Four lost at sea

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very sad. not much chance in that cold water. poor buggers.
I thought that life vests were mandatory in tassie.
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Yep, mandatory. But only a full body wet suit will save you if you are in the water a while.

I was wading through a pool up to my chest in vinyl waders and I could feel the heat leaving my body ... and I have good insulation.

Four blokes lost on what looks like a quick fishing jaunt, not even a remote spot.
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Terrible situation..

I was only at cremorne Last week catching salmon off the beach in the channel..

Time for police and mast to start checking out these 40-50 year old fibreglass boats a bit more strictly i reckon? Theres way too many unsafe boats of that era in tassie.
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Yes, there are some crackers down here, literally ... some of the old dinghies look like rumpled aluminium foil.

Haven't seen an old Chrysler outboard on the water yet but it's just a matter of time.
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