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Old 14-04-2011, 11:11   #1
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Safety: Kids Manning the Dinghy:

Sometimes I feel like it's the same as letting them use the radial arm saw.
That prop on the outboard is a dangerous thing.
We have strict rules, and one of the older kids is along when the younger one are operating the outboard.

I stress to them all the hazards:

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Old 14-04-2011, 11:13   #2
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Re: Safety of kids manning the dinghy:

Don't get worked up,, that pic is at Lake Havasu and it's all special movie makeup for the movie Piranha.
It's fake, but it scares the kids.
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Re: Safety: Kids Manning the Dinghy:

Yeah, it didn't look real to me. Not enough blood, and how is that guy standing?
Kids become adults somehow. Don't shelter them too much.
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Re: Safety: Kids Manning the Dinghy:

Reminded me of a poster we had up in the scuba shop I worked at in Colorado in the 70s. I believe it was a Red Cross propellor safety poster. It was a picture of a guy pulled up onto a dock with his intestines spilled out. Always seemed odd to me to have such a grisly poster in a place trying to sell stuff.

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Re: Safety: Kids Manning the Dinghy:

Easy solution: oars.
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