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Old 18-06-2016, 07:59   #31
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Re: Practical advice sought - kids safety and security

Originally Posted by Taichungman View Post
Completely agree..too many kids these days are micro-managed to the point they can't take a pee without asking. I had my 5 and 9 year olds on board for two years...of course you have to keep an eye on them but kids take to sailing a lot easier than adults. I sat drinking a beer in the shade most times while my 5 year old ran the boat. Actually it got to the point where he was giving me orders, "tighten up that line", "what's that floating up ahead", "bring me a glass of milk." It was fun time; for sure take your kids sailing.
If the kid has the helm, he has the authority. We learned to swim by being dropped into the ocean. Learn real quick.

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Re: Practical advice sought - kids safety and security

Always check on them on a regular basis. Kid proofing your boat is a good option. Adding guardrail netting keep the kids from falling overboard. It is easily available from marine suppliers and catalogs. Installing waterproof and a 12 volt LED courtesy lights at strategic spots around the boat is another good option. I found a blog from think protection that lists some of the safety measures you can take to make your kids safe . If you are using fuel then it is important if you get one or more carbon monoxide detectors. Models that have both audio and visual signals would be preferable.

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