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  Posted by: on Apr-03-10 9:38 PM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Apr-04-10 8:42 PM EST --


You have on your pfd, but you can't swim.
You are kayaking on the ocean; you encounter a rip current.
Your kayak capsizes; you have no self rescue skills. You get separated from your kayak & your kayak paddle.

Even with no swimming ability, you are OK; you have on your pfd..........
You'll just float & dog paddle to shore; you don't need any swimming ability.

Your kayak & your paddle will also just float to shore.

It's all good..........


I don't think so........


P.S. I am not opposed to solo paddling.

Have done some myself; even some whitewater solo.I was not a beginning paddler; I wore a rescue pfd with extra flotation, I had excellent swimming skills, I had self rescue skills, and very extensive training. Even with those skills, a pfd & over 35 years of paddling experience; I was/am not drown proof.

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