Sea Survival for Sea Kayakers

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Roddy McDowell
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Sea Survival for Sea Kayakers

Post by Roddy McDowell » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:42 pm

Sometimes we imagine bad things could happen! Here is a short video setting out our thoughts on survival strategies for sea kayakers. We hope you or possibly your club find it useful.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpCfhiQVXhk

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Re: Sea Survival for Sea Kayakers

Post by blueythe » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:18 pm

many thanks. very sound and useful advice

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Re: Sea Survival for Sea Kayakers

Post by seawolf856 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:26 pm

Great video, very useful advice. Extremely interesting to see the FIRST action was to deploy the PLB. I've read other threads on this and I've noticed that there seems to be a "last resort" mentality about PLB use.

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Re: Sea Survival for Sea Kayakers

Post by Allan Olesen » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:00 pm

seawolf856 wrote:Great video, very useful advice. Extremely interesting to see the FIRST action was to deploy the PLB. I've read other threads on this and I've noticed that there seems to be a "last resort" mentality about PLB use.
I have wondered about exactly the same.

If the PLB has the highest probability of getting through, but also the longest reaction time, it seems like a no-brainer that it should be the first thing you attempt. While the PLB does its job, you can then start to work your way through your other means of signaling for help. But the general consensus seems to be opposite.

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