom. All of the children have been swimming since the were babies. The adults, not so much. The are all very strong swimmers but I know that is not always enough. It just takes a second for something to go wrong.

There should still be PFDs on board for everybody, and they should be quickly accessible for emergencies, like a sinking boat.


Enough PFDs for all persons on board are required by law.

/USCG boarding officer (retired)
 
2022-05-22 12:12:17 PM  

yohohogreengiant: daffy: wxboy: daffy: I grew up with boats. Hardly anyone wears a vest and I don't think I have never seen a boats without at least two six pack of beer. I don't get to go out anymore but my sister and brother in law have their boat tied up across a tiny street on Long Island. They do make all kids under14 wear vests or floaties that attach from the top and bottom. All of the children have been swimming since the were babies. The adults, not so much. The are all very strong swimmers but I know that is not always enough. It just takes a second for something to go wrong.

There should still be PFDs on board for everybody, and they should be quickly accessible for emergencies, like a sinking boat.

They do have those. The problem is finding them in the mayhem.

This also depends on what class of vessel.

Kayak or PWC, you gotta wear pfd at every moment.

Motor boat under 40', you should at least have kiddies while underway in them and type 1 for all the adults in a bag or locker.

Sailboats in open water gotta have them, but until they started making the inflatable harnesses, I'd rather be clipped into the jack line with a harness than fighting to work with a PFD on. PFD stayed in the cockpit until the work was done. I have a couple new auto inflating harness style rigs  my friends left me. I'm going to try them out in lieu of my old school harness this year crossing to the leewards. Sprout has his pfd on before he lays above while we're under way.

But yeah. PFD safety - pretty much do what USCG recommends on their site and material. They've had a lot of experience with this shiat.


What, some sort of application of a seaman-like assessment of the situation, based on judgment, skills and experience? That's just crazy talk.
 
2022-05-22 1:11:31 PM  
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2022-05-22 6:07:48 PM  
I always find incidents like this to be very interesting. If they are on a boat that is going down, they need to grab their lifejackets. It's pretty simple and they should have some time to do that. Most boats don't sink all that quickly.

Whenever someone boards my boat, they are told basic safety rules like where the lifejackets are and how to call for help on the radio if I have a heart attack or something else happens where I'm incapacitated.
 
2022-05-22 9:35:39 PM  

Big_Doofus: I always find incidents like this to be very interesting. If they are on a boat that is going down, they need to grab their lifejackets. It's pretty simple and they should have some time to do that. Most boats don't sink all that quickly.

Whenever someone boards my boat, they are told basic safety rules like where the lifejackets are and how to call for help on the radio if I have a heart attack or something else happens where I'm incapacitated.


Sometimes there is no time though.  Hit something and toss people around/out, capsize due to some other asshole farking around, plain old 'Oops!' trip and fall and land wrong and over you go 'cause of some weird wave action - all that good stuff.  Situations you do not expect or see coming in time to mess around with going after them is a lot of what they're for
 
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