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Let's be honest survey
« on: April 23, 2019, 02:14:34 PM »
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 Do you wear yer life jacket when yer out in da boat?  Let's be honest now! No  What percent of da time do ya wear it?


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Life jackets a safety necessity when boating on cold water
Men 20-60 years old least likely to wear life jacket, most likely to drown
With waterways across the state clearing of ice, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds anxious boaters that wearing a life jacket is a critical safety necessity during the spring cold water season.

While boaters should always wear a life jacket no matter the water temperature or season, public safety officials stress wearing a life jacket not just having it on the boat is the one action that significantly increases the chances of surviving a fall into cold water.

The shock of falling into cold water triggers your gasp reflex, which more than likely means inhaling water, said Lisa Dugan, DNR boating safety representative. Wearing a life jacket gives you a fighting chance to get your head above water, stay calm instead of panicking, and call for help before hypothermia sets in.

Though air temperatures continue to rise, water temperatures statewide are still dangerously cold. Cold enough to cause the gasp reflex and incapacitate even strong swimmers in less than one minute.

In Minnesota, more than 30 percent of boating fatalities occur on cold water, and accident records show the victims are disproportionately male.

Over the past decade, we've seen a steady and troubling trend that indicates men between the ages of 20 and 60 are the most likely to drown while boating, and are the least likely to be wearing a life jacket, Dugan said.

Cold-water drowning victims in Minnesota are also much more likely to be anglers than any other type of recreational boater. Add this up, and it's clear that if male anglers were to put their safety first and put on their life jackets, a significant percentage of boating deaths could easily be prevented.



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Re: Let's be honest survey
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2019, 02:26:06 PM »
When underway......not when sitting, unless REAL choppy.

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Re: Let's be honest survey
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2019, 02:39:10 PM »
Now that Iím in my 60ís and donít have the muscle strength I use to, I wear one all the time in my fishing boat. On the pontoon, not so much.
Iíd like to purchase an inflatable, I think it would be more comfortable.

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Re: Let's be honest survey
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2019, 02:52:11 PM »
Unfortunately I said ta be honest so I'll have ta confess :pouty: .... I only wore my life jacket twice. Once up in lake Michigan ( Baileys harbor Wi. area) Da udder time was lake Michigan off Chicago. Had ta get back ta da harbor going north wit da wind from da north (bad news). Da bilge pump never stopped running as da waves crashed over da nose a da boat. Made it ta da harbor and found out tat da fiberglass hull was cracked when I got home.

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Re: Let's be honest survey
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2019, 03:08:22 PM »
nope.............not since my parents couldnt make me anymore!!!!!!!
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Re: Let's be honest survey
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2019, 03:32:57 PM »
generally nope... 
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Re: Let's be honest survey
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2019, 05:00:26 PM »
Nope, but shoulda on several outings. Now a days if ya keep the toe nails long ya should make shore wit no problems.. :happy1:

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Re: Let's be honest survey
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2019, 07:03:26 PM »
Nope but the wife always has me put it on the back of my seat.  AND she always wears hers.  I am glad she does. 

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Re: Let's be honest survey
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2019, 07:37:33 PM »
No, not here. I guess now they will be able to say that if I fall out and drown. 
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Re: Let's be honest survey
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2019, 09:00:11 PM »
only enroute, and i know a couple of yus, wont say names glennleewiemanborgeson are pretty buoyant themselves :rotflmao:
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Re: Let's be honest survey
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2019, 09:11:45 PM »

Only on cold days for extra warmth!   :bonk:   :rotflmao:
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Re: Let's be honest survey
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2019, 09:30:09 PM »
only enroute, and i know a couple of yus, wont say names glennleewiemanborgeson are pretty buoyant themselves :rotflmao:
yea well we can use you for a needle dik ER I mean pencil bobber!! :sleazy: :mooning: c :rotflmao:
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Re: Let's be honest survey
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2019, 06:13:18 AM »
only enroute, and i know a couple of yus, wont say names glennleewiemanborgeson are pretty buoyant themselves :rotflmao:

Hey! :angry2: I resemble dat remark! :taz:
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Re: Let's be honest survey
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2019, 06:19:37 AM »
Tubby Tugboat......  :rotflmao:

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Re: Let's be honest survey
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2019, 06:27:27 AM »
Tubby Tugboat......  :rotflmao:

Hey! I prefer to be addresed as "A Full Grown Man."
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Re: Let's be honest survey
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2019, 06:30:35 AM »
Yes the wife and  I wear ours when we are underway but not when fishing. I would like to get inflatables sometime in the future also.
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Re: Let's be honest survey
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2019, 07:48:48 AM »
No, I don't wear 1 either & don't remember the last time I did. :scratch:
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Re: Let's be honest survey
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2019, 10:53:22 AM »
Who attaches the motor cut-off switch? I donít.

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Re: Let's be honest survey
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2019, 11:04:16 AM »
guilty, and I have heard of that but have never seen it... 
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Re: Let's be honest survey
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2019, 11:07:49 AM »
Flying across bad chop I would. Otherwise...uh, no.  :rolleyes:  Gotta avoid the Circle of Death as it's called, and boat always goes clockwise....about impossible to avoid being hit.

I cain't unnerstand what ya'll in dem funny girly boy/Barbie doll sunglasses is sayin'..... :confused:
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Re: Let's be honest survey
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2019, 11:59:35 AM »
No kill switch lanyard here either.
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Re: Let's be honest survey
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2019, 02:56:02 PM »
Cool as heck with a good outcome.  Ya was that guy talking 12?  Funny sunglasses but a great guy for helping. 

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Re: Let's be honest survey
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2019, 07:02:12 AM »
I have the tether attached to my life jacket and I do wear that when we are motoring across the lake.
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