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Flotation vests

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Created by HarryBech A week ago, 29 Nov 2019
HarryBech
SA, 8 posts
29 Nov 2019 11:29AM
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In 2012 I was fined fr not wearing a vest,so wore one & got hammered in 4m wave at Basham bombie as could not duck dive,&broke neck...nearly died at sea...Now the dept has refused my annual request fr permission to wear a smaller vest due to my light weight...at law therefore I am required to wear a full 50N rated vest whilst sailboarding..Haha! Harry the outlaw!!

choco
SA, 3475 posts
29 Nov 2019 5:39PM
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HarryBech said..
In 2012 I was fined fr not wearing a vest,so wore one & got hammered in 4m wave at Basham bombie as could not duck dive,&broke neck...nearly died at sea...Now the dept has refused my annual request fr permission to wear a smaller vest due to my light weight...at law therefore I am required to wear a full 50N rated vest whilst sailboarding..Haha! Harry the outlaw!!



Take legal action, wearing a PFD can cause death in some situations

jn1
SA, 1799 posts
29 Nov 2019 7:10PM
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Then they will ban water sports. Beware of bureaucratic retardation.

choco
SA, 3475 posts
30 Nov 2019 5:32AM
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jn1 said..
Then they will ban water sports. Beware of bureaucratic retardation.


All that will happen is that the Government will make exceptions

Sambo #
SA, 158 posts
Monday , 2 Dec 2019 8:10PM
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As can be the case with this kind of decision making, a broken neck and nearly dying at sea doesn't justify allowing an experienced sailor, with good local knowlage of of the conditions they're sailing in, to wear a smaller life jacket so as to avoid the possibility of serious injury or dying.

Thats really good thinking dept. Make the situation less safe. Good one.

S018
SA, 322 posts
Tuesday , 3 Dec 2019 8:54AM
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Rules are designed as "One size fits All"
Why not try a
"PFD LIFE JACKET ADULT LEVEL 150 MANUAL"
If you don't inflate it, you can swim, only inflate it if you need Help.
(I have one if you would like to try it)

SHEETIN
286 posts
Wednesday , 4 Dec 2019 9:32AM
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Never worn one... and never will.

and why cant use F-ing RED thumbs anymore, cos i could use a bunch of them..... just sayn.



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