With all the river racing/hot rodding going on everywhere, why do we still find it ok to go out without proper saftey gear? Especially with the bad incidents lately. We all feel we have total control of our boats. I get that. We can't prevent component failure or bad water conditions.
Ski vests aren't going to cut if something bad happens. We'll go out in a totally controlled environment with helmets, ballistics, chute jackets, helmet restraints, etc. But at the river, with no safety crew to help, will wear none of that. Even with lifeline jackets on, do you really think our heads will do well impacting the water without helmets?
With the money spent on these boats, six or seven hundred more on the proper safety gear should be a no brainer.
Just my thoughts. Everyone stay safe. Think of your safety and your family should something unexpected happen on the water.
Have a great, safe, fourth coming up.