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Old 02-28-2014, 06:04 PM   #1
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For Lack of a Kill Cord on an OB

A sad story/blog of a good Samaritan/cruiser who got hurt because someone wasn't using a kill cord. It starts 1/2 way down the page.

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Old 02-28-2014, 07:28 PM   #2
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A sad story/blog of a good Samaritan/cruiser who got hurt because someone wasn't using a kill cord. It starts 1/2 way down the page.

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And a horrific reminder to all to please please please use a kill switch on a dinghy or tender. By use I don't mean just have one. Use it always. They are lightweight vessels in a big boat's world and not at all uncommon to hear of people being tossed from them.
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We can't control what other people do and web forums such as this one reach a very small fraction of boaters. In many parts of the world, boater education is not required to operate a boat and where it is, it's usually very basic. From my marina I can see a public boat landing and stupid, dangerous stuff is the norm.

The guy in this story should be commended for his efforts.
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