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Old 04-18-2014, 07:19 PM
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Man thrown from boat after jumping Tugboat wake

This doesn't look like it's going to end well.........no kill switch attached and no PFD.

Be careful out there

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?se...cal&id=9508315
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:47 PM
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Holy. That's unbelievable.
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:19 PM
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That sucks.. Hope he is still found alive.
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:14 AM
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Tragic and senseless. Thoughts and prayers out to all affected.
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:15 PM
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Does anyone here ever use their kill-switch lanyard? I never have, but I don't actively wake jump my boat either.
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:20 PM
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Does anyone here ever use their kill-switch lanyard? I never have, but I don't actively wake jump my boat either.
Never, I'd even wager there's boats out there that have them bypassed.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:11 AM
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Kill Switch usage

a stark reminder why a kill switch needs to be used .


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-22560652
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:41 AM
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Does anyone here ever use their kill-switch lanyard? I never have, but I don't actively wake jump my boat either.
We do.

Its like a seatbelt, you'll probably never need; but when you do you will be happy its there.
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:42 AM
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I've always worn the kill switch lanyard if I'm in the boat alone but often leave it off if others are boating with me. That might not be the smartest thing! Maybe it should have a seat pressure switch like my lawn tractor.
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Old 04-21-2014, 01:30 PM
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definitely tragic, hope his family was prepared for a loss as well as possible.

As far as mechanical safety's, people will always be able to find ways to bypass them. If you are going to "showboat" please use the safety's provided by the manufacture
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