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Old 12-29-2016, 11:56 AM
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make it easier for other boaters to see me in the water, and a lot easier for others to find me if I start to sink to the bottom. I would be wearing a real vest if the lake was any deeper.
Ditto on bright colors. I almost got creamed by a lake lice on a holiday weekend and made it a requirement for everyone to wear a bright vest. We also have a lime green board and everyone knows to have the tip in the air once they fall. Too many people getting run down every year for people to ignore the danger.
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Old 12-29-2016, 10:09 PM
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Old 12-31-2016, 01:52 AM
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Really late to this party but why wouldn't anyone just wear a vest. I find it incredibly tedious to tread water or hold onto a board while the driver returns and resets. I was bad about wearing comp vests but at least they give you some buoyancy.
So tedious to "tread water or hold on to a board"; REALLY!?!? Notwithstanding the whole point of this thread, if you can't tread water for 30 seconds or hold a surf board for floatation to keep your head above water, you should find a drier pastime.
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Old 12-31-2016, 08:34 AM
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The rules on my boat officially are

1. If you are a child (under 16) without your parents you wear a life jacket on the boat. If your parents are on the boat they are responsible for you. Otherwise I just tell you were they are in case of emergency.
2. Wakeboarding you wear a life jacket (Although no one has tried not to wear one)
3. Wakesurfing you can do it however you want (but everyone still wears a life jacket)
4. No tubing!
I have two rules:
  1. No smoking
  2. No Cheeto's

Otherwise, the goal is to have fun. Having a lot of rules is counterproductive to that end.

As to wearing a vest...if you want to wear one, wear it. I don't have any friends or family that aren't capable of making an appropriate decision about their personal safety.
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Old 12-31-2016, 08:54 AM
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I have two rules:
  1. No smoking
  2. No Cheeto's

Otherwise, the goal is to have fun. Having a lot of rules is counterproductive to that end.

As to wearing a vest...if you want to wear one, wear it. I don't have any friends or family that aren't capable of making an appropriate decision about their personal safety.
X1000 on no smoking!!!

For the life of my I cannot understand why people continue to smoke.
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Old 12-31-2016, 12:20 PM
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No smoking and No Cheetos make alot of sense.

If they decide to not wear a PDF, and the do drown, they are pretti much dead.

I do not know anyone who is going to want to give CPR to someone who has been smoking and eating cheetos.

Great Rules Save Lives!
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Old 12-31-2016, 12:33 PM
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I have two rules:
  1. No smoking
  2. No Cheeto's

Otherwise, the goal is to have fun. Having a lot of rules is counterproductive to that end.

As to wearing a vest...if you want to wear one, wear it. I don't have any friends or family that aren't capable of making an appropriate decision about their personal safety.
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X1000 on no smoking!!!

For the life of my I cannot understand why people continue to smoke.
I guess I only have one rule. No Cheetos. I love to have a nice cigar and cruise the lake at times.
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So tedious to "tread water or hold on to a board"; REALLY!?!? Notwithstanding the whole point of this thread, if you can't tread water for 30 seconds or hold a surf board for floatation to keep your head above water, you should find a drier pastime.
A beginner broke her femur on my boat at the weekend while trying to get up for the first time. A freak accident for sure but they happen. No way she'd have been able to tread water for thirty seconds or swim to grab the board. Without a vest we very likely would have had a fatality. As with many others on this site, you come on my boat and want to get wet, you do it with a vest on regardless of what the law may say. Here by the way, I'd have been on manslaughter charges if we'd lost her. It took an hour to fill in the incident report for Marine and Safety Tasmania as it was!.
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:59 PM
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Broke a femur surfing?!?!?
Did she get hung up in the rope or something?
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