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#12764602 - 05/22/18 05:09 AM Lake conroe drowning
plasma800 Offline
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Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 438
Loc: Montgomery Texas
A kayak fisherman flipped and drowned two days ago on Conroe.

Life jacket attached to his kayak.

Got me thinking about some things. For instance, my fancy trolling motor will follow a trail or a heading and I use that often... If I fell in while that was turned on, I'd never catch that boat ...

It's a solid reminder to at least wear my inflatable if I'm away from shore.

I also thought, well heck I'd have my trolling motor remote with me I could bring the boat back to me... But I don't always have that thing on me it's so bulky and heavy ..

Scary thoughts that I never think about.

From the article on Montgomery county police reporter it sounded like he was close enough to shore to be seen by others, but no one could get to him fast enough. Tragedy


Edited by plasma800 (05/22/18 05:10 AM)

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#12765367 - 05/22/18 02:49 PM Re: Lake conroe drowning [Re: plasma800]
flukeman83 Offline
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Registered: 06/19/14
Posts: 1310
...so put that big remote around your neck ..... at least hook it to your pants
that is what it is for ...... just might save your life.
you would be surprised how quick you get used to it .... put the cord around your neck and the remote in a shirt pocket.
kinda like using your kill switch cord ,,,, some do not.
if you got thrown out of the boat,,,,, where is the boat going to wind up ,,,,, what happens to you

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#12765423 - 05/22/18 03:23 PM Re: Lake conroe drowning [Re: plasma800]
Uncle Zeek Offline
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Registered: 09/26/05
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Will a TM stop running if it gets a certain distance away from the remote?
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#12765592 - 05/22/18 04:53 PM Re: Lake conroe drowning [Re: Uncle Zeek]
flukeman83 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Uncle Zeek
Will a TM stop running if it gets a certain distance away from the remote?


I am not implying anything here ....... but
will your garage door quit working when you drive off to the other side of town with the remote ?

hammer

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#12765593 - 05/22/18 04:53 PM Re: Lake conroe drowning [Re: plasma800]
flukeman83 Offline
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...just funning ....

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#12765828 - 05/22/18 08:00 PM Re: Lake conroe drowning [Re: flukeman83]
Uncle Zeek Offline
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Originally Posted By: flukeman83
...just funning ....


Its fine. I didnt know if they operate the way newer cars do, where the car will not run if the key fob is too far away.
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#12772176 - 05/28/18 01:28 PM Re: Lake conroe drowning [Re: plasma800]
sprigsss Offline
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Well actually a remote isn’t required to use trolling motor, so pretty sure it will keep going.

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#12772182 - 05/28/18 01:32 PM Re: Lake conroe drowning [Re: Uncle Zeek]
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Originally Posted By: Uncle Zeek
Will a TM stop running if it gets a certain distance away from the remote?


Mine wont,, dont ask me how i know
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#12772193 - 05/28/18 01:42 PM Re: Lake conroe drowning [Re: Bruce's Guide Service]
ChanceHuiet Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bruce's Guide Service
Originally Posted By: Uncle Zeek
Will a TM stop running if it gets a certain distance away from the remote?


Mine wont,, dont ask me how i know


Got to now. Story time.
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#12772196 - 05/28/18 01:48 PM Re: Lake conroe drowning [Re: plasma800]
Happy Birthday K.D. Offline
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Registered: 05/04/02
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Loc: Hurst, TX
Sounds like your trolling motors need a kill switch

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#12772202 - 05/28/18 01:55 PM Re: Lake conroe drowning [Re: Uncle Zeek]
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Originally Posted By: Uncle Zeek
Originally Posted By: flukeman83
...just funning ....


Its fine. I didnt know if they operate the way newer cars do, where the car will not run if the key fob is too far away.


My wife's new Lexus will run without her key fob in the car......ask me how I know. It's a great story.
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#12772233 - 05/28/18 02:35 PM Re: Lake conroe drowning [Re: plasma800]
jbobo Offline
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Loc: springtown,tx.
The I pilot trolling motors will continue to run without a signal from the remote. After 30 or so feet the trolling motor will not respond to the remote if the battery is low on the remote. I don’t know what the range is but maybe 60 ft or so with a new remote battery. So hopefully you turn it quick enough to keep the boat close. Lol
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#12776867 - 06/01/18 02:02 PM Re: Lake conroe drowning [Re: plasma800]
crapicat Offline
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Registered: 01/23/13
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Loc: Grandview, TX
That is why my old fat arse doesn’t own a kayak for fishing...if I rent one for recreation use...that life vest is ON.

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