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 Post subject: Cold water rescue
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:14 pm 
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My Dad and I saved some fellow boaters on fathers day.
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 Post subject: Re: Cold water rescue
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:07 pm 
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WOW!! Nice work. Hope he is ok. Looks pretty beat. I'd guess very cold water?

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 Post subject: Re: Cold water rescue
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:35 pm 
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Thankfully, you were there to help and willing to do so. Is he going to be okay?

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 Post subject: Re: Cold water rescue
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:03 pm 
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He's doing fine, they took him to the hospital to warm up and he was out before dinner. He stopped by today to say thanks and said that their boat filled up with water from a small leak in the scupper hole. While fishing the boat (tarpon 130t) became unstable and they tipped over after trying to release the anchor. He had been in the 45 degree F water for about 5 minutes before my dad got there on the AI. He was able to pick up both parties and place them on the outriggers. I helped pull them into the beach on the sport because his steering wasn't working too well with a body hanging from the port side. I wish we would have had some trampolines.


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 Post subject: Re: Cold water rescue
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:27 pm 
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Well done! They should each buy your dad a tramp.

Guess you are never really safe anywhere, even fishing calm waters.

Where was this heroic deed?

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 Post subject: Re: Cold water rescue
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:32 pm 
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Job well done. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Cold water rescue
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:05 pm 
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Awesome! Hobie Island to the rescue - again. Goes to show how quickly hypothermia can incapacitate someone... in temperatures like that, I think I'd seriously consider a drysuit!

Good onya! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Cold water rescue
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:35 am 
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45 f degree water?? It's almost July! Wow. guess that is why I live in NC. The water has Been 80f for 1.5 months now.
Great assist on the rescue!!!
I 2nd the tramps and drysuit. I love the tramps.

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 Post subject: Re: Cold water rescue
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:19 am 
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I live in Kodiak, Alaska the water here stays below 55. I wear the Kokatat Angler dry suit and it works quite well even at the coldest of temps. Always carry a pump and wear a pfd!


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 Post subject: Re: Cold water rescue
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:10 am 
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Great job on that rescue! A few years ago, we did some kayak-camping trips out of Valdez and a couple trips in Glacier Bay National Park--the water was between 37-39 deg F. You have about 15 min before being incapacitated--you are not dead, but since you can't help yourself you may as well be dead.

You probably saved that guy's life. Good for you.

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 Post subject: Re: Cold water rescue
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:57 pm 
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AKSURFADVNTR wrote:
I live in Kodiak, Alaska the water here stays below 55. I wear the Kokatat Angler dry suit and it works quite well even at the coldest of temps. Always carry a pump and wear a pfd!


Brrrrrr!! That sends a shiver through my Hawaiian spine. :!:

And when you do catch fish, if the eagles don't get it, you'll have to wrestle grizzlies on shore to keep it.

Rugged folks, those Alaskans.

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 Post subject: Re: Cold water rescue
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:18 pm 
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AKSURFADVNTR wrote:
I live in Kodiak, Alaska the water here stays below 55. I wear the Kokatat Angler dry suit and it works quite well even at the coldest of temps. Always carry a pump and wear a pfd!

I'm thinking about a Kokatat Angler drysuit as well... whilst our water temps are nowhere near as low as yours, the wind chill gets pretty nasty in winter, even in Australia! Unfortunately, they cost a bomb... some 50% more here than in the US. How are you finding wear and tear on them pls?

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 Post subject: Re: Cold water rescue
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:02 pm 
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The dry suit is well worth the money spent. The angler version had double fabric on the legs for durability, with proper care I'm sure the suit will last for a long time.


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 Post subject: Re: Cold water rescue
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:50 pm 
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Thanks mate.

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 Post subject: Re: Cold water rescue
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:18 pm 
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What a great day Aksurfadventr!! It could have turned out to be a very sad Father's Day. You and your Dad were in the right place at the right time for those fellows and you did what needed to be done. Something none of you will ever forget!

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