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Old 10-25-2013, 01:19 PM   #81
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:44 PM   #82
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"Safety" grew tentacles and one is risk management. Drilling slow below you is different than drilling above you.

Walking around the decks in broad daylight in protected warm waters is different than at night, in the ocean when it's January.

Absolute rules are for people who aren't experienced to a given level or for people who can't manage risks.
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:56 PM   #83
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"Safety" grew tentacles and one is risk management. Drilling slow below you is different than drilling above you.

Walking around the decks in broad daylight in protected warm waters is different than at night, in the ocean when it's January.

Absolute rules are for people who aren't experienced to a given level or for people who can't manage risks.
Or your age, flexibility, how strong of a swimmer you are.
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:13 PM   #84
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"Safety" grew tentacles and one is risk management. Drilling slow below you is different than drilling above you.

Walking around the decks in broad daylight in protected warm waters is different than at night, in the ocean when it's January.

Absolute rules are for people who aren't experienced to a given level or for people who can't manage risks.
Makes perfect sense.

This weekend, I used the dingy between boats and boat-to-dock in a protected harbor without putting PFD on. (I store non-inflatables on the dink.) When I crossed Raccoon Straight in a dink, my passengers and I wore inflatable PFDs. Wouldn't have crossed without them.

If I'm sanding wood - no safety glasses. If I'm grinding metal, safety glasses are worn.

Evaluate your circumstances and experience and risks and act accordingly. Would I let my kid drill a hole in wood or drywall without glasses? Sure...and so did my Dad and Grandfather. I'm still here with both eyes.
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:18 PM   #85
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:12 PM   #87
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:56 PM   #88
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.... In some parts of the world 4-year-olds chop coconuts with razor sharp machetes and hardly ever lose a body part....
You mean like these 2?
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:01 PM   #89
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You mean like these 2?
Saw that kind of thing while conducting some training in South America last year.
All I can say is, I'd have lost all of my fingers doing what the locals did!
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Hazards are real. Risks are constructs usually defined by likely hood and consequence. It is the risk management and minimizing exposure that most people fail at.
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Or your age, flexibility, how strong of a swimmer you are.
See Northern Spy's post for your answer.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:45 PM   #92
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See Northern Spy's post for your answer.
Wasn't looking for an answer. I understand my limitations.
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Hazards are real. Risks are constructs usually defined by likely hood and consequence. It is the risk management and minimizing exposure that most people fail at.
Completely agree. Risk management needs to be a big part of your thought process when organizing your boating adventure. Very few injuries or deaths occur due to bad luck. It is almost always poor risk management.

After working in a high risk industry for many years, I now automatically assess risk and try to mitigate hazards with any task I take on. Its a big part of the planning process.
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I must admit not a big fan of wearing any type of PFD, this miss giving was brought to light this past summer while in Hadley Harbor Ma we decided to take a dingy ride over to Woods Hole for lunch, just me and the bride, large raft plenty of HP, well the water running through that area can get rather sporting, part way through I clipped on the kill switch to me, once through, we decided we really should try those vest on that are always clicked into the raft, well we had a pretty good laugh as they must have been fitting for me 20 years ago, and I've put on a couple of pounds and no way it would have fit. Long story long looking for new proper fitting vests and plan on using them before we need them.
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