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Old 23-05-2008, 07:02   #16
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Dave, I hope they miss me and I know the insurance is paid up but if I go overboard I figure I'm dead, life jacket or no life jacket. We do keep throwable floatation in the cockpits and the MOM is ready to go but I do not want the added encomberance of a lifejacket when working on deck.

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How do your loved ones feel about that Joli? I don't mean that as some sort of snotty comment but its really not you who gets hurt if you die. It is all the people who care about you who get hurt. Death itself is relatively quick for drowning, but the pain others feel could go on for years if not a lifetime.

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Old 23-05-2008, 07:18   #17
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Originally Posted by dennisjay View Post
... You make a good point about public policy. That's the difference between PFDs and helmets. I support mandatory helmet laws because the lack of use does add to the cost of health care.
Generally, those who disdain helmets don't add much burden to the health care system - they die at the scene.
On the other hand, those who ride helmetless are an excellent source of vital organs, for the rest of us.
It's not for nothing, that EMS personnel call them “donor-cycles”.

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Any death of a shipmate on the water whether by accident or by poor judgment is sad. Sorry to hear of it. Condolences.

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