Sunday, July 22, 2018

Duck Boats May Be Unsafe

Bad weather can sink almost any boat
Add that to a bad design increases the odds a Duck will cease to float
Table Rock Lake near Branson was hit by a thunderstorm
With winds at 73 miles per hour almost hurricane norm
The Duck lacks buoyancy to keep it afloat if in water it is awash
Quickly will start to list as water from side to side begins to slosh
A boat without a canopy that capsizes tosses its passengers into the drink
But a Duck with a canopy that capsizes traps its passengers inside as it sinks
Tossed into the water with a life jacket on means a chance to survive
Capsizing in a Duck with a life jacket on up to canopy roof means harder to come out alive
Warnings about the boats safety seem to have been ignored in the past
Time to mandate a removal of the canopy so this Duck tragedy will be the last
© July 22, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet  

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