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Old 25-06-2007, 06:45   #1
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Boating Safety: Drowning Greatest Danger

TODAY Travel editor Peter Greenberg tells you how to be safe on the water.

Video link here: MSN video

If the video does not play right away. Just look to the right. And you will see the title. And click play.
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Old 26-06-2007, 00:33   #2
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Boats + Alcohol - Training = ????

However 700 deaths in one year with a large majority related to alcohol doesn't scream for federal licensing of boaters.

It screams for breathalyzers, fines and arrests on the lakes and rivers where the idiots hang out.

PS - I wonder how much Mr. Greenberg gets from West Marine for the plug...
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Old 26-06-2007, 02:23   #3
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In NZ we look at how much booze a boat can fit on it before we buy it. It isn't till after we have settled and have to fill the diesel tank that we realise what the fuel tank holds. Got to get the priorities right.

Is our drowing rate any higher I wonder?
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Old 26-06-2007, 07:45   #4
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Statistically we have fewer drownings than the US.
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In NZ we look at how much booze a boat can fit on it before we buy it. It isn't till after we have settled and have to fill the diesel tank that we realise what the fuel tank holds. Got to get the priorities right.
cheers seafox NZ sounds like the place where I need to be.
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Old 26-06-2007, 16:02   #6
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Old 26-06-2007, 18:14   #7
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Statistically we have fewer drownings than the US.
Yeah but that's only because the drunk ones tend to tiki tour off over the horizon in a 16ft tinnie, never to be found again to raise the Statistics of Drowned while Drunk. :-)
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In NZ we look at how much booze a boat can fit on it before we buy it.
I discovered on a recent South Island trip that this is probably because you are lucky enough to have that fabulous beer "Speights" (pride of the south.

We found a place to buy it in Brisbane the other day and immediately stocked up.
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That's funny....I have been drinking Fosters from Aussey tonight.
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