04-11-2005, 11:01 PM
too many drownings lately guys, I personally would like to see lp's a requirement for all JRCC future tourneys. I would wear mine cause it's smart. Most younger guys don't feel the "need" to wear one. Let's consider making it a Must at all JRCC tourneys in the future(that is my opinion not the club's). Not that we would be held responsible because there would be no liability involved but......it may be your son, father, best friend, cousin or maybe someone who did'nt know he "should" have had one on - especially the way the water has been running lately - Unbelievable at times depending on which part of the river you are fishing at the time. Any reactions, feedback or response????????? just curious....striperjoe
Let's hear some feedback - positive or negative...Keep in mind most accidents happen when we think we have things under control and it's not nice to fool mother nature. I almost drowned once as a college student in the New River. So I've been there done that....
04-12-2005, 08:45 AM
You know my opinion.
I would be up for making that a recomendation at the tournys though.
04-12-2005, 09:22 AM
Not for me! I will make the decision when I choose to wear my pfd.
04-12-2005, 09:27 AM
I think we should keep the rules to a minimum. But I am all for encouraging each other to be safe. So feel free to make an announcment at each event.
Does a lifejacket make me look fat?
04-12-2005, 09:30 AM
No, that would be your belly.[grin]
04-12-2005, 09:54 AM
Jay, don't you have a couple tires to mount????[grin]
Now get to it. AND I MEAN IT!!!!!
Fisher of Men
04-12-2005, 01:46 PM
A lot of Coast Guardsmen will tell you that they never retrieved a dead body in a life jacket! I have been associated with marine casualty investigations for nearly 15 years and have seen a lot of horror stories. Most of the incidents involved totally unexpected events which occurred out of the blue; and a life jacket could have made a difference in about 99% of the drownings.
Boating is very dangerous and anything you can do to protect yourself is an added plus. Remember that you share the river with a lot of reckless folks.
04-12-2005, 08:01 PM
Dayton, to make yourself look taller and slimmer make sure you wear a life jacket with vertical stripes. I am 6ft tall but the horizontal stripes on my jacket make me appear much shorter.
04-12-2005, 08:16 PM
Steve dont you have some MSDS material to review, now you get to it.
04-13-2005, 08:52 AM
I keep telling myself I'm going to wear one when running up/down river on night trips. I really need to do a better job at that. How ironic would that be to become food for the mighty blue cats we love to chase!