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Old 04-21-2015, 01:57 PM
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I suspect it is not as big an issue for you power-boat guys, but I was wondering what people do to ensure they are very visible to other boaters when out on the river? Particularly anyone out in a rowboat or kayak.
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Old 04-21-2015, 02:20 PM
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We see a few yakers around ... those flags are helpful for sure. A bright vest would work too.
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:21 PM
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I may have to put on a flag this year. I have never had any problems (constantly looking for power boaters and I try to ensure that I don't end up in anyone's path of travel) but it would be a good idea to be more visible. I have noticed a lot of guys will slow down so as not to wash me out when they go by (Thanks to anyone who has done that, by the way), but anything which can help with safety has to be a good idea haha.
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:18 PM
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If I was on the Hudson in a kayak or canoe I would keep one of those "air horns in a can" with me, or at least a loud whistle. especially if visibility is low. a battery operated all-around light, too. The good news is there's a lot of floating logs and junk out there this time of year, most power boaters will be very aware of what's in the water ahead of them - better to avoid a log than risk damage.
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:17 PM
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For sure on those two . In fact a whistle (or horn) is required for anyone out in a kayak, as is a white light at night or low visibility conditions.
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