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By Prof. Salt
After the latest drowning death of a local kayak fishermen, I was contacted by local news about doing an interview on kayak safety. I agreed, and it finally aired today. I always wonder if they will show the parts of the conversation that are most important to me, or something else. I think they did okay, but they dubbed in some Penn drag noise at the beginning that doesn't fit. Oh well, they covered SOME of the safety issues we discussed.

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By jnd1959
At least they covered the weather, radio and whistle plus PFD. Glad there was some coverage. Good job. I've analyzed that clicker sound. It's a Penn 209. The clicker needs grease and the left bushing is worn. Also the leader is frayed.

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By Prof. Salt
Thanks guys

Jnd1959 that's what I'm talking about! It's nice to know someone else knows his clicker sounds that well. I didn't even hear the frayed leader (Big Game 50lb I believe) until you mentioned it - good catch! :D

It's funny, we talked about every safety aspect I could think of, including float plans for quite a while but they featured that little signal mirror. I think I know what her boyfriend is getting for Christmas. I :lol: At least they kept the pfd part front and center.

Tombo I have a fat head so it's closer to seven inches ...unless you don't count bone. Then it's closer to three.
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By Prof. Salt
Thanks Tom, that's why I did it. We have had too many deaths and they are becoming more commonplace. The gentleman at Bird Island last week just suffered an unfortunate combination of events, but most often it boils down to wearing a pfd, plain and simple. If you end up in the water and float face-up you can usually survive the situation.

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