Do you wear a life jacket? - Page 13 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree108Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #121  
Old 07-13-2013
fryewe's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Gulf Coast.
Posts: 1,193
Thanks: 26
Thanked 46 Times in 46 Posts
Rep Power: 11
fryewe is on a distinguished road
Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

You can do whatever you want...

But I wear my PFD with light and whistle when underway and I don it before I leave the dock. I take it off when in the cabin unless it is just a duck-in to get or check something and when at anchor (my swim ladder is always deployed while at anchor).

I always wear it when in my dink.

And anybody who sails with me in my boat follows the same rules.
downeast450 likes this.
__________________
“Sailors, with their built in sense of order, service and discipline, should really be running the world.” – Nicholas Monsarrat
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #122  
Old 07-13-2013
downeast450's Avatar
Tundra Down
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Seal Harbor, Maine
Posts: 1,252
Thanks: 33
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 7
downeast450 is on a distinguished road
Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Geoff54 View Post
The point that I'm trying to make is that there is no right or wrong answer here - we all draw the line in a different place.
That is true. It is a respected right, for sure.

Quote:
Nice attempt at a guilt trip. I see a great future for you in life insurance sales.... (honestly!).
Not an attempt to "guilt trip" anyone. Just a thoughtful reflection on real possible consequences.

Quote:
Laugh! Far safer than taking this too seriously.
It is a very serious matter. Hopefully the consequences of an avoidable drowning accident are never something that you have to confront. The crack about "life insurance" is thoughtless, at best.



Down
__________________
Islander-28, Marshall Sandpiper
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #123  
Old 07-13-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 202
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 5
marianclaire is on a distinguished road
Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

Quote:
Originally Posted by northoceanbeach View Post
harness alone is a good option, and one I'm also considering.
That is what I do most of the time. Clip in as soon as I clear the slip. My set up, jack-lines and tether length, varies with conditions and type of trip. The bottom line is "do not go over the side" not just "stay attached to the boat". About the only time I am not clipped in is when I am on the bow to raise the anchor in calm conditions and walk back to the cockpit and then clip in. Rough conditions I maintain the tether or a damn good hold at all times unless I am below. Short tethers can be a pain but you learn to work around it. I have gotten so used to the harness I feel naked without it. I add my pfd with strobe and whistle for offshore and very rough conditions.
I have set up the MC for single-handing as that is how I sail most of the time and she has wide side decks, high toe rail, good hand holds and lifelines. But even with crew I try to follow the same rules.
Dan S/V Marian Claire
utchuckd likes this.

Last edited by marianclaire; 07-13-2013 at 10:06 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #124  
Old 07-13-2013
kellysails's Avatar
Puget Sound Pounder
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bainbridge Island, Port Madison, WA
Posts: 601
Thanks: 18
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 7
kellysails is on a distinguished road
Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Geoff54 View Post
I agree 100%! Where I suspect we differ is in the definition of "needlessly risk". For some just going out on a boat is needless risk - should we all just stay in bed?
Maybe the right phrasing here is "with a very small effort (to wear an inflatable PFD) you can dramatically reduce the risk of death should you happen fall into the water"

Quote:
Originally Posted by Geoff54 View Post
Nice attempt at a guilt trip. I see a great future for you in life insurance sales.
Ha, I spent my career going from one high risk startup to the next. I prefer high risk/high reward scenarios. The ability to measure risk and mitigate some of the risk with little effort is just smart.
downeast450 and Minnesail like this.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #125  
Old 07-13-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: NYC / Northern NJ
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Rossignols is on a distinguished road
Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Minnesail View Post
On the other hand knowing it's going to cost you $50 to re-arm your Mustang would be a good incentive to keep the boat upright

I second kellysails, the kayak-cut PFDs work better for dinghies, plus they have pockets and such.
Yeah but that takes all the fun out of it. I equate it to my philosophy on skiing. If you don’t fall once in a while, you were not trying hard enough. The best way to get better is to push yourself to try things you’ve never done. (within reason of course).
Thanks for the advise, I think a Kayak vest is the way to go.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #126  
Old 07-15-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 582
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 14
sailordave is on a distinguished road
Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

I will add that more than a few people have been lost (IE DROWNED) while their boat was tied to the dock! I am always very cognizant of this fact when I'm getting on/off the boat, esp. since I'm usually carrying something. Make sure you know where a dock ladder is. Your marina DOES have a ladder nearby right?
__________________
CS 36M DIANTHUS
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #127  
Old 07-15-2013
T37Chef's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 4,359
Thanks: 74
Thanked 40 Times in 35 Posts
Rep Power: 9
T37Chef will become famous soon enough
Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

How many carry a knife with your inflatable PFD?

Now there's a conundrum
__________________
Cheers,
Shawn & the crew of S/V Windgeist

1982 Tartan 37 CB - Hull #358


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #128  
Old 07-15-2013
Bradhamlet's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Simi Valley CA
Posts: 159
Thanks: 2
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 13
Bradhamlet is on a distinguished road
Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

I do wear a life jacket/inflatable with sailing knife, strobe light,VHF radio, laser flare, the whole ball of wax. (whistle too) Let me tell you why. One lovely evening I was sailing back from Annancapa Island without a life vest. The wind was fading but there was still a nice little swell coming in about every 8-9 seconds apx 3 ft. I was standing on the cockpit seats when a rather large wave came rolling through and I lost my balance and fell full force against the life lines. They held but I thought if I had fallen just a foot or to higher I would be overboard looking at a 4-5 mile swim in fading light in mid 60's water temps. Not good. It was mid week so there were no other boats in sight except for a distant freighter trucking North at about 20-25 kts. How could they have seen me fall? They couldn't. Any way, I do wear it all the time and this is just one reason why.

Brad
Lancer 36
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #129  
Old 07-15-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 9,501
Thanks: 10
Thanked 159 Times in 145 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Minnewaska will become famous soon enough Minnewaska will become famous soon enough
Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

Quote:
Originally Posted by T37Chef View Post
How many carry a knife with your inflatable PFD?

Now there's a conundrum
I always have my folding knife in my pocket while sailing, but this is the one that is attached to the inflatable pfd.

__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #130  
Old 07-16-2013
downeast450's Avatar
Tundra Down
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Seal Harbor, Maine
Posts: 1,252
Thanks: 33
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 7
downeast450 is on a distinguished road
Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bradhamlet View Post
I do wear a life jacket/inflatable with sailing knife, strobe light,VHF radio, laser flare, the whole ball of wax. (whistle too) Let me tell you why. One lovely evening I was sailing back from Annancapa Island without a life vest. The wind was fading but there was still a nice little swell coming in about every 8-9 seconds apx 3 ft. I was standing on the cockpit seats when a rather large wave came rolling through and I lost my balance and fell full force against the life lines. They held but I thought if I had fallen just a foot or to higher I would be overboard looking at a 4-5 mile swim in fading light in mid 60's water temps. Not good. It was mid week so there were no other boats in sight except for a distant freighter trucking North at about 20-25 kts. How could they have seen me fall? They couldn't. Any way, I do wear it all the time and this is just one reason why.

Brad
Lancer 36
Nothing like staring your own mortality in the face to focus your decisions. Your loved ones are better off, too. Thanks for the clear example.

Stay safe and keep smiling.

Down
__________________
Islander-28, Marshall Sandpiper
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can't find the Life Jacket I want davidpm General Discussion (sailing related) 29 12-06-2009 11:23 PM
do you always wear life jacket/PFD ArgleBargle General Discussion (sailing related) 34 09-22-2009 10:12 PM
Kiddo's life jacket Cruisingdad General Discussion (sailing related) 14 01-20-2009 04:11 PM
What life jacket do you recomend... merlin2375 Gear & Maintenance 28 08-17-2007 06:53 PM
Life Jacket, Life Vest, PFD....Recommendations micetic Gear & Maintenance 14 02-18-2007 11:05 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:25 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.