I do. No one is saying a safety devices is not a good idea. Just don't ignore the risk and have a false sense of security with some electronic device.Bille wrote:At matth and alamos :matth wrote:Exactly, we had the same thing happen recently here in Boston. I bunch of Noobs ignored the forecast that predicted a midday shift in the wind and several had to be rescued..alamos_kiter wrote:Wouldn't it be wise to be well trained, able to read a weather forecast, ask the local crew, and adjust your decisions properly before starting to fumble around with technical toys? What kind of approach is this, "a yeah I probably get in trouble kiting today, but they will fish me out with a 100.000$ operation the taxpayer pays for, because I wear that PLB!"
do you guys use a seatbelt , when you drive in a car ?
How many times have you actually needed a seatbelt in the past ?
You have to do your homework and pay attention to the details or you can get yourself in a bad situation fast. Riding alone and offshore is a very bad combination no matter your skill level.. I just hope people learn from this and think twice before they head out.