Bad Decision....Yikes! - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-11-2018, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 437
Back To Top
Bad Decision....Yikes!

Fisherman captures scene of capsized boat at Grand River dam, 3 rescued | MLive.com

Here's is an expensive lesson learned. Glad nobody was killed.
1stlight is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-11-2018, 10:52 AM
Sage
 
Woods walker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 26,552
Back To Top
Why would anyone anchor a boat in the most dangerous spot below a low head dam. The best thing to do around a low head dam is to stay away. Those are some luck men, it isn't unusual for people to get caught in the churn below a low head dam and get pulled under and can't get back up. They should all buy lottery tickets.

When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!
Woods walker is online now  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-11-2018, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 437
Back To Top
Bullet Proof

Seems some feel that their bullet proof. No amount of fish is worth a life, not to mention the costs to get boat and motor running again. And I don't think anyone had life jackets on. ?????????
1stlight is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-11-2018, 12:03 PM
Regular Member
 
Buckskin Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Live in Venango County. Hunting Camp in Warren County
Posts: 1,495
Back To Top
Lucky to be alive. In Pa. I believe you have to wear life preservers till May 15th on any boat. But not positive about that. My only boat is a canoe so I almost always have my jacket on any way.

Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf.

"When a pine needle falls in the forest, the eagle sees it, the deer hears it, and the bear smells it."
an old First Nations saying
Buckskin Dave is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-11-2018, 12:12 PM
Regular Member
 
RacksnQuacks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SW PA
Posts: 2,202
Back To Top
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buckskin Dave View Post
Lucky to be alive. In Pa. I believe you have to wear life preservers till May 15th on any boat. But not positive about that. My only boat is a canoe so I almost always have my jacket on any way.
I think it had to be on any boat less than 16' and on any canoe or kayak. Haven't checked in a while.
RacksnQuacks is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-24-2018, 08:57 AM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: West Hempfield, PA
Posts: 3,345
Back To Top
Mandatory PFD - FAQ

You have to wear a life preserver up until and including April 30th on boats smaller than 16' when @ anchor or under way.

Suburban redneck.
justgrad25 is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-26-2018, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 437
Back To Top
you're right

Quote:
Originally Posted by justgrad25 View Post
Mandatory PFD - FAQ

You have to wear a life preserver up until and including April 30th on boats smaller than 16' when @ anchor or under way.

Yep, "a person shall wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD or life jacket) during the cold weather months from November 1st through April 30th while underway or at anchor on boats less than 16 feet in length or any canoe or kayak."
1stlight is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-29-2018, 09:26 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bucks County, PA
Posts: 4,734
Back To Top
Thumbs down

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1stlight View Post
Seems some feel that their bullet proof. No amount of fish is worth a life, not to mention the costs to get boat and motor running again. And I don't think anyone had life jackets on. ?????????
You have accidents and you have just plain Stupitidy.
I just don't get it.
Wonder if alchohol was involved.

Potter County
Gods Country USA
Potter Co. Joe is online now  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-29-2018, 09:58 PM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Conestoga&Mills
Posts: 1,160
Back To Top
you always have some in every crowd that don't think and end up ok, glad it don't happen to often or we just don't hear of it to often
Dennis Hill is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-30-2018, 09:06 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chester County, PA
Posts: 11,672
Back To Top
I can not tell how they got into this situation so I will refrain form calling stupidity a factor. However, if these guys did not learn the appropriate lessons from this, then stupid is too kind of a word to describe avoiding the cause/s or wearing PFDs in the future.

Good night Chesty, wherever you are......
jimsdad is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome