Cockpit depth and flotation

A little word on safety from Key West boats

Cockpit depth and flotation

A little word on safety from Key West boats

I am obviously prejudiced but will try my best to keep this impartial. First I’d suggest you read this article.

http://counton2.com/2015/07/13/missing- … ton-coast/

This article starts off with a great picture to illustrate my points I plan to make here. The boat is upside down. The name brand I suppose isn’t important but it’s a Mako from what I hear. One of the passengers on the boat, a young boy, is family of one of our employees. We loaned them a boat to use in the search. Back to my point though. Does it matter how deep the sides are on that boat in the picture? I’ll let you answer that one, but when the sides of the Sportsman not being foam filled was listed as one of the cons, and the list went on, I was honestly a little surprised. The folks in this case were all rescued healthy, but how lucky were they? [...]

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