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CharlieA

Do yakers have Googans too?

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OK, saw the dumbest guy (with his 7-8 year old kid) do one of the dumbest things on a yak.

I'm fishing an outflow (tidal pond into Long Island Sound). The current is swift, not RI Breachway swift, but "no way you are gonna paddle up it unless you are an Eskimo" swift.

The guy, with his kid (kid had a PFD, thank God, Dad did not), paddle up to the calm water on the side of the outflow. Dad says "I can make it." I say, from the rocks, "Don't do it, you will never make it in."

Dad starts paddling into the outflow, starts going backwards, the bow drifts to the right, turns the yak sideways (the yak is a SIK), and over they go - and out they go carried by the current.

WTF?

Thankfully, the current was slacking as the tide has turned, and we aren't talking a major breachway, but kid and Dad could have been in serious trouble. Kid had sense enough to swim/dog paddle perpendicular to the current. Genius Dad gets pulled way out as he's trying to get back in the yak.

Not only did this guy have NO clue, he risked his kid's life.

What do you yakers call idiots like this??

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Yaktards! :banana: We yakkers are usually a safety conscieous crew,but some just dont know their limits.Hopefully the father will use common sense the next time.Lefty

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I'm sure that is one dude that got a "lesson learned".

Perhaps that lesson will prevent him from a doing any more risky moves.

One would hope!!

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