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  • Article on Kayaking Safety Statistics

     FishMaster updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • FishMaster

    Member
    December 14, 2019 at 6:44 am

    [https://yaklogic.com/kayaking-safety-statistics-2018-uscg-recreational-boating-breakdown/](https://yaklogic.com/kayaking-safety-statistics-2018-uscg-recreational-boating-breakdown/)

  • 1nky0ct0pus

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    December 14, 2019 at 6:44 am

    “The leading cause of death in these fatalities shouldn’t be surprising to you; it was drowning. 109 of the 128 kayakers and canoers who passed away in 2018, or roughly 85%, did so by drowning. Out of those 109 only 22% had their life jacket on. Looking at all drowning deaths in 2018 only 15% of victims had their life jacket on. We continually stress the importance of wearing your lifejacket and doing so is the absolute best way to improve your safety on the water. Don’t be a statistic, always wear your lifejacket.”

  • welderwoman14

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 6:44 am

    Thanks for sharing. I had a family friend whose canoe was turned over by a powerboat, knocking him unconscious and he was drowned. Always wear a PFD.

  • 41552go

    Guest
    December 14, 2019 at 6:44 am

    “Although it may seem that motorboats are inherently more dangerous it’s worth noting that there were a little over 10 million registered mechanically propelled boats, and only 531,879 registered “paddlecraft” (includes all paddle driven craft). Paddlecraft represented only 4.4% of all registered boats in 2018, but were involved in 19.3% of all deaths.”

    I would say this comparison is off since the majority of paddlecraft require no registry. If they had actual numbers of paddlecraft on the water there would be a great deal less disparity.

  • mavrikk66

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    December 14, 2019 at 6:44 am

    We have a few bigger lakes around here that are no wake until 10am, etc, makes it half way safe going out. Still have people break those rules now and then. 99% of my floats are in non moving water, no wake zone lakes, in a few cases I’ve gone without, although since I bought my Stohlquist I honestly don’t even notice I’m wearing it. Getting the right pfd makes all the difference

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