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Old 08-28-2012
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Re: Kid overboad plan

I completely agree about not having the wife go in after the kid. And if I can convince her in the moment of this, she might listen. However, she informed me that she does not care and will go in after the kid. Even after having this same conversation I am unable to sway her opinion.

I like the seat cusion test. That will be a great way to illustrate just how hard it will be for me alone to find them and handle the boat. I hope it works or I will be looking for two people when it happens.

To those who say keep the kid (person) on the boat no matter what, that is all well and good. But, you cannot rely solely on them not falling over. Small kids are curious and clever and will find ways to foil your best plans. Implement the saftey plans (teather, netting, etc.) as well as practice the KOB.
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