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Heidi9



Joined: 12 Aug 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:14 am    Post subject: Boating with the kids Reply with quote

So, My husband & I just bought a boat and love it! But we have 2 children that I desperately want to take out with us...but I have heard horrible stories and am afraid that it is not safe for them. If they fall in and we don't realize it, I am afraid we would never be able to find them. Any suggestions?
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boatlover1



Joined: 15 Aug 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How old are your kids? Regardless of age take a boating safety class & make them wear proper fitted PFDs. If that is not enough there are also several man overboard devices around. The most popular one being autotether. With all those you can't go wrong.
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Heidi9



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The kids are 4 and 6. [url=http://www.autotether.com]Autotether[/url] does seem easy enough for me to use. How effective are they?
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boatlover1



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just look over their news page , it should answer all your questions. But I have heard they are near 100% effective. They stop the boat if anyone with a sensor falls.
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Heidi9



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your help! After all my questions and concerns I received an email from the people at http://www.autotether.com giving me more information about their product and offering me 15% a purchase form their website. So now I can afford it and keep my kids safe.
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sea urchin



Joined: 15 Jul 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:02 pm    Post subject: Boating with Kids Reply with quote

Boating with kids can be a lot of fun.

Worrying can be diminished by being prepared.
Properly fitting life jackets and tethers sound like a start.

Do you have your Washington State Boater Education card?

Interested in taking a Boater Education Class?

The CG Auxiliary is offering a class on October 11 from 8 to 5
at the Bainbridge Commons, 402 Brien Drive.

To find out more contact Joe Dunstan at 206-780-0523
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