Pontoons Gain Popularity

Vikingstaff

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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/special-news-reports/20180525/pontoons-gain-popularity-as-boating-season-begins
 

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Thanks for sharing Jeff!
 
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