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Big water/bad weather boating advice thread

Discussion in 'Boats, Blinds, & Gadgets Forum' started by billblack, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. longduck

    longduck Senior Refuge Member

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    Tie a little string on the plug so it doesn't go under.
     
  2. sbe023

    sbe023 Senior Refuge Member

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    Commenting Lake Erie you definitely have to know what your boat is capable of handling please find out in the summer.and don't go out underpowered especially with all the duck hunting equipment and buddies you may have on board
     
  3. Rock hunter

    Rock hunter New Member

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    Yes lord, actually got caught out on the lake this week testing my new boat when the wind came. I slept on an island until morning. Already came too close, twice, to sinking a larger boat than what I was in.
     
  4. Joe Guide

    Joe Guide Refuge Member

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    Too many deaths occur to a combination of events, yets we too often see small boats, canoes with underpowered engines. hypotherma kills and no duck or goose...is worth you going out in 30K > winds in winter.
    ***++*** Nothing like keeping a {waterproof Emergency Float Bag} with complete change of -wool clothes, socks, wooly hat, gloves...thermal blanket, small med kit. fire starter/waterproof matches and lighter).

    I keep one of those kits in my skiff (JUST in case) and a Mr. Heater can be a blessing too, I used to float and fish nasty weather and big rivers in Western WA State. Winters there werer quite different, and used to see lots of Hypothermia cases working SAR out of NAS-WI, WA.

    All flyways are unique and different issues evolve....be prepared....use some good...common sense...and enjoy your outdoors experience.

    V/R
    Joe Guide
    OWAA Outdoor writer
     

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