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And so the season begins on Long Island Sound

Three people on a ten foot inflatable fishing. What could possibly go wrong?
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Another good case for the USCG to begin charging for these things.Betcha they all had cells phone and coulda called Boat US or Sea Tow, but figured they save he $60.00 a year.
Hey, Trump, hows about you lay off social security and the USPS and start charging the yachtsmen who go out on the water unprepared?

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Re: And so the season begins on Long Island Sound

Many people here boat on the Chesapeake or further South, and venturing into LIS is usually in full summer, so might not fully appreciate that on the water in LI Sound in mid-May is freaking COLD. Going out on the water now in an inflatable raft is not for the faint of heart. Hardy men, for sure. Stupid, but hardy.

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My sailing on LIS begins tomorrow AM.
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30 years ago i would have asked if they had room for 1 more
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We cancelled our annual 3 week vacation to the LI Sound and Ports north which we always take starting before Memorial Day. We are going to float around the Chesapeake starting next Friday instead.😃😃😃😃😃😃


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Re: And so the season begins on Long Island Sound

Water temps are serious this time of year, more than most seem to realize.

However, I’m going to take a different look at this. A 10 ft inflatable should easily be rated for 4 or 5 people. They reportedly had life jackets on, so I’m not sure how we think they were unprepared or non-compliant. Seas in that pic don’t look that bad, although, pics can be deceiving.

I get the questions, but it doesn’t read all that outrageous to me. Not all boaters can afford a sport fisher to go fishing. If they were rednecks, with empty beer cans, no registration, etc, toss them in jail. Otherwise, they were just on the water and it bit back. No one is immune.
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Many people here boat on the Chesapeake or further South, and venturing into LIS is usually in full summer, so might not fully appreciate that on the water in LI Sound in mid-May is freaking COLD. Going out on the water now in an inflatable raft is not for the faint of heart. Hardy men, for sure. Stupid, but hardy.

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When I was living on board in New York City I wound launch in late March or early April. I still remember snow and ice on the docks. I was certainly glad I had the diesel heater on board. These days I don't launch until the water temperature becomes a little more survivable.

Last year a poor fellow headed out of Mattituck for a 25 mile trip to Port Jefferson. Boat took on water and he made a distress call. Despite helicopters only minutes away and Marine rescue boats combing the area they did find his body until two days later. Cold water is a killer even with rescue resources nearby.
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