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No Kill Switch? Idiot!!! #13170109 05/29/19 07:26 PM
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https://www.wired2fish.com/news/anglers-ejected-from-bass-boat-without-kill-switch/

I get mad every time I see one of these videos. How many people have to get ejected, hurt, killed or in this case, almost killed for not wearing their kill switch, before people learn. I had a very good friend who was ejected and then run over by his own bass boat in 1978. He lost both legs, spent a year in the hospital and went on to develop several other serious health issues as a result of surgeries and transfusions. He died about six years ago, at the age of 54, from liver failure due to hepatitis.

In the video above, maybe Dad should have been driving since he's giving his son hand signals on where to go bang


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Re: No Kill Switch? Idiot!!! [Re: fouzman] #13170145 05/29/19 07:59 PM
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Wow. Guys are lucky to be alive.


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Re: No Kill Switch? Idiot!!! [Re: fouzman] #13170153 05/29/19 08:17 PM
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Always kill switch & PFD for me! I fish Lewisville almost exclusively now and the rogue rollers will put you in the water pdq if you're not paying attention. What made the boat hook? Deaccelarating & turning? Mechanical failure?

Re: No Kill Switch? Idiot!!! [Re: fouzman] #13170159 05/29/19 08:21 PM
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Probably trimmed too high for the turn he was attempting. Nose dropped and it bow hooked.


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Re: No Kill Switch? Idiot!!! [Re: fouzman] #13170164 05/29/19 08:27 PM
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C'mon think that last statement has nothing to do with your original comment.

"In the video above, maybe Dad should have been driving since he's giving his son hand signals on where to go"

Almost every boat I have been in and co angler has pointed to the buoy's. It helps on that lake as I'm sure you know.

Kill switch issue I understand.

Re: No Kill Switch? Idiot!!! [Re: fouzman] #13170165 05/29/19 08:28 PM
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Yeah, I don't get it either. Although I'm not a big fan of legislating common sense, Kali's Law requiring kill switches did pass a couple of weeks ago and is awaiting the Governor's signature. I hope it has a huge fine attached to it. We have a lakehouse on a point on the south end of Livingston. To no one's surprise, the wind was BLOWING this past weekend. I sat there on the porch and watched boat after boat get pounded by that washtub of a lake- and at least 90% of them weren't even wearing PFDs of any kind. If you don't have the sense to put on a PFD, I seriously doubt they had kill switches attached. As much hate as bass tourneys get from non tourney fishermen, their rules have at least ingrained a few really good habits into me. My boat has insurance, PFDs are always worn by everyone in the boat while the engine is running, and the kill switch is always attached to my PFD.

Re: No Kill Switch? Idiot!!! [Re: fouzman] #13170170 05/29/19 08:30 PM
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Steering must have broke.

Re: No Kill Switch? Idiot!!! [Re: fouzman] #13170181 05/29/19 08:40 PM
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Since I fish by myself 90% of the time, I made my wife a promise that I would wear the PFD and hook up the kill switch. That's one promise I have kept.



Re: No Kill Switch? Idiot!!! [Re: fouzman] #13170194 05/29/19 08:53 PM
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Hot foot would have helped too. Boats having a good run without them. If steering would have been straight it would have been interesting to see how much their top speed went up.

Re: No Kill Switch? Idiot!!! [Re: fouzman] #13170204 05/29/19 09:00 PM
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Thanks fouz, that makes sense after rewatching.

Re: No Kill Switch? Idiot!!! [Re: fouzman] #13170205 05/29/19 09:00 PM
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I always wear my kill switch and life preserver as I fish a lot on a private lake and a lot of the time I am the only boat there. I also like a well maintained Hot Foot that will cut the throttle if my foot comes off of it. Although if you foot got stuck it could break a leg on a 3G maneuver like they had.

Re: No Kill Switch? Idiot!!! [Re: fouzman] #13170210 05/29/19 09:06 PM
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Can't say I always comply but will try and do better in the future.

Re: No Kill Switch? Idiot!!! [Re: fouzman] #13170212 05/29/19 09:08 PM
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The jump back into the boat was sketchy as well. Dude was lucky to be alive... and you could tell he was in shock at the end...glad they are ok.


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Re: No Kill Switch? Idiot!!! [Re: fouzman] #13170213 05/29/19 09:09 PM
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I don't understand why some choose to not wear a PFD or kill switch.

If you do choose to not wear a PFD chances are you are only.putting your life in danger. However, not wearing your kill switch endangers others on the lake as well as you.

Re: No Kill Switch? Idiot!!! [Re: Tracker Tim] #13170233 05/29/19 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Tracker Tim
Steering must have broke.

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