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Offline Chucko

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AQ Orange Hat= Safety
« on: June 13, 2010, 10:25:19 AM »
While at the Yak Off i made the Kicken-Chicken(Jeremy) wear my AQ Orange Hat and I'm glad i did.
Jeremy was eating and not paying attention, I hooked into a fish right by the harbor point. By the time i took care of the fish(lost), Jeremy was gone, The wind picked up and he drifted out past the last buoy in to the blue.He was on his way to K.P.channel (west). Thank god i made him wear the AQ Orange hat. I paddled out to him hooked up a line and towed him
back to the canoe club beach.

I was able to pick him out of all the other people out there due to the AQ Orange hat.
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Offline Doc Hall

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Re: AQ Orange Hat= Safety
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2010, 12:08:17 PM »
They are definitely high vis.....you also might be confused for a moving crab pot.
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Offline Living The Dream

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Re: AQ Orange Hat= Safety
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2010, 02:02:23 PM »
Back when I was way into sea kayaking, there were zillions of posts on what color boat to use to maximize visibility to other boats and if it was even important, bla bla bla. One day a guy posted pics of a guy wearing a yellow paddle jacket & hat on various color boats. Then the same guy wearing grey paddle jacket & hat on the same boats. It was remarkable how much the jacket/hat made a difference - way more than the boat. At least looking from surface level.

I definitely wear my yellow PFD every time out. Now if I'd wear a day-glo orange hat... we shall see. Word is that I have an orange hat waiting for me at my parent's house up in the States. (thanks jq).
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Re: AQ Orange Hat= Safety
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2010, 03:20:49 PM »
Can always get a lard hat from home d'pot  :P

 

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