FlaWoodie wrote:Unfortunately, I have had to experience a capsized boat on a lake in the dark a.m.(lake Lafayette) One of those things you think "will never happen to you". Not a fun experience, however I was wearing my waders(neoprene) and, they did fill with water and I did not sink to the bottom.
I was able to swim the boat over to an island(with 2 other people), take off the waders, drop motor off boat, turn the boat over, bail out the water, and paddle back to the ramp to drive home and get warm clothes on. Biggest piece of advice. Like people have said before, stay calm, make a game plan, make it happen.
FlaWoodie, I'm glad you guys come out alright. But for argument sake say you where in the middle of lake seminole and lost track of where the boat was in the dark, or better yet the boat kept on going unmanned with the motor running away from you. I like my chances without waders on. But it seems that no matter what I say everyones gonna do what they want to anyways. I'm pissing in the wind man. I bet when you left your house that morning you hadn't planned on that going down.