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Old 06-05-2019, 09:11 AM   #51
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Wow I never wore mine when I had my boat. Very thankful this never happened.
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Old 06-05-2019, 09:38 AM   #52
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Dumb games = Dumb prizes!
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Old 06-12-2019, 10:36 AM   #53
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Going to bump this thread back up for those in the other thread that think wearing a kill switch isn’t necessary.
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Old 06-12-2019, 10:49 AM   #54
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Going to bump this thread back up for those in the other thread that think wearing a kill switch isnít necessary.
If you are referring to the other thread about the new kill switch law? In all fairness most of them didn't say they were against wearing the kill switch, they just didn't want a law that made it easier to be prosecuted if their boat got away from them and killed someone. Something about a Nanny state and just because they had a couple of beers in them shouldn't mean they have to defend themselves in court. I know, it's very confusing.
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Old 06-12-2019, 10:53 AM   #55
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Maybe we should pass a law.. Max boat speed should be 35 mph Even if it saves just one life
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:13 AM   #56
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:18 PM   #57
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I think wearing a kill switch can do nothing but save a few lives. Guys that work for me will either wear it or find a different job. I have a clip on my belt I snap it to. Take mine on and off at least 25 times a day. I really have no idea why someone would not wear a kill switch
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:30 PM   #58
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I think wearing a kill switch can do nothing but save a few lives. Guys that work for me will either wear it or find a different job. I have a clip on my belt I snap it to. Take mine on and off at least 25 times a day. I really have no idea why someone would not wear a kill switch
Or a PFD while underway. It's mindbogglingly
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:32 PM   #59
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I have gone to a waistband PFD because I spend so much time in one the Mustang horseshoe was making a calus on the back of my neck and causing ingrown hairs
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:39 PM   #60
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I think wearing a kill switch can do nothing but save a few lives. Guys that work for me will either wear it or find a different job. I have a clip on my belt I snap it to. Take mine on and off at least 25 times a day. I really have no idea why someone would not wear a kill switch
Its required by law to wear it while running down the lake.... I found this out from the GW on Travis.
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:40 PM   #61
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Or a PFD while underway. It's mindbogglingly
If you wear a inflatable PFD you have to wear it 100% of the time unless you have the necessary PFDs in the boat. Game warden on Travis ticketed me for this.
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:55 PM   #62
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Ouch you need to wear it
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:03 PM   #63
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If you wear a inflatable PFD you have to wear it 100% of the time unless you have the necessary PFDs in the boat. Game warden on Travis ticketed me for this.
Yep!

I believe it was at last years big bass tournament on Rayburn a bunch of folks found out about this the hard way like you did.

I'm not a fan of the inflatables, so the good old fashioned ones are in my boat anyways.
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:12 PM   #64
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My cousin lost his leg to a prop after a similar accident on Lake Houston during a crappiethon tournament. Almost bled to death. Dr. Red Duke saved him. He's doing fine now with a prosthetic....but life changing stuff in one inattentive second.
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:16 PM   #65
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kill switch being against the law will come into play Sept 1st. Right now it is not required. Inflatable PFD has to be worn to be legal. Regular type 3 just has to be on vessel. I still don't know how a wake surfer or water skier is not required to wear a PFD as long as there is one in the boat for them.
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:37 AM   #66
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kill switch being against the law will come into play Sept 1st. Right now it is not required. Inflatable PFD has to be worn to be legal. Regular type 3 just has to be on vessel. I still don't know how a wake surfer or water skier is not required to wear a PFD as long as there is one in the boat for them.
I believe they have to no matter what. When I was into wakeboarding around 13 years ago that was the law. They sold some life jackets that didn't meet coast guard standards, they weren't as thick so you could move more, but even those were against the law to use on most lakes.
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:10 AM   #67
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Why is it that I ALWAYS remember to wear my kill switch, but ALWAYS forget to take it off???
I couldn't believe my new boat would not crank on Fork a couple of weeks ago...... Until Zach pointed to the kill switch hanging from my vest
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:33 AM   #68
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kill switch being against the law will come into play Sept 1st. Right now it is not required. Inflatable PFD has to be worn to be legal. Regular type 3 just has to be on vessel. I still don't know how a wake surfer or water skier is not required to wear a PFD as long as there is one in the boat for them.
I believe they have to no matter what. When I was into wakeboarding around 13 years ago that was the law. They sold some life jackets that didn't meet coast guard standards, they weren't as thick so you could move more, but even those were against the law to use on most lakes.

Not the case. All you have to do is have a Type 3 on the vessel for the person being towed. The skier, wake boarder, etc are considered put if the vessel. Only exception is if towing with PWC then it is required to be worn just as you are riding the PWC. I know does not make sense to me either
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Old 06-13-2019, 01:16 PM   #69
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Well I'll be. Crazy that someone being pulled doesn't need a life jacket on.
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Old 06-13-2019, 01:26 PM   #70
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Wow, looks like the guy who jumped in is the original driver. Minus his shades and dignity
yes original driver.. the look on his face after throttling down was priceless
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Old 06-13-2019, 01:31 PM   #71
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They both had one on that inflated, I donít understand why reporters or writers canít do their homework before they submit articles, especially since the original driver was the one who jumped back on the boat
No kidding. Talk about bad reporting.

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The need for speed while in fishing boats has reached a ridiculous level.. NO 24-25' fishing boat should ever be rated for a 300HP..
Careful, you're starting to sound like a libtard with that "No one needs" talk
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:28 PM   #72
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Life lessons as a 10 year old from my dad:
1- Life jacket
2- kill switch
3- never let go of steering wheel one hand always on it
4- never turn more than 1/2 steering wheel at speed
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:20 PM   #73
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Why is it that I ALWAYS remember to wear my kill switch, but ALWAYS forget to take it off???

I'm in this club as well.
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