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Pontoons Gain Popularity

Discussion in 'Midwest U.S.' started by Vikingstaff, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Vikingstaff

    Vikingstaff Well-Known Member

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    Of course, all of us already know that pontoon boating is awesome, and is gaining popularity.

    This little news article talks about the rise in popularity in Michigan for pontoon boating - particularly due to Gen X and Millenial’s boating styles. It also had the following statistics that remind us of the importance of safety and wearing PFDs.:

    • 70 percent of people whose boats have capsized or people who fall overboard drown,

    • 85 percent of people whose boats capsized or those who fall overboard and drown have PFDs in their boat but are not wearing them.

    • 63 percent of all people who drown never intended to be in the water.

    • Drowning is the second leading cause of injury-related death among children under the age of 15.

    • It takes only 20-60 seconds for a struggling victim to drown.

    • Most drownings occur 10 to 15 feet from safety.

    http://www.theoaklandpress.com/spec...oons-gain-popularity-as-boating-season-begins
     
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  2. banditz

    banditz Active Member

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    Good read.
     
  3. lakeliving

    lakeliving Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing Jeff!
     

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