Boating Safety Tip

Discussion in 'Boat Safety' started by squirtspop, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. squirtspop

    squirtspop New Member

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    This was in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commision report for this week. Good tip for those who spend time on the water


    Fishing Tip: A throw line is an important piece of safety equipment when you’re on the water, but the rope can get tangled in the bottom of a boat. Wash out an empty bleach bottle and slide a nylon rope through the opening. The rope will coil around the outside edge of the bottle, allowing you to put up to 50 yards of line inside. Tie the end to the handle with a half-hitch knot so that it doesn’t fall in the bottle. When you need to use it, untie the knot, hold the end of the rope and throw the bottle to the person in the water. The line will flow freely and the weight of the rope will allow you to throw the line farther.
     
  2. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Good tip chuck you can`t be to careful:smile2: thanks for shareing
     

  3. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

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    Thanks, that's a great tip for someone with a small boat like me.
    :smile2:
     
  4. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Its a mandatory reg here in Jersey that ya must have a throw cushion on your boat with a minimum of 30 feet of line attached. This method sounds quite interesting. THANX!
     
  5. Wooly

    Wooly New Member

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    Thanks for the post! I've heard that tip before but did'nt have a boat at that time. It will be in my boat now.
    Wooly
     
  6. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    Great idea! Trying to pull close enough to someone in distress without further complicating things is tough, so being able to stay a safe distance away is critical.
     
  7. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    White water paddlers usually will have a throw line. Rather than putting it in a bottle, they put theirs in a nylon net bag. Takes up less room and keeps it out of the way.
     
  8. TerryStucker

    TerryStucker New Member

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    Thats a good idea. Thanks for the info.