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This Is Why You Always Wear A PFD!!! 3 months 6 days ago #1


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This is why you ALWAYS wear a PFD. Short story - slight breeze, small pond and in a flash my buddy turtles. Even he's not sure what happened. Yak and buddy had to get towed back to the launch point because that was the only place to get out of the water. Believe me, towing a swamped yak and it's occupant is no small task. I towed him about 3/4 of the way back, then his wife took a shot at it.She struggled and we then tandem towed him.

In a flash of a second things went really wrong on a very calm body of water. This might have turned out a lot different if it was in the cooler months....
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Creator, everything we do leaves a track. May our tracks be ones we would want you to see and others to follow......
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Re:This Is Why You Always Wear A PFD!!! 3 months 5 days ago #2


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Good word.

Stuff happens quickly. After you're in the drink isn't the time to be trying to wiggle into the PFD.

With the inflatables, auto and manual, that are cooler and comfortable, there is no reason not to wear one.

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Re:This Is Why You Always Wear A PFD!!! 3 months 4 days ago #3


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Honestly, I'd be lost without my PFD. The safety factor aside, it has quite a bit of gear secured to it. I find my PFD very comfortable and I'd feel naked not wearing it....
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This Is Why You Always Wear A PFD!!! 3 months 4 days ago #4


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You are correct. This is a great reminder for everyone. :bravo:
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This Is Why You Always Wear A PFD!!! 1 month 2 days ago #5


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And we don't practice how to re-enter the kayak once we are out. I know i don't.
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This Is Why You Always Wear A PFD!!! 4 weeks 1 day ago #6


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Yes. Always a PFD.

THE ADMIRAL turtled and popped out of her yak on a stretch of calm river and I was able to do a canoe rescue and drain her yak over mine . . . but there was no way we could get her back in from the water. Had to pull her and the yak to the shallows.

I also have 30 ft of 1/4" line aboard - that helped.
Charlie P. - "Take a fish kayaking!"

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This Is Why You Always Wear A PFD!!! 3 weeks 1 hour ago #7


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Thanks for this, always have a PFD for this reason. Thankfully haven't needed them yet.
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