Deadly Paddle Float Fraud at Sea Kayaker Magazine


Kayak Safety Fraud Updated March 30, 2013
 
 


 
 

THERE are NO Means for Americans rescue themselves in canoes and kayaks, due to an organized safety FRAUD at Sea Kayaker Magazine and Canoe and Kayak Magazine in Seattle. This safety fraud is deliberate, deadly, and acknowledged by the Sea Kayaker Magazine perpetrators below. About 2,000 American citizens, including hundreds of  crying American children DYING IN TERROR, have been now Murdered in the water, to sell ridiculous and dangerous instruction, plus expensive equipment that cannot rescue victims from the water and enable them to paddle to shore. You will note below that all major authors and moral Americans everywhere, including American military kayakers, recognized sponsons, Atlantic and Pacific Ocean crossing sponsons, CO2 sponsons inflating after capsize in seconds like inflatable PFDs, as superior for getting victims out of the water and staying out, to paddle to shore. Sea Kayaker Magazine acknowledges no means for Americans to save themselves: "It is refreshing to have Matt's forthright assertion that sea kayaking is a dangerous sport and that "we are only a moment of inattention and a capsize away from an emergency situation"" (Sea Kayaker Magazine, Oct. 2011, p.7).

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Kayak safety means a foolproof way to rescue anyone in the water, reliable enough to entrust human life. Kayak safety does not reflect Google results for kayak safety, revealing a collection of "rescues" that admittedly do not work, requiring lots of other "rescues" that "might" work instead, but don't work reliably to deliver safety either. This is kayak safety fraud, an endless number of fraudulent "rescues" requiring endless practice for "safety", (even endangering victims practising such unsafe ideas), and requiring an endless amount of expensive instruction, further perpetrating fraud. This is Sarah Palin safety: fraud practised by fools to endanger vulnerable victims, even American schoolchildren. Similarly, canoe safety has no means for victims to get out of the water, same as with kayak safety: in fact risking the capsize of more canoes or kayaks in group emergencies. One pound CO2 sponsons hidden in the gunwale lines of canoes and kayaks, inflated instantly to escape deadly waters within 5 seconds and then rescue other victims without any instruction or practice are clear and obvious. Hundreds of dead American children documented by the US Coast Guard BARD have even been denied 50 cent foam sponsons that they could have made themselves. American children murdered by Sea Kayaker Magazine and Canoe and Kayak Magazine. Kayak safety fraud and Canoe safety fraud are clear and obvious to anyone. Obvious even to the criminals on this webpage who have prevented knowledge and sales of sponsons since 1993, who apparently enjoy the endangering and killing of American and even Canadian children for profit and self-gratification, like any career murderers. Emergency stability is both necessary and obvious for canoes and kayaks to save human life; whether crossing a small lake or the historical crossings of both Atlantic and Pacific Oceans by sponsoned canoes and kayaks.
 
 

New: "Perfect Murder Now at Sea Kayaker Magazine"




Today Americans protest Wall Street Fraud, but Sea Kayaker Magazine has Conspired to organize a MURDER FRAUD  to kill Americans and take their money. Ask the FBI to question Sea Kayaker Magazine to force them to provide state's evidence against Canoe and Kayak Magazine and bring the small number of cult criminals to Justice. I have all the letters, including initiatives to prevent wearing PFDs in canoes and kayaks. Wall Street only wanted the money, not deliberately MURDERING 2,000 Americans in TERROR.
 

This webpage is dedicated to honest journalism and its' contribution to democratic principles in the United States and other countries. The facts presented here are largely confined to Sea Kayaker Magazine of Seattle, WA and not its' close neighbour in Seattle: Canoe and Kayak Magazine. Both Magazines have participated in outright lies to prevent self-rescues of the public in both canoes and kayaks. I focus more on Sea Kayaker Magazine here at the moment because of its' sea kayak specialization, having published more details regarding  its' deadly paddle float fraud. You will note that according to Matt Broze below, "It is refreshing to have Matt's forthright assertion that sea kayaking is a dangerous sport and that we are only "a moment of inattention and a capsize away from an emergency situation."" (Sea Kayaker Magazine, Oct. 2011, p.7) This cult endorses complete endangerment of American citizens and the lack of any reliable means of self-rescue for American citizens, through systemic lies.

As I stated in the Fax below: "The most common life threatening emergencies in canoes and kayaks did not escape the normal intelligence of human beings, even thousands of years ago. Your Magazine and others like it, selling fraudulent instruction and advertising, create deadly misinformation for profit. I understand that Sea Kayaker Magazine is in a competitive market and you would simply lose advertisers and go bankrupt if you did not publish the same deadly misinformation as Canoe and Kayak Magazine, for example. Canoes and kayaks kill far more innocent citizens in the U.S. and Canada per use hour than any road vehicles. But thankfully strong and honest consumer advocacy exists for vehicle safety. You and other members of your cult deliberately profit from lying to the American public, stealing their money for fraudulent instruction and endangering their lives. This action has killed hundreds of American children in kayaks and canoes. This is easily proven in a court of law: it is plain and obvious."

Note: For anyone not familiar with canoes and kayaks, any victim not able to get out of the water will die, even wearing a PFD or thermal protection. This fact has been known for thousands of years everywhere in the world. Sponsons were invented to provide a means of self-rescue that is inexpensive and foolproof enough to be entrusted with human life: transforming the canoe or kayak into a life raft in seconds to rescue victims immediately. Sea Kayaker Magazine and Mr. Broze have apparently enjoyed their part in denying American citizens any means to rescue themselves since 1993, providing Mr. Broze with deadly material to write "rescue articles" about, in the guise of "safety". Broze and this cult, briefly quoted in their forum below, are so brazen in their endangerment of American citizens that even vulnerable American school children are taught the impossible paddlefloat:  "...It has two fairly serious shortcomings: You can't seal the sprayskirt, and you can't keep both hands on the paddle while pumping." (Sea Kayaker Magazine, February 2003, p.29), while denying American citizens knowledge of sponsons: "Sea Wings are simply the best and easiest-to-use self-rescue device on the market today." (Sea Kayaker Magazine, Winter 1993, p.34)

This is by far the largest deliberate consumer death scandal in the United States:
The death rate is far beyond what could be reasonably expected from such a small industry, a death rate far above the most dangerous vehicles on the road, in use hours. The US Coast Guard report 071-01 reveals: "Canoes and kayaks have by far the highest fatality rates per million hours of exposure (.42) as any other boat type". In use hours, canoes and kayaks have a far higher death rate than the deadliest vehicles: Ford/Firestone had 200 deaths 1993-2000, (canoes and kayaks over 800 U.S. dead), but the Ford vehicles were far more numerous and were driven far more hours daily. Canoes and kayaks are far fewer, and are not paddled daily! They are much more deadly than any car when used.

This deliberate and brazen endangerment by Sea Kayaker Magazine and Mr. Broze, causing so many American deaths, is a very ugly truth. Sponsons, that have enabled human crossings of both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans in canoe and kayak, cannot be sold by anyone today, due to the deliberate and criminal lies by Sea Kayaker Magazine and Mr. Broze. I would recommend immediate subpoena by legal authorities of the listserver "Paddlewise", a hotbed of cult activity with regard to paddle float misinformation as well as complete misinformation regarding any type of sponsons, CO2 or 5 second 50 cent types. "Mens Rea" in this crime is important. The apparent intent is to create as much danger as possible in order to sell as much fraudulent instruction and expensive equipment as possible.

This fraud is different in intent from the recent fraud by American banks in that the safety of American lives is deliberately threatened, with many deaths. This same fraudulent practice has also caused deaths in Canada and the UK. Prosecutors in Seattle, Washington can determine "mens rea" from some of the posters below. They are now on best behavior below; "Paddlewise" is much more revealing of this cult behavior, especially with regard to libel and threats of bankruptcy toward anyone condemning their actions. Normal citizens cringe when thinking about school children knowingly exposed to expensive and deadly paddlefloat instruction. There is no "nice" way for anyone in the world to sell sponsons in the face of this cult exposed at Sea Kayaker Magazine. (I have had no commercial interest in sponsons for years. I am interested in saving lives and seeing that criminals are prevented from endangering American citizens for profit.) See the recent fax:  http://www.sponsonguy.com/DeadlyPaddlefloatFraud.html
 
 
 

I faxed the following to Sea Kayaker regarding yet another highly dangerous rescue documented in their Magazine. I then contributed this fax to their online forum regarding another recent story, "Storm Islands-August Safety Article", also highly dangerous and costing the taxpayer thousands of dollars as well:

"A recent fax to set the historical record here:

Dear Editor of Sea Kayaker Magazine:

Re: Michipicoten Island Rescue, SK October 2011

Your Magazine describes above yet another highly dangerous "rescue" costing taxpayers thousands of dollars, this time involving a large double kayak that the victims thought they could use to "rescue" themselves by using a paddlefloat and somehow pump themselves out. Your deadly mis-information left them with a flooded double kayak that could not rescue anyone; although Ed Gillett crossed the Pacific Ocean using sponsons for extra stability (1987) when his life demanded it, just like Hannes Lindemann crossing the Atlantic in a double canoe with cork sponsons in 1956. Your Magazine has sometimes printed truthful information regarding paddlefloats and sprayskirts and pumps that have left so many victims to die in the water with no hope of the flooded kayak rescuing them, (approximately 2,000 dead Americans in canoes and kayaks according to the US Coast Guard, since 1993 when you first truthfully published sponson information).

Sometimes your Magazine implies that they should have simply been able to perform an "Eskimo Roll"; although the Arctic peoples often failed to roll successfully and died in large numbers relative to their population. "However Reimer was an experienced sea kayaker...His Eskimo roll was not strong, so there was only his paddlefloat." "Hanging onto his upside-down boat, he lifted his paddle over his head. In spite of the rough seas, he waved it back and forth..." (Sea Kayaker, June, '01, p.54) Many Arctic peoples did not roll at all, and some even employed some kind of sponson concept. Note: "A capsized paddler who Eskimo rolls is still in the same conditions that capsized him or her in the first place, and with each roll he or she will take on more water, lessening the kayak's stability." Matt Broze, Deep Trouble, p.91 Today, the idea of transforming the flooded canoe or kayak into a life raft to paddle to safety, is clear and obvious, except for your published misinformation. Transform a canoe or kayak in emergencies simply, quickly and inexpensively into a liferaft, to paddle even fully flooded, the water acting as ballast for further stability; that is neutral buoyancy ballast, as in the concept by Archimedes. The most common life threatening emergencies in canoes and kayaks did not escape the normal intelligence of human beings, even thousands of years ago. Your Magazine and others like it, selling fraudulent instruction and advertising, create deadly misinformation for profit. I understand that Sea Kayaker Magazine is in a competitive market and you would simply lose advertisers and go bankrupt if you did not publish the same deadly misinformation as Canoe and Kayak Magazine, for example. Canoes and kayaks kill far more innocent citizens in the U.S. and Canada per use hour than any road vehicles. But thankfully strong and honest consumer advocacy exists for vehicle safety. You and other members of your cult deliberately profit from lying to the American public, stealing their money for fraudulent instruction and endangering their lives. This action has killed hundreds of American children in kayaks and canoes. This is easily proven in a court of law: it is plain and obvious.

I have created a simple fact page for lawyers in the U.S. and Canada who plan to sue participants in this canoe and kayak safety fraud that has killed thousands of victims since your article: "Once you have the Sea Wings fitted and adjusted, its advantages over the paddlefloat become clear. To use a paddlefloat, a certain amount of instruction and practice is needed. But with Sea Wings, I simply told my volunteer how to snap the four buckles, inflate the sponsons, and climb back aboard." (Sea Kayaker Magazine, Winter, 1993)   Please read http://www.sponsonguy.com/Classactionlawsuit.html  You have tried to warn about paddle floats: "...It has two fairly serious shortcomings: You can't seal the sprayskirt, and you can't keep both hands on the paddle while pumping." (Sea Kayaker Magazine, February 2003, p.29) "Sea Wings are simply the best and easiest-to-use self-rescue device on the market today." Sea Kayaker Magazine, Winter 1993, p.34 Today the victims in your Magazine article above could have purchased CO2 sponsons, simply pull a cord to inflate in emergencies, components of air bladder and CO2 inflator being the same as an inflatable PFD: very simple, lightweight, and less expensive than a wet suit or a drysuit. CO2 sponsons cannot be sold, nor any type of a dozen types of sponsons can be sold due to your malicious treatment of sponsons within your magazine and the cult at large: "There is even an interesting look at the development and vitriolic promotion of sponsons as safety devices for kayaks and canoes." p.53, Sea Kayaker Magazine, February 2009.

It is not all your fault. Sometimes you have printed the deadly truths about paddle floats; but you did not mention sponsons as a reasonable lifesaving alternative. Read Matt Broze in both Sea Kayaker Magazine and Paddlewise: "The most effective way of using a handheld bilge pump in rough seas is to lift the bottom of your PFD up and shove the pump down between the spray skirt and your belly. This way is slow and awkward, but you can pump with the spray skirt completely sealed. Practice it." (p.27, Sea Kayaker Magazine, June 2006.) Matt Broze, "Pumping Out after Paddle Float Rescue", Paddlewise, Wed, 20 Jun 2001 02:36:43 -0700: "...obviously there are going to be certain combinations of clothing and spraydecks that don't allow a pump down the front. Please try it and report back (if you don't knock yourself out and drown after hitting your chin)." The idea to shove the pump down the top of the sprayskirt requires unfastening the PFD, since the tops of sprayskirts normally extend some distance underneath the PFD. Mr. Broze in "Deep Trouble" (p.84) accepted limited culpability for misleading dead David Kelley with a paddlefloat "talisman", but negated this admission by not confessing the main paddlefloat dangers: impossible to pump out in real conditions, impossible to brace and retrieve the paddle behind the cockpit without re-capsizing; despite referring to needed sponsons stability in several places in "Deep Trouble"!

I shall fax this letter to you at Sea Kayaker 206-781-1141 today, September 2nd, 2011.

Yours truly,
Tim Ingram
phone 705-549-3722"
 
 

These CO2 or Homemade 50 Cent Sponsons cannot be Marketed in this Industry Climate, Leaving No Means for Rescue: "we are only a moment of inattention and a capsize away from an emergency situation" (Sea Kayaker Magazine, Oct. 2011, p.7).
 
 

These 5 second CO2 Sponsons (with 80 lbs. buoyancy, 5 second inflation, and back-up oral inflation), are stowed in 2 tiny containers, A in above diagram. On canoes, these containers blend into the gunwales and weigh 1 lb. each. All CO2 sponsons are manufactured identically to Coast Guard approved PFDs. The 50 cent foam sponsons D are stowed on deck or deployed in water within 5 seconds. As drawn here, they appear as rolled-up kids' camp sleeping pads. Very simple, designed for the same effect as the sponsons on the canoe and kayaks crossing Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, (Lindemann 1956, Gillett 1980).

Homemade 50 cent sponsons, D in the diagram, and stowed as shown on rear deck labelled D, could be any kind of closed-cell, re-cycled foam. Any child or adult without instruction can clip sponsons to point C within 5 seconds to save their life and pick up any other dying victims in the water. Strap B of early model sponsons is not needed. To date about 2,000 Americans have been cheated and murdered for such simple, inexpensive and foolproof sponsons, to sell drysuits, instruction and other equipment costing a thousand times more than sponsons; and to murder American citizens and their children apparently for the fun of it.

Homemade 50 cent sponsons can be clipped within 5 seconds to any kind of open canoe, sea kayak, recreational kayak, or sit-on-top kayak for foolproof, lifesaving stability: Designed for the same effect as the sponsons used on historic Atlantic and Pacific Ocean crossings by kayak and canoe. Currently there is no means of rescue for any type canoe or kayak, only lies about paddle floats, printed and acknowledged by Sea Kayaker Magazine, and other deadly lies killing approximately 2,000 Americans since Sea Kayaker Magazine and Canoe and Kayak Magazine acknowledged sponsons superiority for the future of canoe and kayak safety:

Any two Ten Year Old Girls are able to rescue themselves without any instruction or practice (they just clip sponsons onto gunwales in an emergency, within 5 seconds, with 50 cent foam sponsons), then paddle a flooded canoe to shore at 2 knots, even standing up, but normally seated on seats. Both sponsons are normally clipped at both gunwales, like the left sponson, permitting self-bailing of most of the water by leaning to one side. In order to permit total flooding for this picture, it was necessary to clip one sponson 6 inces higher than the other, so water could flow over one gunwale. These girls (or any normal ten year old children) can rescue any other victims in the water, even obese or disabled adults, who only need to crawl over a gunwale, and be paddled to shore at about 2 knots. The canoe weighs at least 2,000 lbs., flooded. Simple: Any suitable buoyancy, like 50 cent foam floats that are clipped onto gunwales in 5 seconds by any two 10 year old girls, who easily rescue themselves and anyone else. Very simple, cheap, 50 cents and a foolproof means of saving themselves, like the universal life rings around any waterfront.

This canoe has one sponson deliberately set higher, to ensure maximum flooding (about 2,000 lbs.). The 7 and 10 year old girls paddle this canoe at about 2 knots, and can pick up victims in the water, like any Life Raft. Set the one sponson properly (lower), and the canoe is almost entirely self-bailing by leaning on one sponson!

Homemade 50 cent sponsons can be clipped within 5 seconds to any kind of open canoe, sea kayak, recreational kayak, or sit-on-top kayak for foolproof, lifesaving stability. CO2 sponsons provide the same by pulling a rescue cord. Never in the history of America have so many been murdered for so little!
 
 


FBI UPDATE




Seattle Division FBI Headquarters
1110 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-2904
(206) 622-0460 (24 hours)
E-mail: Seattle.fbi@ic.fbi.gov

Dear FBI:

Re: Update of Canoe and Kayak Fraud, 2,000 Americans Deliberately Killed

Today, October 28, 2011, I am updating my information to you at   http://www.sponsonguy.com/DeadlyPaddlefloatFraud.html

Sea Kayaker and Canoe and Kayak Magazines of Seattle continue to defraud and deliberately kill the American public by effectively denying them any means to rescue themselves from the water "we are only a moment of inattention and a capsize away from an emergency situation" (Sea Kayaker Magazine, Oct. 2011, p.7), despite acknowledging a foolproof means of self-rescue, 2,000 deaths ago: "I thought these were a better idea, and have turned my old paddle float bag into a camera case." (Dave Harrison, Editor in Chief, Canoe and Kayak Magazine, July 1993.) "Once you have the Sea Wings fitted and adjusted, its advantages over the paddlefloat become clear. To use a paddlefloat, a certain amount of instruction and practice is needed. But with Sea Wings, I simply told my volunteer how to snap the four buckles, inflate the sponsons, and climb back aboard." (Sea Kayaker Magazine, Winter, 1993)

In America today it is a criminal offense to deliberately lie to American citizens to endanger them and cause a very high rate of death. Fraud, the art of deliberate deception for unlawful gain, is within the FBI purview; especially when this fraud is so deadly to American citizens. These magazines operate with the American Canoe Association and numerous small cults of instructors in America to endanger and kill large numbers of Americans in canoes and kayaks for their own personal profit, and sometimes for their own personal gratification, as "superior" somehow to the dead victims.

American citizens and American children are Deliberately Denied any Means for Self-Rescue and are Murdered by Sea Kayaker Magazine and Conspirators, not only using Sea Kayaks, but also Recreational Kayaks, Sit-on-Top Kayaks and Open Canoes as published in both magazines. Sea Kayaker Magazine conspires with Canoe and Kayak Magazine and instructor lobby groups to defraud and murder American citizens and American children for both profit and the ego thrill of murdering helpless and innocent victims in America whenever a canoe or kayak capsizes. The agonizing deaths of both innocent American citizens and helpless American school children is the moral responsibilty of the FBI! The US Coast Guard has documented approximately 2,000 Dead due to this rescue safety fraud, since 1993. All types of canoes and kayaks are made as dangerous as possible: Denied any means to rescue themselves with the full knowledge and documentation of Sea Kayaker Magazine and Canoe and Kayak Magazine since 1993. The danger to Americans of this cruel fraud, terrorizing citizens and their children while they die agonizing deaths is huge, over half the deaths of 9/11, created by a very small criminal conspiracy in plain site of the FBI. Sic 'em FBI. Do your duty, please. The grieving families and friends will be grateful, together with those about to die!

Eventually I shall help a top U.S. legal firm organize a class action lawsuit against these perpetrators of 2,000 cruel and agonizing deaths. The victims have been both denied knowledge of how deadly canoes and kayaks are, killing a number of police officers, mentioned at  http://www.sponsonguy.com/DeadlyPaddlefloatFraud.html
and denied any means of foolproof self rescue, like historic ocean crossing sponsons.

Yours truly,

Tim Ingram
phone, 705-549-3722
 
 


 tim@sponsonguy.com
 
 
 

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This Sea Kayaker Magazine Forum is very interesting for its' cultish worship of Matt Broze who you will note above has been lying about public safety in sea kayaking for almost 2 decades. He witholds critical lifesaving information about paddle floats throughout his book "Deep Trouble" and lies about sponsons in his regular features in Sea Kayaker Magazine as you will note above: He either condemns or egregiously ignores the lifesaving qualities of any kind of sponsons, despite Ed Gillett using sponsons on a double Necky Kayak to cross the Pacific Ocean, the air sponsons on  US Coast Guard rescue powerboats, and despite sponson information published by U.S. Military kayaking experts as well as all major authors. "Once you have the Sea Wings fitted and adjusted, its advantages over the paddlefloat become clear. To use a paddlefloat, a certain amount of instruction and practice is needed. But with Sea Wings, I simply told my volunteer how to snap the four buckles, inflate the sponsons, and climb back aboard." (Sea Kayaker Magazine, Winter, 1993) And these 1993 types were only the first type of sponsons that I had patented, primarily as documentation, at the U.S. Patent Office. This is not apparently sane thinking for Mr. Broze concerning human life, even for the lives of American school children, but Mr. Broze has a cult following, partly due to his "safety" articles in Sea Kayaker Magazine. In fact these articles always deny the victims any foolproof means to get out of the water, a means of self rescue that is easily achieved by using the most recently developed CO2 sponsons, or even sponsons similar to Pacific Ocean crossing sponsons used by Mr. Gillett.

Instead, Mr. Broze has perpetrated the Deadly Paddlefloat Fraud, so deadly and unworkable that he appears to hold human life in contempt in the above Paddlewise quote:  "...obviously there are going to be certain combinations of clothing and spraydecks that don't allow a pump down the front. Please try it and report back (if you don't knock yourself out and drown after hitting your chin)." The idea to shove the pump down the top of the sprayskirt requires unfastening the PFD. This would be apparent to Mr. Broze if he had tried to do what he tells others to try!

Mr. Broze has perpetrated the Deadly Paddle Float Fraud with the assistance of Sea Kayaker Magazine who have been fully aware of the lies and life threatening consequences since 1993.  When I spoke to him on the beach at Port Townsend WA during a TASK Sea Kayaking Symposium he looked like a cliche (accent egule missing on keyboard) cult figure with long hair and beard, demeanor to match. Google recent pictures of Mr. Broze.

Note that the founder of Sea Kayaker Magazine, selling it years before 1993 and a respected author, was not the only honest sponson advocate of the very first kayak sponsons to be marketed:

" In this book I would like to emphasize rescue techniques other than the Eskimo roll because a backup technique is mandatory...given that relatively few sea kayakers will ever roll successfully and because workable alternative techniques are too often neglected...The great advantage of the Sea Wing (sponsons) is that it leaves the paddler in a more stable position than before the capsize." (John Dowd, Sea Kayaking, 3rd edition, 1997, pp.90-95)

"The Paddlefloat is not really a rough water rescue. During trials I found the SEA WING (sponsons) ... very comforting. I paddled out to sea in rough, windy conditions...I was able to sit on my rear deck-not something I would normally do at sea...The rescue potential is obvious." (Derek Hutchinson, The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking, pp.104-111)

"I thought these were a better idea, and have turned my old paddle float bag into a camera case." (Dave Harrison, Editor in Chief, Canoe and Kayak Magazine, July 1993.)

"It's simple, sponsons work, the paddlefloat doesn't." Nigel Foster, Coach, British Canoe Union

"Worked well in heavy winds off Welsh Coast." J.J. Ramwell, Sea Touring

"Sponsons Deliver Safety", Wavelength, Jan/Feb. 1993, p.5

"A Major Development in Kayak Safety", Anorak, Spring 1993, p.7

US Special Forces rangers evaluation after using the original 1993 sponsons with the military kayaking teams from 12 NATO countries. John Dowd and I were the two civilians invited to Fort Devens, MA.
"basic, no nonsense...dramatically increase...safety and...capabilities... It should be noted that within the North American civilian sea kayak industry there is some controversy...Sea Wings' direct competition with...the paddle float...the merits of Sea Wings...far outweigh those of the paddlefloat." Invitational Military Kayak Paddle 1994 Evaluation

Incidentally, regarding rolling myths: Experts at the Greenland Rolling Championships use powerboats to save their own lives when they fail to roll and they consider a paddle float far more unreliable and dangerous, even in calm water. (Sea Kayaker, Feb. 2001, p.41)
 

In fact most Arctic people did not roll kayaks: "...Kayak roll in the Canadian Arctic, while not impossible, remains dubious." (E.Y. Arima, Inuit Kayaks in Canada: A Review of Historical Records and Construction. 1987, p.87) D. Zimmerly, QAJAQ, Kayaks of Siberia and Alaska, 1986: "If just one baidarka is caught in a storm, then two large inflated bladders are sometimes tied to its' sides. (Davydov 1814:203)" (p.34) :"...when a rider overturned...an inflated bladder...was extremely useful...because the rider could maintain himself on the water and get into the baidarka...(Veniaminov 1840:225-26)." (p.27) E.T. Adney and H.I. Chapelle, The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America, 1983, p.225: "Many skillful paddlers could not roll, and sometimes a highly skilled roller would fail to recover."
 
 

Diagnosing The Deadly Broze Paddle Float Cult





"Oh Timmy! Too bad he goes off on a radical tangent. He’s got a good product with strong safety merits and advantageous attributes in the many situations that would tax one’s strength with other rescue devices, including the paddlefloat/hand pump self rescue (which really requires some significant practice for use in rough seas). I’ve recommended sponsons in the past but it is
only one of many rescue devices with its own inherent demerits as well.

This person refuses to read the fax referring to Atlantic or Pacific crossings with sponsons, CO2 sponsons, or any other kinds of sponsons but seems to think sponsons are better "some how" to paddlefloats without explaining his reasoning. So why are American schoolchildren cheated of their money and even their lives, learning deadly paddlefloating:  "The most effective way of using a handheld bilge pump in rough seas is to lift the bottom of your PFD up and shove the pump down between the spray skirt and your belly. This way is slow and awkward, but you can pump with the spray skirt completely sealed. Practice it." (p.27, Sea Kayaker Magazine, June 2006.) Matt Broze, "Pumping Out after Paddle Float Rescue", Paddlewise, Wed, 20 Jun 2001 02:36:43 -0700: "...obviously there are going to be certain combinations of clothing and spraydecks that don't allow a pump down the front. Please try it and report back (if you don't knock yourself out and drown after hitting your chin)." What are the "many rescue devices" Americans should use???

Consummate seamanship is still one’s primary way to keep from having to use these devices in extremis, but at some point equipment and back-up devices, as most good boaters know, may be required for situations like unexpected heavy weather sailing, including the use of tow wraps. Sea anchors and drogues can work too for the mariner caught off guard but, these devices have disadvantages too (stress loads to vessel, twisting tethers, etc).

This specious point completely avoids the simple lifesaving requirement of allowing victims to get out of the water, as in the fax: "Today, the idea of transforming the flooded canoe or kayak into a life raft to paddle to safety, is clear and obvious, except for your published misinformation. Transform a canoe or kayak in emergencies simply, quickly and inexpensively into a liferaft, to paddle even fully flooded, the water acting as ballast for further stability; that is neutral buoyancy ballast, as in the concept by Archimedes. The most common life threatening emergencies in canoes and kayaks did not escape the normal intelligence of human beings, even thousands of years ago. Your Magazine and others like it, selling fraudulent instruction and advertising, create deadly misinformation for profit. I understand that Sea Kayaker Magazine is in a competitive market and you would simply lose advertisers and go bankrupt if you did not publish the same deadly misinformation as Canoe and Kayak Magazine, for example. Canoes and kayaks kill far more innocent citizens in the U.S. and Canada per use hour than any road vehicles."

Being the best mariner you can be is the only thing that stands the test of time. Making that an individual reality amongst the many types of vessels and gear and techniques and regional differences and approaches to personal safety isn’t something I can determine for someone else, only myself. One can share their recommendations and experiences. And mental stability helps.

Apparently this poster thinks he is mentally stable, although he apparently can't figure out what to tell anyone else about safety, only himself: yet he is highly opinionated toward others. More on his thinking behavior below.

Doug, I agree with you about Ingram's sponsons. After following the thread on Paddlewise, I decided to buy a set just to see for myself what this was all about. I found the sponsons themselves to be a quality product, but Tim's method of attachment to be problemmatic, so I rigged my wooden kayak with small permanent attachment points and set up my own rig to affix the sponsons to the boat. Worked very well--the gained stability is remarkable. Meanwhile, I continue to speculate on a better way of affixing the sponsons such that they could be swiftly deployed on a standard hardshell kayak without needing to affix hard, permanent attachment points.

God knows what exactly this poster agrees with since "Doug" is not able to "determine" anything except for himself (whatever that is). Nevertheless this person appears to be trying harder than Doug. He should re-read the fax and follow the link for pictures. Archimedes is taught to school children. Think about CO2 sponsons. Most people want to just pull a cord and save themselves, especially if they are less expensive than a wetsuit or drysuit. Why deny this to Americans and torture them with a paddle float instead?

But Ingram has chosen a confrontational, quasi-libelous full-attack mode on the entire small-boat world, with the results that anyone would expect. In my opinion, he is more interested in triumphing over his foes than in selling sponsons. Maybe small boat safety would be better served if he turned over his interest in sponsons to a neutral party, so that their merits could be more advantageously be exhibited.
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This poster apparently prefers to believe that Matt Broze and Sea Kayaker Magazine would be happy to have sponsons replace paddlefloats. That is untrue of course. But here we have it: Ask Matt Broze and Sea Kayaker Magazine if they want to promote sponsons now. I have had no commercial interest for years. I am interested in saving lives within an extremely high death "sport". Sponsons have been free to use by anyone in the world for many years. You don't need to pay me anything. Tell Matt to write stories about people rescuing themselves with sponsons like Austin Davis, 10 miles off the coast of Texas when his sailboat sank. Only a kayak, my old 1993 type sponsons, a kayak and no pump or sprayskirt because with sponsons you don't need to pump out: The water in the cockpit is neutral buoyancy ballast. Even more stability. (Sea Kayaker Magazine, December 1997.) Neutral buoyancy ballast is only one reason why sponsoned kayaks and canoes have crossed both Atlantic and Pacific. "It is refreshing to have Matt's forthright assertion that sea kayaking is a dangerous sport, and that we are only a capsize away from an emergency situation."

On Page 94 of "Deep Trouble" Mr. Broze says his paddle float may have killed David Kelley. But that statement in Deep Trouble was made years before Broze was still telling people on Paddlewise and elsewhere: "The most effective way of using a handheld bilge pump in rough seas is to lift the bottom of your PFD up and shove the pump down between the spray skirt and your belly. This way is slow and awkward, but you can pump with the spray skirt completely sealed. Practice it." (p.27, Sea Kayaker Magazine, June 2006.) Matt Broze, "Pumping Out after Paddle Float Rescue", Paddlewise, Wed, 20 Jun 2001 02:36:43 -0700: "...obviously there are going to be certain combinations of clothing and spraydecks that don't allow a pump down the front. Please try it and report back (if you don't knock yourself out and drown after hitting your chin)." Instead of sponsons, the obvious choice for lifesaving rescues if you value human life.

The issue here is both posters are attempting to protect Matt Broze, who is documented here admitting: "The most effective way of using a handheld bilge pump in rough seas is to lift the bottom of your PFD up and shove the pump down between the spray skirt and your belly. This way is slow and awkward, but you can pump with the spray skirt completely sealed. Practice it." (p.27, Sea Kayaker Magazine, June 2006.) Matt Broze, "Pumping Out after Paddle Float Rescue", Paddlewise, Wed, 20 Jun 2001 02:36:43 -0700: "...obviously there are going to be certain combinations of clothing and spraydecks that don't allow a pump down the front. Please try it and report back (if you don't knock yourself out and drown after hitting your chin)." And "...It has two fairly serious shortcomings: You can't seal the sprayskirt, and you can't keep both hands on the paddle while pumping." (Sea Kayaker Magazine, February 2003, p.29) And having read: "Sea Wings are simply the best and easiest-to-use self-rescue device on the market today." Sea Kayaker Magazine, Winter 1993, p.34. He has been promoted to his position by a small magazine that can Now choose to promote sponsons! Ask them, not for me. I hereby tell them they can do it without owing me anything. Do it for approximately 2,000 dead Americans in canoes and kayaks since Sea Kayaker started lying and promoting paddle floats and the deadly cult figure Matt Broze after 1993. See http://www.sponsonguy.com/DeadlyPaddlefloatFraud.html
 

Just a thought, lads and lasses, but perhaps the aquatic difficulties encountered by Beltran & Gottlieb on their Michipicoten paddle (SK Oct 2011) stemmed from the fact that they began their crossing at Le Petite Mort Rocks.  "The Little Death", as you may or may not know, is a popular French idiom for orgasm.  Unquestionably a marvelous place to linger, it is not a place from which one should voluntarily seek to depart.

On another note:  vitriol and bile selleth not the sponson...

This poster apparently thinks that sponsons could be sold too, but "nicely". So nicely ask Mr. Broze why he lied since 1993 about paddlefloating being so deadly to people, including dead David Kelley, impossible to pump out etc., obviously not to be trusted with human life:  "The most effective way of using a handheld bilge pump in rough seas is to lift the bottom of your PFD up and shove the pump down between the spray skirt and your belly. This way is slow and awkward, but you can pump with the spray skirt completely sealed. Practice it." (p.27, Sea Kayaker Magazine, June 2006.) Matt Broze, "Pumping Out after Paddle Float Rescue", Paddlewise, Wed, 20 Jun 2001 02:36:43 -0700: "...obviously there are going to be certain combinations of clothing and spraydecks that don't allow a pump down the front. Please try it and report back (if you don't knock yourself out and drown after hitting your chin)."

Hopefully Mr. Broze will just say that neutral buoyancy ballast and Archimedes wasn't taught at his high school and he realizes that he has made a terrible mistake. But now he wants to sell CO2 sponsons because the paddle float:"...It has two fairly serious shortcomings: You can't seal the sprayskirt, and you can't keep both hands on the paddle while pumping." (Sea Kayaker Magazine, February 2003, p.29) "Sea Wings are simply the best and easiest-to-use self-rescue device on the market today." (Sea Kayaker Magazine, Winter 1993, p.34)

Good for Mr. Broze and Sea Kayaker! Finally. Note that any 2 ten year old children can clip on 50 cent sponsons in 5 seconds without any practice and then rescue any swimmers in the water who only need to swim over the gunwale and then are paddled at 2 knots to shore (normally sitting on seats but the kids have been standing up on the internet for 11 years so that Mr. Broze understands the flooded canoe is very stable. Sea Kayaker Magazine too.  Neutral buoyancy ballast.)

So please poster Nicely tell the American Canoe Association about 50 cent sponsons too. But be nice because they will lose a lot of money selling fraudulent instruction that doesn't work, just like paddle floats. But it is cheaper than an angry class action lawsuit. (Who would have thought Goldman Sachs and the bankers would ever be sued. American people do like the truth. It takes a while, doesn't it?)
See http://www.sponsonguy.com/DeadlyPaddlefloatFraud.html
 
 
 
 
 
 

Salient Diagnostic Quotes, Pre-Fax:
 
 

"I entirely share your view that it would be great if Matt (and many others) could join us here. Matt probably doesn't remember me from Adam, but he and I do go back a while, to the mid-1980s when I edited ANorAK, the Journal of the Association of North Atlantic Kayakers for a season or two, and we had several dealings with one another. It was during that time that we published Matt's Sea Kayaking Safety, and also had some of our best discussions on wetsuit/drysuit use, and the differences at that time between East Coast/Great Lakes views as opposed to Pacific Northwest/British views about dealing with the cold water threat. Those were the days...."
 

"Perhaps the Storm Island article opening salvo was simply to walk the reader down the path toward Matt’s notion that the paddle community reacts harshly to these incidents so as to mask their own collective and/or individual fears that this could never happen to them, or as he put it:

“Another factor may explain some of the harsh criticism. Experienced kayakers want to feel that they are, through their skill and expertise, in control of their fate. When skillful paddlers get into serious trouble it may threaten our confidence and make the ocean scarier place. To control our fear we may attack those involved as incompetent. Blaming the victim helps us regain confidence: We wouldn’t make such dumb mistakes. Distanced from those who got in trouble, we can go to sea with less apprehension. In reality we all make mistakes and must be prepared to recover from them, or summon help.”

I’d hate to second guess Matt, as I know that bothers him if I do, and I do respect him (remembering arguments we maintained in print decades ago through glacially slow newsletter exchanges whereupon when I look back now, I realize he was so right on so many points). However, putting aside other paddler’s inward, psychologically-based concerns for bad publicity, there is a legitimate concern – for bad publicity concerns – in the public’s mind. I think the concern IS so very, very valid. You have pointed this out here, in your letter, and on other forums and topics online. I’m not so sure Matt agrees or disagrees though.

Maybe the media backlash toward paddling incidents through the growing rec boat and kayak fisher paddling segments will eventually far overshadow incidents by the other categories of kayak paddlers (?) though it will take some keen reportage to start sorting out all the different types of paddle craft..."

"3) It is refreshing to have Matt's forthright assertion that sea kayaking is a dangerous sport, and that we are only a capsize away from an emergency situation. What is really new is his notion that there would be "a lot more" sea kayaking fatalities (and, I guess, accidents and rescues), if under-30 paddlers were out there on the water in force. I'd not ever considered looking at sea kayaking through this lens, but it sounds like Matt is saying something like I am: we need more maturity, more emotional stability, more experience, more knowledge, more judgement, more common sense, more simple caution and prudence out there on wide waters in our tiny, narrow, "tippy" cockleshells than maybe we have at present, and that we need to upgrade our expectations of responsible seamanship of ourselves and our peers. Is that the same thing as "shaming more extreme sea kayakers into limiting their freedom"? If people think it is, we've got problems.

Matt had better sell them sponsons right away because Matt here seems to admit there is no way to self-rescue any kayak (except of course sponsons, Mid Atlantic or Mid Pacific.)

In closing, I note that the Michipicoten Island rescue story in the same October issue raises some points of interest, for instance the thinking behind the purchase of the ACR PLB. Would the couple have considered repeating the crossing to & from Michipicoten had they not had the PLB? But that's a whole other subject."
 

"I personally put in my rescue practice; I'd often be found dumping solo offshore in conditions that would be a real emergency, maybe even life and death for many paddlers, capsizing and swimming on purpose so as to replicate a real life scenario should I blow a roll or scull recovery. That doesn’t fit into a prudent kayaker mariner profile but it did and will help you understand the dynamics and maybe be part of the reason you make it home for those so inclined to challenge these types of waters. I fear few paddlers really understand how important a commensurate rescue practice regime really is. I had to give up teaching paddle float rescues for our club because no one wanted to pump their cockpits dry as it was too much work and I too insistent that the self rescue wasn’t complete until one was under way, mostly dry, skirt attached, stable and headed for safety. Matt’s Safety Manual made this abundantly clear years ago making me realize my BCU re-enter and roll was only half the battle. By the way, those dump and pump sessions were on flat water with the clubbers – imagine these folks in rough conditions.

As for freedoms and limitations, it really doesn’t matter what you, me or Matt think, the vision and realization for kayak marinership and the requirement for ocean playboaters/ dangerous journey seekers to be prepared and trained properly for their expansive exploits is a matter born by the individual paddler. The individual paddler is sovereign both in life and actions. Carpe libertatem…Matt probably has it right. I’m just trying to find the right balance in all this Carl and maintain some responsibility. Matt is also right about stories like the Storm Island rescue helping us to become better mariners through these lessons learned, as once you are in a boat on the water, you are a mariner with all the implications that carries. That we must all agree on I think. So you are completly right too Carl."
 

I have to question this person's statements about his own mental stability above:  "I personally put in my rescue practice; I'd often be found dumping solo offshore in conditions that would be a real emergency, maybe even life and death for many paddlers, capsizing and swimming on purpose so as to replicate a real life scenario should I blow a roll or scull recovery. That doesn’t fit into a prudent kayaker mariner profile but it did and will help you understand the dynamics..."... etc.

So this poster seems to intentionally risk his life trying to be safe! But he appears to be well-respected by the other posters here; although the general public reading this may understandably think they are all nutters! It is typical cult behavior, compared to normalcy.
 

Many figures in this Sea kayaker cult seem not intelligent enough to think for themselves, and are easily victimized, finding self-importance following a figure like Broze, well-published and promoted by Sea Kayaker Magazine as advocating safety when in fact he has been effective in denying any kind of sponsons to 2,000 dead Americans, even Pacific ocean-crossing sponsons!
 
 

American Victims Murdered by Deliberate Safety Fraud




These victims are representative of deliberate canoe and kayak safety fraud out of aproximately 2,000 dead Americans since 1993. (US Coast Guard BARD). In Massachusetts these young women died in recreational kayaks, Oct. 12, 2003:

1. These young women died in recreational kayaks that do not have any kind of rescue equipment, not even the fraudulent paddle float, expensive sprayskirt and fraudulent bilge pump that cannot work down a sprayskirt and prevents use of the paddle to try to stay upright. However a Canadian Coast Guard SAR team in Newfoundland uses $600 recreational kayaks with sponsons to rescue victims from rocky surf near cliffs where helicopters can't fly, then paddle victims back to the rescue Zodiac powerboat (manufactured worldwide with air sponsons)!
 

2. These 2 boys from Darlington School died in a canoe on a school trip near Suwanee, Florida when there was no means for them to get out of the water. The safety boat had an entangled propellor, February, 2005:

3. Coast Guard officials say 18-year-old Irena McEntee and 20-year-old Carissa Ireland, who had been missing since yesterday (May 16, 2010), were taken to Maine Medical Center this morning, where they were pronounced dead. The women had reportedly attempted to kayak from Peaks Island to Ram Island, a distance of about a mile. Their boats were found late Sunday, and Coast Gaurd officials said the women were unresponsive when they were found this morning.

4. Of approximately 2,000 dead in canoes and kayaks, a number of victims have been off-duty police officers: "The body of Detroit Police Officer Nabil Washington was recovered around 9:15 a.m. in Kent Lake in Brighton. A two-day search ended today after his body was pulled out of the water not too far from where Washington was believed to have drowned. Washington was kayaking with his 12 year-old nephew when their kayak capsized late Monday afternoon in the lake at Kensington MetroPark. Washington went after his nephew and pulled him from the lake, which can reach up to depths of 7 to 12 feet officials said. After saving his nephew by placing him on the overturned kayak, Washington disappeared underneath the waters... Washington is a four-year veteran of the Detroit Police 6th Precint. He was engaged to be married this fall and is expecting a baby girl with his fiance." (July 17, 2002.) Fraudulent safety is dangerous for all Americans! One former police officer (Dallas, Texas), was saved by his own efforts about 10 miles off the coast of Texas: "I am Austin Davis. My life was saved by your floats. [See article in Sea kayaker Dec 97] There was no way in my situation that any other means of recovery would have saved me or allowed me to get home upright in my hypothermic condition. Your opinion about the rolls and paddle floats mirror my real life experience. Thanks for the gear that saved my life. I hope the article in sea kayaker helps your cause."

5.  Three (3) young men escaped and one university student died June 7, 2011; criticized for not having a paddle float rescue that prevents the pumping out and stabilizing of kayaks as documented by Sea Kayaker Magazine. The dead victim below, Kevin Dammen, was a popular university student. His grieving family and university friends have no idea that he is the victim of a well-documented cult. Dozens of American students have been killed and tens of thousands are endangered for no purpose to society.
 

The deadly paddle float fraud knowingly denies victims any means to self-rescue from any kind of kayak, including "recreational" kayaks, the cheapest and most popular form of kayak, that in fact also have very large cockpits and therefore no provision for use of working spray skirts. This fraud knowingly states that victims can pump out successfully using a pump and spray skirt in emergencies; when in fact according to Sea Kayaker Magazine and Mr. Broze above, victims cannot successfully pump out and rescue themselves in kayaks! "...It has two fairly serious shortcomings: You can't seal the sprayskirt, and you can't keep both hands on the paddle while pumping." (Sea Kayaker Magazine, February 2003, p.29) "The most effective way of using a handheld bilge pump in rough seas is to lift the bottom of your PFD up and shove the pump down between the spray skirt and your belly. This way is slow and awkward, but you can pump with the spray skirt completely sealed. Practice it." (p.27, Sea Kayaker Magazine, June 2006.) Matt Broze, "Pumping Out after Paddle Float Rescue", Paddlewise, Wed, 20 Jun 2001 02:36:43 -0700: "...obviously there are going to be certain combinations of clothing and spraydecks that don't allow a pump down the front. Please try it and report back (if you don't knock yourself out and drown after hitting your chin)." The paddle float fraud also asserts there are many other self-rescue skills and safety devices in a "bag of tricks" that "knowledgeable kayakers know" about. This assertion also is fraudulent. There is no other reliable and safe means of self-rescue for any canoe or kayak, admitted by Mr. Broze in Sea Kayaker Magazine "a capsize away from an emergency situation" (Sea Kayaker Magazine, Oct. 2011, p.7).

: Without sponsons there is no means to provide self-rescue stability when any canoe or kayak is flooded with water, and there is no practical means for victims to remove water from any canoe or kayak. This is acknowledged by the above quotes published in Sea Kayaker Magazine.
 
 


Girl Guides just before deaths

Sometimes in some internet chat forums some people have understood some of what I have said regarding Sponsons, called "sponsors" below to avoid inflaming cultists:

Re: Here's the coast guard press release

Posted By: John Monroe <jjmonroe99@netscape.com>
Date: Friday, 4 March 2005, at 3:22 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Here's the coast guard press release (Brian Nystrom)

: I hate to get into this again, but since you're still promoting this idea...

(It won’t be long Brian until I can test this out. I have been waiting anxiously all winter.)

: A) You haven't proven your idea yet and many of use have told you why it
: simply isn't going to work in a narrow kayak. It's a totally different
: animal than a wide canoe with foam sponsons on the gunwales.

(The different animal that has outside sponsors becomes the same animal when the kayak/canoe fills with water. The very same reaction takes place except the inside sponsors do not have as much leverage because they are closer together but it will still work. Think of it as an auto tire tube you are setting in, in the water. The tube becomes your sponsors and stabilize you even though they are very narrow in width. Now, instead of setting in an intertube you are setting in a flooded boat. The same forces are exactly the same.)

: B) It's a BAD idea to flood any boat in order to gain stability. Again, many
: of us have explained the reasons for this.

If it works and saves lives, why is it a bad idea? I had many explain why this concept wouldn’t work on my 26-inch wide kayak when I was building it. When it did work, the silence was deafening, and the new reason it works they said was because it was wider then normal. This has all been played out before and ended with positive results and I have no reason to believe it will any different this time. But I will be running the test to share with you and if it doesn’t work as planned I will tell you.

: C) The limited testing you've done with a wider boat has all been on dead
: flat calm water, which is not representative of the kind of conditions
: likely to cause a capsize. As many of us have told you, your technique
: will not only not work in rough water, it's very dangerous to be in a
: flooded, uncontrollable boat in rough water.

It was limited testing and that is the reason for the extensive testing this spring and summer. The man that drowned in the pond near me was in dead flat water. A dangerous death trap uncontrollable canoe is what most likely was the cause of his death.

: D) Bulkheads and/or float bags provide PROVEN floatation that works with
: PROVEN rescue methods. An emergency situation is no time to screw around
: with unproven ideas.

Brian what’s wrong with having proven rescue skill and having back up inside side floatation. More options are better then fewer ones. If you carefully read Sea-Kayaker/Deep Trouble you will find that many of the deaths and near deaths were kayakers with good kayaking skills where the float/paddle rescue wasn’t working because of high winds/waves, and they found themselves unable to stay in their unstable kayaks.

: E) Skill trumps gear every time. Learn to brace and roll and all of this
: fooling around with floatation is unnecessary.

Many people do not have the training or realize the dangers of kayaking/canoeing and are not trained, or have the proper equipment with them to be safe. The unfortunate youngsters that died off the Florida coast are axample as far as we know. That's the reason I had to get my 2 cents in.

John

Note that John's idea will work much better in a wider kayak, since he is putting sponsons within an already narrow kayak. It would work better within a wider, recreational kayak (plus hydrodynamic sponsons outside as in the SAR rescue kayaks,  or an open canoe that is normally even wider, plus flooded area that provides "Neutral Buoyancy Ballast". As below:

Re: Shop: increasing initial stability
By:Nick Schade - Guillemot Kayaks
Date: 5/5/2008, 9:34 am
In Response To: Re: Shop: increasing initial stability (PatrickC)
: I'm just wondering if a little flare and beam added to the sides equals
: greater initial stability while i'm fishing and if any tried it.

Initial stability is almost completely about waterline width and height of your center of gravity. If you are already as low as you can sit, all you can do is make it wider at the waterline. Foam swim noodles strapped onto the sides as sponsons would add a lot.

Flare will add secondary stability, which would probably be welcome, but it will do little for initial stability.

Another poster below understands some of the problem, but does not understand using 50 cent foam sponsons in proper placement to create a rescue kayak, due to so many hateful posts, with many lies regarding myself and sponsons on this forum, that this simple common sense and Coast Guard SAR endorsed information is not available. This is the danger to America from the cult endorsed by Sea Kayaker Magazine and Mr. Broze, the cult that is merely endorsed and used in other forums to endanger and kill Americans, even American children:

Re: I hate hearing about these incidents

Posted By: Jay Babina <mailto:jbabina@snet.net?subject=Re: I hate hearing about these incidents>
Date: Tuesday, 21 October 2003, at 1:12 p.m.

In Response To: Re: I hate hearing about these incidents (Randy Wright)

I don't think flotation is asking too much from these manufacturers.

Each year we have a rescue clinic in our CT Kayak Club. We flood a few Recreational Boats and even the very strong and skilled kayakers can't empty them. The paddlers who try to reenter them sink them. So even if a paddler makes a wrong decision in their paddlig plans, wouldn't it be nice if the boat would allow them to renter it without sinking it. It's almost common sense yet yet the manufacturers save a few bucks and sell boats that people die in. It's no diferent than auto safety or boating safety items.

It's not too much to tell manufacturers to pack some foam in there. If a paddler has no pfd on, It could save their life by keping them afloat just long enough for a rescue. At least there would be domething to hang on to.

It's true that ultimtely we're talking about decision making as you say. But if everyone made good, informed decisions, we wouldn't be having this link. So we do what we can to prevent things.

Sea Kayaker Magazine has not only denied sponsons to Americans buying sea kayaks, in their deadly paddlefloat fraud, they have denied American victims sponsons for any kind of recreational kayak or canoe: A total campaign against sponsons, even SAR rescue kayaks using recreational kayaks, a total ban on safety knowledge; to sell fraudulent safety for relatively narrow sea kayaks as well as shorter and wider recreational kayaks and canoes, the far more numerous and popular types of canoes and kayaks. Manufacturing maximum canoe and kayak death!
 

14. Re: Saftey and sponsons - Talking to Tim Ingram (message posted by Tim Mattson)
Size: 6 kb; Posted 7 Jul 2002
David, You can't trust anything that monster tells you. He has absolutely zero credibility. The man is dangerous. He distorts the truth to fit his twisted agenda. Take a look at his web site sometime. Its infuriating. He claims that most wide boats and sit-on-top kayaks have "built in" sponsons. That's ridiculous. Look up the definition of sponson some time. Its a platform extending off a boat (usually as a gun platform) or inflatable chambers attached to a boat. He's redefining the word to fit

In fact almost all sit-on-top kayaks have built in sponsons; otherwise they could not be used for fishing. Almost every folding kayak in history has used internal sponsons, including the Klepper kayaks that have crossed the Atlantic Ocean and have allowed survival by paddlers in hurricanes (both Romer in 1928 and then Lindemann in 1956). This hate-filled poster above not only spreads dangerous lies but also his dangerous talk, that is widespread within the Sea Kayaker Magazine cult, Paddlewise cult, and the American Canoe Association instructor cult, is used by Canoe and Kayak Magazine to sell death to Americans for profit.
 

13. Great posts... (message posted by David)
Size: 5 kb; Posted 7 Jul 2002
Very eloquent, nicely clarifies the issues around sponsons, appreciate the input. : I had a long talk with Tim Ingram yesterday, asking him all about sponsons. : He is very nice on the phone, speaks quite calmly, listens well. I rather : enjoyed our conversation. He certainly doesn't strike me as someone who : flies off the handle, at least in person. : He invented them in 1992, based on his studies of military flotation devices, : he is a walking encyclopedia on this subject. Most military ops

"basic, no nonsense...dramatically increase...safety
and...capabilities... It should be noted that within the North
American civilian sea kayak industry there is some controversy...Sea
Wings' direct competition with...the paddle float...the merits of Sea
Wings...far outweigh those of the paddlefloat...During the IMKP 1994
we used Sea Wings with all our rescue boats as back-up flotation/
stability for awashed kayaks needing assistance pumping out in heavy
seas. In addition, IMKP's rescue kayak was fitted with Sea Wings on a
permanent basis which allowed us to be far more stable in possible
rescue operations...Sea Wings dramatically increase re-entry
operations with capsized boats. Indeed, even with heavily loaded boats
(those approaching 1000 lbs.) most paddlers can easily re-enter the
kayak. However the most notable advantage of Sea Wings is with lightly
loaded boats; ie, those kayaks which are far less stable (more tippy)
than fully loaded boats. Recovery operations are far more difficult in
these boats and most students have extreme difficulty in mastering the
necessary techniques. This is compounded in heavy seas. Sea Wings
offers an almost guaranteed method of re-entering a lightly loaded
kayak even in heavy seas. Stability increase in heavy seas. Paddling
in extremely heavy seas is difficult. Sea Wings offer the crews an
additional method of dealing with such sea states. One of the most
dangerous situations a detachment can find itself in is that of towing
a disabled crew with full operational loads in heavy seas at night.
The employment of Sea Wings dramatically increases the safety margin.
In my opinion, this is one of the sponsons' most important
contributions to MAROPS... As an historical footnote it should be
noted that circumpolar kayakers (Greenlanders and Inuit) employed a
similar sponson/ float for stability. It differed significantly though
from Sea Wings in that it was free floating; i.e., there was
apparently no harness system and stability came from pushing down on
the float on the side of the kayak. In addition, during the late 70's
and early 80's we employed a similar system with our commo boats.
Waterproof bags were blown up and hand held to the sides of the kayak
while communication was conducted. The point here is that the idea of
some sort of support on the sides of the kayak for stability is very
old and universal." Invitational Military Kayak Paddle 1994 Evaluation
(10th Airborne, Fort Devens, MA)
 

Sea Kayaker Magazine has not only denied sponsons to Americans buying sea kayaks, in their deadly paddlefloat fraud, they have denied American victims sponsons for any kind of recreational kayak or canoe: A total campaign against sponsons, even SAR rescue kayaks using recreational kayaks, a total ban on safety knowledge; to sell fraudulent safety for relatively narrow sea kayaks as well as shorter and wider recreational kayaks and canoes, the far more numerous and popular types of canoes and kayaks. Manufacturing maximum canoe and kayak death!

These murderous lies are systemic as well as grossly misleading: For example: Experts at the Greenland Rolling Championships use powerboats to save their own lives when they fail to roll and they consider a paddle float far more unreliable and dangerous, even in calm water. (Sea Kayaker, Feb. 2001, p.41). World champions cannot trust their lives to the Eskimo Roll! And certainly not a paddle float! But the "...Kayak roll in the Canadian Arctic, while not impossible, remains dubious." (E.Y. Arima, Inuit Kayaks in Canada: A Review of Historical Records and Construction. 1987, p.87) D. Zimmerly, QAJAQ, Kayaks of Siberia and Alaska, 1986: "If just one baidarka is caught in a storm, then two large inflated bladders are sometimes tied to its' sides. (Davydov 1814:203)" (p.34) :"...when a rider overturned...an inflated bladder...was extremely useful...because the rider could maintain himself on the water and get into the baidarka...(Veniaminov 1840:225-26)." (p.27) E.T. Adney and H.I. Chapelle, The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America, 1983, p.225: "Many skillful paddlers could not roll, and sometimes a highly skilled roller would fail to recover."

Widespread condemnation of the paddle float does not just exist occasionally at Sea Kayaker Magazine: "...It has two fairly serious shortcomings: You can't seal the sprayskirt, and you can't keep both hands on the paddle while pumping." (Sea Kayaker Magazine, February 2003, p.29) "I thought these were a better idea, and have turned my old paddle float bag into a camera case." (Dave Harrison, Editor in Chief, Canoe and Kayak Magazine, July 1993).

This safety fraud not only steals thousands of  dollars from Americans for "safety instruction"; but also completely denies the published truths about sponsons, that obviously for the first time, in the words of these major experts, created real and truthful safety and rescue:   "I thought these were a better idea, and have turned my old paddle float bag into a camera case." (Dave Harrison, Editor in Chief, Canoe and Kayak Magazine, July 1993), "Once you have the Sea Wings fitted and adjusted, its advantages over the paddlefloat become clear. To use a paddlefloat, a certain amount of instruction and practice is needed. But with Sea Wings, I simply told my volunteer how to snap the four buckles, inflate the sponsons, and climb back aboard." (Sea Kayaker Magazine, Winter, 1993), and "It should be noted that within the North American civilian sea kayak industry there is some controversy...Sea Wings' direct competition with...the paddle float...the merits of Sea Wings...far outweigh those of the paddlefloat." Invitational Military Kayak Paddle 1994 Evaluation, " In this book I would like to emphasize rescue techniques other than the Eskimo roll because a backup technique is mandatory...given that relatively few sea kayakers will ever roll successfully and because workable alternative techniques are too often neglected...The great advantage of the Sea Wing (sponsons) is that it leaves the paddler in a more stable position than before the capsize." (John Dowd, Sea Kayaking, 3rd edition, 1997, pp.90-95), "The Paddlefloat is not really a rough water rescue. During trials I found the SEA WING (sponsons) ... very comforting. I paddled out to sea in rough, windy conditions...I was able to sit on my rear deck-not something I would normally do at sea...The rescue potential is obvious." (Derek Hutchinson, The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking, pp.104-111) These words are not surprising, considering 2 Atlantic crossings by sponsoned kayaks, both crossings encountering hurricanes. The stability and safety advantages of sponsons or sponsons-like floats were obvious, even to Arctic peoples 2,000 years ago: As an historical footnote it should be
noted that circumpolar kayakers (Greenlanders and Inuit) employed a
similar sponson/ float for stability. It differed significantly though
from Sea Wings in that it was free floating; i.e., there was
apparently no harness system and stability came from pushing down on
the float on the side of the kayak. In addition, during the late 70's
and early 80's we employed a similar system with our commo boats.
Waterproof bags were blown up and hand held to the sides of the kayak
while communication was conducted. The point here is that the idea of
some sort of support on the sides of the kayak for stability is very
old and universal." Invitational Military Kayak Paddle 1994 Evaluation
(10th Airborne, Fort Devens, MA)

The evidence of this deadly fraud, stealing so much money from Americans, and canoes and kayaks being so deadly to Americans, about 2,000 deaths since 1993, is obvious to the FBI.
 



 
 

Seattle Division FBI Headquarters
1110 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-2904
(206) 622-0460 (24 hours)
E-mail: Seattle.fbi@ic.fbi.gov

Dear FBI:

Re: American Dead on 9/11 3,000 but 2,000 Americans Killed Since 1993 by Canoe and Kayak Cult

Today, September 9, 2011, you are watching the safety and security of the American people. When you are less busy, please read http://www.sponsonguy.com/DeadlyPaddlefloatFraud.html
 

1. In America today it is a criminal offense to deliberately lie to American citizens to endanger them and cause a very high rate of death. Fraud, the art of deliberate deception for unlawful gain, is within your purview; especially when this fraud is so deadly to American citizens. In Seattle today you have 2 magazines that operate with the American Canoe Association and numerous small cults of instructors in America to endanger and kill large numbers of Americans in canoes and kayaks for their own personal profit, and sometimes for their own personal gratification, as "superior" somehow to the dead victims.

2. The two Magazines in Seattle deliberately deceive canoe and kayak victims regarding self-rescue: The Most Important Safety Information, saving their own lives! In an extremely dangerous and expensive Coast Guard Rescue of 2 kayakers, Sea Kayaker Magazine still recommends paddle floats (Oct. 2011, p.48), despite publishing that paddle floats cannot rescue victims, since kayaks cannot be stabilized sufficiently or pumped out using paddle floats and sponsons that stabilized kayaks sufficiently to cross Atlantic and Pacific oceans, making kayaks more stable than before the emergency that resulted in capsize! The 2 magazines in Seattle first published the truth regarding canoe and kayak self-rescue, agreeing with all major authors and the US Military Special Forces Kayakers: "I thought these were a better idea, and have turned my old paddle float bag into a camera case." (Dave Harrison, Editor in Chief, Canoe and Kayak Magazine, July 1993), "Once you have the Sea Wings fitted and adjusted, its advantages over the paddlefloat become clear. To use a paddlefloat, a certain amount of instruction and practice is needed. But with Sea Wings, I simply told my volunteer how to snap the four buckles, inflate the sponsons, and climb back aboard." (Sea Kayaker Magazine, Winter, 1993), and "It should be noted that within the North American civilian sea kayak industry there is some controversy...Sea Wings' direct competition with...the paddle float...the merits of Sea Wings...far outweigh those of the paddlefloat." Invitational Military Kayak Paddle 1994 Evaluation,
" In this book I would like to emphasize rescue techniques other than the Eskimo roll because a backup technique is mandatory...given that relatively few sea kayakers will ever roll successfully and because workable alternative techniques are too often neglected...The great advantage of the Sea Wing (sponsons) is that it leaves the paddler in a more stable position than before the capsize." (John Dowd, Sea Kayaking, 3rd edition, 1997, pp.90-95), "The Paddlefloat is not really a rough water rescue. During trials I found the SEA WING (sponsons) ... very comforting. I paddled out to sea in rough, windy conditions...I was able to sit on my rear deck-not something I would normally do at sea...The rescue potential is obvious." (Derek Hutchinson, The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking, pp.104-111)

3. The FBI knows that Magazines and any media have tremendous power to control the American public, who often assume that magazines are honest. Especially with regard to Public Safety! How could they dare deliberately endanger and kill American children in canoes and kayaks? Sea Kayaker Magazine and Canoe and Kayak Magazine deliberately lied in order to sell as much fraudulent instruction as possible, and as much expensive equipment as possible, that cannot rescue anyone from the water. US Coast Guard database shows about 2,000 dead Americans due to this fraud, but is unaware of the systemic lies to perpetrate this deadly fraud. The death toll continues as all Americans and even children within American schools are deliberately endangered and killed. Conduct FBI interviews of Sea Kayaker Magazine first, due to far more published information regarding sponsons and the paddle float fraud: Ask them why they decided to first tell the truth about sponsons, then lie and endanger the lives of their readers. This same decision occurred within the same 3 months at Canoe and Kayak Magazine:  "I thought these were a better idea, and have turned my old paddle float bag into a camera case." (Dave Harrison, Editor in Chief, Canoe and Kayak Magazine, July 1993). I have letters and details regarding this fraud and 2,000 American deaths.

4. For anyone not familiar with canoes and kayaks, any victim not able to get out of the water will die, even wearing a PFD or thermal protection. This fact has been known for thousands of years everywhere in the world. Sponsons were invented to provide a means of self-rescue that is inexpensive and foolproof enough to be entrusted with human life: transforming the canoe or kayak into a life raft in seconds to rescue victims immediately. Anyone not constantly wearing a PFD around canoes and kayaks, even on a hot day when wearing a PFD is uncomfortable, is at risk of death. For any victims, having fallen into the water, sponsons can transform any canoe or kayak into a life raft: "Any two Ten Year Old Girls are able to rescue themselves without any instruction or practice (they just clip sponsons onto gunwales in an emergency, within 5 seconds, with 50 cent foam sponsons), then paddle a flooded canoe to shore at 2 knots, even standing up, but normally seated on seats." This extremely simple, inexpensive and foolproof rescue has been denied to Americans, a rescue enabling crossings of both Atlantic and Pacific by canoe and kayak. Instead canoes and kayaks have been used to murder 2,000: A hateful action that approaches the hateful killing of 3,000 on 9/11.

5. Without sponsons there is no reliable and safe means of self-rescue for any canoe or kayak, admitted by Mr. Broze in Sea Kayaker Magazine, regarding the paddle float:"...It has two fairly serious shortcomings: You can't seal the sprayskirt, and you can't keep both hands on the paddle while pumping." (Sea Kayaker Magazine, February 2003, p.29) "Sea Wings are simply the best and easiest-to-use self-rescue device on the market today." (Sea Kayaker Magazine, Winter 1993, p.34) Without sponsons there are no means to provide self-rescue stability when any canoe or kayak is flooded with water, and there are no practical means for victims to remove water from any canoe or kayak. This is acknowledged by the quotes published in Sea Kayaker Magazine: Sponsons have enabled multiple crossings by canoe and kayak of the Atlantic Ocean, even through hurricanes, and one Pacific Ocean crossing. In fact the historical evidence suggests that sponson-like floats of mammal skin were the main type of rescue device for the canoes and kayaks of the ancient native peoples. There was no paddle float: Mortality rates were already too high for native peoples to use such a plainly unworkable concept. They were not stupid nor did they have fraudulent magazines tricking them into deliberately endangering themselves by buying fraudulent and expensive instruction and devices. Sea Kayaker Magazine has not only denied sponsons to Americans buying sea kayaks, in their deadly paddlefloat fraud, they have denied American victims sponsons for any kind of recreational kayak or canoe: A total campaign against sponsons, even SAR rescue kayaks using recreational kayaks, a total ban on safety knowledge; to sell fraudulent safety for relatively narrow sea kayaks as well as shorter and wider recreational kayaks and canoes, the far more numerous and popular types of canoes and kayaks. Manufacturing maximum canoe and kayak death!

6. This safety fraud not only steals thousands of  dollars from Americans for "safety instruction"; but also completely denies the published truths about sponsons, that obviously for the first time, in the words of these major experts, created real and truthful safety and rescue:   "I thought these were a better idea, and have turned my old paddle float bag into a camera case." (Dave Harrison, Editor in Chief, Canoe and Kayak Magazine, July 1993), "Once you have the Sea Wings fitted and adjusted, its advantages over the paddlefloat become clear. To use a paddlefloat, a certain amount of instruction and practice is needed. But with Sea Wings, I simply told my volunteer how to snap the four buckles, inflate the sponsons, and climb back aboard." (Sea Kayaker Magazine, Winter, 1993), and "It should be noted that within the North American civilian sea kayak industry there is some controversy...Sea Wings' direct competition with...the paddle float...the merits of Sea Wings...far outweigh those of the paddlefloat." Invitational Military Kayak Paddle 1994 Evaluation, " In this book I would like to emphasize rescue techniques other than the Eskimo roll because a backup technique is mandatory...given that relatively few sea kayakers will ever roll successfully and because workable alternative techniques are too often neglected...The great advantage of the Sea Wing (sponsons) is that it leaves the paddler in a more stable position than before the capsize." (John Dowd, Sea Kayaking, 3rd edition, 1997, pp.90-95), "The Paddlefloat is not really a rough water rescue. During trials I found the SEA WING (sponsons) ... very comforting. I paddled out to sea in rough, windy conditions...I was able to sit on my rear deck-not something I would normally do at sea...The rescue potential is obvious." (Derek Hutchinson, The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking, pp.104-111) These words are not surprising, considering 2 Atlantic crossings by sponsoned kayaks, both crossings encountering hurricanes. The stability and safety advantages of sponsons or sponsons-like floats were obvious, even to Arctic peoples 2,000 years ago: As an historical footnote it should be noted that circumpolar kayakers (Greenlanders and Inuit) employed a similar sponson/ float for stability.
It differed significantly though from Sea Wings in that it was free floating; i.e., there was
apparently no harness system and stability came from pushing down on
the float on the side of the kayak. In addition, during the late 70's
and early 80's we employed a similar system with our commo boats.
Waterproof bags were blown up and hand held to the sides of the kayak
while communication was conducted. The point here is that the idea of
some sort of support on the sides of the kayak for stability is very
old and universal." Invitational Military Kayak Paddle 1994 Evaluation
(10th Airborne, Fort Devens, MA) The evidence of this deadly fraud, stealing so much money from Americans, and canoes and kayaks being so deadly to Americans, about 2,000 deaths since 1993, is obvious to the FBI.

7. Please read the above webpage and contact me soon, when the anniversary of 9/11 is not quite so pressing. If the FBI allows this organized cult to continue to profit from deliberately endangering American citizens, your efforts regarding 9/11 threats to citizens are diminished: The FBI will have endorsed the deliberate killing of 2,000 Americans and the deliberate blaming of them for their deaths for not purchasing more lies, fraudulent instruction, and useless but expensive equipment that prevents their self-rescue in any canoe or kayak. You will note that I have saved the life of one American police officer and I continue to try to save American citizens. I have details of the attempt by the Attorney General of Florida to gain more evidence against this cult, to try to lower the high rate of canoe and kayak deaths in that state. Thank you.

Your truly,

Tim Ingram,
phone 705-549-3722
 
 

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Re: Canoe and Kayak Scam Kills 1,000 Americans *Pic*

Posted By: Geoffww <geoff@seapaddler.ca>
Date: Saturday, 9 August 2003, at 8:01 p.m.

In Response To: Canoe and Kayak Scam Kills 1,000 Americans *LINK* (Robert Woodard)

I think some of the responses here about Tim's crusade over rolls and paddle floats are pretty ignorant. Tim is no doubt handling his battle all wrong. Instead of saving lives by getting his product out into the marketplace he instead chooses to fight with words and numbers. His website is grossly inadequate regarding getting the Sea Wing into the hands of paddlers. Both the U.S. Coast Guard and the Canadian Coast Guard Rescue Service endorse sponsons and the Sea Wing in particular. There was a kayaker fatality near the Queen Charlotte Islands BC many years ago. A group of 10 members in a tour entered into rough seas. All the kayaks were equipped with the Sea Wing sponson and paddle floats. There were multiple capsizes and two paddlers were swept away from the main group by the waves. One was suffering from acute hypothermia and one was already dead from hypothermia and drowning when the Coast Guard arrived. There were many failings by the head guide and one in particular stated the Coast Guard investigators was that the sponsons should have been deployed prior to getting into the rough water to give the novice paddlers stability during the crossing. It would have prevented the capsizes and saved a life. Sponsons are not only a means of easy re-entry but also keeps you highly stable while remaining installed during the rest of the rough voyage that capsized you in the first place. How many rolls can you do before you get tired? Remember not everyone who slides into a cockpit is built like Arnold. Everyone's fatigue threshold is different. Perhaps after 3 hours of steady paddling and suddenly being in rough water the average person could roll once or twice with a fully loaded kayak. The use of a paddle float in rough water with sharp peaks and valleys is a joke. Rolling is not the panacea of self rescue that some of you condescending snobs think it is. Some of you need to do some soul searching and are in a real need of an attitude upgrade. Who gives a damn what the correct statistics are we are talking about the deaths of people who are out to have fun and sadly don't come home. If Tim strongly believes that what he is doing is right then God bless him. What are doing?

Cheers
 
 
 

Messages In This Thread
 

Canoe and Kayak Scam Kills 1,000 Americans *LINK* (views: 1220)
Robert Woodard -- Tuesday, 29 July 2003, at 10:11 p.m.
Re: must , not,,,,,respond (views: 779)
LeeG -- Tuesday, 29 July 2003, at 10:41 p.m.
Re: must , not,,,,,respond (views: 706)
Bert -- Tuesday, 29 July 2003, at 11:16 p.m.
OK (views: 696)
Mick -- Wednesday, 30 July 2003, at 2:58 a.m.
Re: OK (views: 663)
Robert Woodard -- Wednesday, 30 July 2003, at 6:01 a.m.
Re: OK (views: 615)
Bert -- Wednesday, 30 July 2003, at 8:20 a.m.
Huge sums of cash. Anyone seen it? (views: 627)
Shawn Baker -- Wednesday, 30 July 2003, at 11:16 a.m.
Re: Huge sums of cash. Anyone seen it? (views: 487)
charles w -- Friday, 8 August 2003, at 3:29 p.m.
Big seas OK?? (views: 670)
Randy Knauff -- Wednesday, 30 July 2003, at 2:26 p.m.
Re: must , not,,,,,respond (views: 600)
Robert Woodard -- Wednesday, 30 July 2003, at 5:56 a.m.
Re: Canoe and Kayak Scam Kills 1,000 Americans (views: 655)
Ian Johnston -- Wednesday, 30 July 2003, at 3:32 a.m.
Re: Canoe and Kayak Scam Kills 1,000 Americans (views: 599)
Eric -- Wednesday, 30 July 2003, at 5:53 a.m.
Book Scam Kills 100's of Kayak Enthusiasts (views: 628)
Malcolm Schweizer -- Wednesday, 30 July 2003, at 7:06 p.m.
Re: Canoe and Kayak Scam Kills 1,000 Americans *Pic* (views: 748)
Geoffww -- Saturday, 9 August 2003, at 8:01 p.m.
Re: Canoe and Kayak Scam Kills 1,000 Americans (views: 557)
LeeG -- Saturday, 9 August 2003, at 8:37 p.m.
Re: Canoe and Kayak Scam Kills 1,000 Americans (views: 517)
Ian Johnston -- Saturday, 9 August 2003, at 8:40 p.m.
Re: manners (views: 499)
LeeG -- Sunday, 10 August 2003, at 7:59 a.m.
Re: Canoe and Kayak Scam Kills 1,000 Americans (views: 560)
Nick Schade - Guillemot Kayaks -- Sunday, 10 August 2003, at 10:30 a.m.
Re: Canoe and Kayak Scam Kills 1,000 Americans (views: 530)
Mick -- Monday, 11 August 2003, at 2:03 a.m.
Sponsons should be defended, but their marketer? (views: 566)
Shawn Baker -- Tuesday, 12 August 2003, at 11:39 p.m.
LOL, Here we Go Again.......LOL (views: 587)
David -- Sunday, 17 August 2003, at 8:55 p.m.
So in other words... *LINK* (views: 520)
Brian Nystrom -- Monday, 18 August 2003, at 1:58 p.m.
Re: So in other words... (views: 472)
Shawn Baker -- Tuesday, 19 August 2003, at 12:03 a.m.
Re: So in other words... (views: 445)
Brian Nystrom -- Tuesday, 19 August 2003, at 12:14 p.m.
THx, had never heard of voyageur..... *NM* (views: 411)
David -- Tuesday, 19 August 2003, at 3:47 a.m.
Re: THx, had never heard of voyageur..... (views: 457)
Brian Nystrom -- Tuesday, 19 August 2003, at 12:19 p.m.
Re: THx, had never heard of voyageur..... (views: 478)
Shawn Baker -- Tuesday, 19 August 2003, at 3:47 p.m.
Oh yes, the little devils are in my red gear bag (views: 462)
David -- Wednesday, 20 August 2003, at 3:44 a.m.
Re: Oh yes, the little devils are in my red gear b (views: 447)
Shawn Baker -- Wednesday, 20 August 2003, at 10:29 a.m.
Re: Oh yes, the little devils are in my red gear b (views: 399)
David -- Thursday, 21 August 2003, at 12:05 p.m.
Re: Oh yes, the little devils are in my red gear b (views: 375)
Shawn Baker -- Thursday, 21 August 2003, at 12:35 p.m.
David, email me. *NM* (views: 400)
Shawn Baker -- Thursday, 21 August 2003, at 6:03 p.m.
Re: LOL, Here we Go Again.......LOL (views: 493)
Shawn Baker -- Tuesday, 19 August 2003, at 12:03 a.m.
Re: LOL, Here we Go Again.......LOL (views: 446)
David -- Tuesday, 19 August 2003, at 3:49 a.m.

Cult Values:

The above poster was brave enough, or confident enough, or patient enough to state the obvious to this internet based cult; but the post was not so unusual, since even this cult has general respect for John Dowd: "In this book I would like to emphasize rescue techniques other than the Eskimo roll because a backup technique is mandatory...given that relatively few sea kayakers will ever roll successfully and because workable alternative techniques are too often neglected...The great advantage of the Sea Wing (sponsons) is that it leaves the paddler in a more stable position than before the capsize." (John Dowd, Sea Kayaking, 3rd edition, 1997, pp.90-95)

Of course this is the point of sponsons, "it leaves the paddler in a more stable position than before the capsize." This is what enabled canoe and kayak crossings of the Atlantic in hurricane season, and the Pacific crossing to Hawaii by Mr. Gillett. In emergencies, canoes and kayaks must be "in a more stable position than before the capsize." The paddle float leaves the paddler in a less stable position than before capsize, denying even the ability to brace, paddle or pump-out, and Mr. Broze states:  "A capsized paddler who Eskimo rolls is still in the same conditions that capsized him or her in the first place, and with each roll he or she will take on more water, lessening the kayak's stability." (Matt Broze, Deep Trouble, p.91) If Mr. Broze were honest he would admit that perpetual rolling to save themselves is a lie: Experts at the Greenland Rolling Championships use powerboats to save their own lives when they fail to roll and they consider a paddle float far more unreliable and dangerous, even in calm water. (Sea Kayaker, Feb. 2001, p.41).

This cult is wilfully blind to the reality of sponsons: Just imagine if the canoe and kayak industry could boast every canoe or kayak as a superior rescue vessel! The Canadian Coast Guard SAR group uses $600 recreational kayaks because million dollar helicopters cannot rescue victims in rocky surf near cliffs. The only question they had for me was why are sponsons not generally used on canoes and kayaks. This is not rocket science. I told the cult that it was advantageous to sell canoes and kayaks as superior water rescue vessels, (even superior ice rescue vessels, given the dangerous antics now performed in ice rescues by fire and rescue personnel), whether using 50 cent 5 second sponsons or CO2 sponsons, simpler and less expensive than inflatable PFDs. SAR groups, police and fire departments worldwide could say: "Jesus Christ that victim is drowning out there, Better call in a sponson canoe or kayak!" Of course any canoe or kayak on the scene today just adds more victims risking death to any emergency; no matter what "experts" may be paddling them. The "experts" are likely to be cult members in good standing.

The cult wants the most dangerous canoes and kayaks so they can spin endless lies about paddle floats and rolls that showcase their particular talent: Unfortunately this talent is not common sense, but is representative of a common statistic in criminality, that criminals are in fact generally lower in IQ than the general population.

Another rational perspective on this phenomenon is the Republican Party platform while President Obama asks: "Why should Warren Buffet should pay less income tax than his secretary?" No, the Republicans (most of whom are not billionaires, not even millionaires, except in their dreams), want no fair taxation, even for their own benefit. Similarly the canoe and kayak cult wants no safety, even though the victims may be their neighbours' children or even their own children or grandchildren. The cult wish for the most dangerous canoes and kayaks provides cult gratification as superior beings in their own eyes, to say how those dead victims could have been rescued, no matter how ridiculous the lies, or contradicted by other cult figures published here at Sea Kayaker Magazine. Many figures in this cult seem not intelligent enough to think for themselves, and are easily victimized by their leaders, finding self-importance following a cult, well-published and promoted by Sea Kayaker Magazine and other small publications: Advocating safety when in fact they have been effective in denying any kind of sponsons to about 2,000 dead Americans now, even Pacific ocean-crossing sponsons! Plain and obvious, cruel and deady fraud.
 
 



Rec.Boats.Paddle Public Safety Warning





The Occupy Wall Street Protests show a remarkable and new public awareness in America, a long time coming since the civil war and even the presidency of Andrew Jackson, with similar abuse of public trust for profit, against the citizens of America from within their own country. Today this kind of abuse is nowhere more clear and obvious than within the internet postings of canoe and kayak safety. I want to thank rec.boats.paddle for the opportunity to help the citizens of America in redress of a huge wrong and in greatly improving their public safety. The US Coast Guard has documented approximately 2,000 dead Americans in canoes and kayaks since "I thought these were a better idea, and have turned my old paddle float bag into a camera case." (Dave Harrison, Editor in Chief, Canoe and Kayak Magazine, July 1993.) "Once you have the Sea Wings fitted and adjusted, its advantages over the paddlefloat become clear. To use a paddlefloat, a certain amount of instruction and practice is needed. But with Sea Wings, I simply told my volunteer how to snap the four buckles, inflate the sponsons, and climb back aboard." (Sea Kayaker Magazine, Winter, 1993) To read the story about the deliberate killings of American citizens and their dead children in canoes and kayaks, please click on  http://www.sponsonguy.com/DeadlyPaddlefloatFraud.html

See the pictures of the dead children, blamed for their own deaths, somehow "deserving" to be left to die agonizing deaths in the water; although homemade 50 cent sponsons can be clipped onto any kind of kayak or canoe within 5 seconds by any 10 year old children, without instruction and without paying any money to the criminals in this fraud scheme. Wall Street only took the money of Americans and their future; These criminals took the lives of helpless Americans, dying agonizing deaths in the water, numbering over half the dead of 9/11. Many women and children have died from this hatred, far greater than the hatred of Osama bin Laden. Some of these American criminals attend Christian churches in America, like some of the Wall Street Fraud criminals.

The readers at Rec.Boats.Paddle understand how to clip 50 cent foam sponsons onto any kayak or canoe as described and pictured at  http://www.sponsonguy.com/DeadlyPaddlefloatFraud.html
They understand that no canoe or kayak can be stabilized without rescue sponsons. They understand that paddle floats are very deadly, preventing normal bracing and even the pumping out of water from kayaks, as noted by Mr. Matthew Broze of Seattle. Some of the posters at Rec.Boats.Paddle encouraged Scott Bristow to kayak over the Great Falls of the Potomac, an iconic image of fearless sacrifice. Many young American men have killed themselves attempting similar whitewater kayaking stunts. Unfortunately they have been encouraged by a few whitewater kayakers, at great cost to their surviving friends and families. Some of these posters had repented their philosophy long ago, like Slim Jim Stuart:
"- Teen peer group pressure to push for extreme runs is enormous, and the
definition of extreme continues to mount.
- Safety focus in whitewater is nearly non-existent these days, and role
modeling only goes so far.
- WW slalom can be richly rewarding for developing youth - exercising talent,
dedication to hard work, complex brainwork and experience pyramiding,
physical development, travel and intrigue, camaraderie and community, all very
admirable and noble activities. (keeps em off the street too)
- But out in the falls, kids are now making decisions in mere seconds to run
extreme risk WW, usually without perspective.
- If they ask me: "Do you think I should run it?" I respond: "Which would be
more dangerous, running that drop, or having all four of your wisdom teeth
extracted? And how much time would you want to decide about having your teeth
pulled?"
- I've already had several kids with "off the course" very close calls and
serious injuries.
How do I rationalize coaching - or not coaching for that matter?
Coaching seems like something worthwhile doing, when I'm doing it.
But what would I tell the parents of a kid who dies "off course?" "

Many rec.boats.paddle posters, even before Slim Jim's pre-9/11 post, on Nov. 21, 2000, considered honesty and truth to be paramount in canoe and kayak safety, like Canoe and Kayak Magazine and Sea Kayaker Magazine, pointing out the obvious future of safety, regarding sponsons: "I thought these were a better idea, and have turned my old paddle float bag into a camera case." (Dave Harrison, Editor in Chief, Canoe and Kayak Magazine, July 1993.) "Once you have the Sea Wings fitted and adjusted, its advantages over the paddlefloat become clear. To use a paddlefloat, a certain amount of instruction and practice is needed. But with Sea Wings, I simply told my volunteer how to snap the four buckles, inflate the sponsons, and climb back aboard." (Sea Kayaker Magazine, Winter, 1993)

Since these obvious, published statements of fact, 2,000 American citizens and American children were deliberately killed for profit, Deliberately Denied any Means for Self-Rescue, even homemade 50 cent 5 second sponsons, not only using Sea Kayaks, but also Recreational Kayaks, Sit-on-Top Kayaks and Open Canoes. Sea Kayaker Magazine conspires with Canoe and Kayak Magazine and instructor lobby groups to defraud and murder American citizens and American children for both profit and the ego thrill of murdering helpless and innocent victims in America whenever a canoe or kayak capsizes. The agonizing deaths of both innocent American citizens and helpless American school children has been the moral responsibilty of the FBI. However 9/11 had transferred over 45,000 FBI agents to anti-terrorism, preventing early prosecution of the Wall Street mortgage fraud scheme, known to the FBI many years ago, during the Bush presidency. You can help the FBI save American lives now; far more Americans are about to die immediately in canoes and kayaks than in a terror plot.

You will recall the US Coast Guard Sponson Study during the Bush years when the Wall Street Mortgage Frauds were increasing, according to FBI and other sources: "Transmittal of Final Report Produced Under Boating Safety Contract NUMBER DTCG39-00D-R-00009...Although the research was neither exhaustive nor scientifically rigorous, the United States Coast Guard endorses the results and encourages further dissemination of the information." Unfortunately this simple lifesaving information was deliberately withheld from Americans. Homemade 50 cent sponsons, clipped within 5 seconds to any kind of open canoe, sea kayak, recreational kayak, or sit-on-top kayak for foolproof, lifesaving stability are designed for the same effect as the sponsons used on historic Atlantic and Pacific Ocean crossings by kayak and canoe. Currently there is no means of rescue for any type canoe or kayak, only lies about paddle floats, printed and acknowledged by Sea Kayaker Magazine, and other deadly lies killing approximately 2,000 Americans since Sea Kayaker Magazine and Canoe and Kayak Magazine acknowledged sponsons superiority for the future of canoe and kayak safety. Sponsons, although patented, are free for use to anyone in America. They have been for many years. In 1993, the original patent paid about a dollar per pair. As affordable as a paddle float. Especially the 50 cent sponsons! The lifesaving effect of sponsons has always been the most attractive human quality, not the money.

Today tens of thousands of grieving Americans suffer these canoe and kayak deaths.  The young university student Kevin Dammen, killed in a recreational kayak June 7, 2011 is cruelly and publically criticized for not having a paddle float rescue, to the anguish of his loved ones; but his grieving family and university friends have no idea that he is the victim of a well-documented fraud. Dozens of American students have been killed and tens of thousands are endangered for no purpose to society. Send them to http://www.sponsonguy.com/DeadlyPaddlefloatFraud.html

All across America citizens are connected to these horrible deaths, only one or 2 steps removed from knowing the grieving family, loving friends or even the victim directly. This statistical grouping of American canoe and kayak deaths is spread far more evenly across America than the 9/11 deaths, although they are over half as many in number. The pain of grieving is more directly felt, and the danger of more deaths more immediately present within every community in America. Thanks rec.boats.paddle for helping out the innocent grieving citizens of America, and those soon about to die. We can all assist both a very quick class action against this huge attack on American public safety as well as much faster FBI prosecution of this huge and unbelieveably horrible, agonizing crime, of so many tortured, agonized American deaths. Tim Ingram
 
 
 
 

News!
 
 

Rec.Boats.Paddle posters, in shame and remorse, note that the American
Canoe Association Fraud with the 2 magazines and Mr. Broze below, is
connected to RBP poster Dan, who is apparently threatening me for
attempting to prevent the ACA from murdering more children in canoes
and kayaks: "Maybe this is old news, or maybe no one cares. I found a
posting by the s man, the damnned idiot, with his phone number. That
number shows up on reverse lookup. 705-549-3722 Tim Ingram Gordon Dr
Penetanguishene, ON I say go we teepee his house. -Dan --------------=
Posted using GrabIt =----------------... more » By Dan - Feb 7 - 1
new of 1 message". After 14 years, Mr. Broze and Sea Kayaker Magazine
plainly admit in print that paddle floats cannot rescue anyone from
the water, leaving them to die: "Once your kayak has been stabilized
and pumped out, you should resume paddling only if that appears to be
the best option. Staying in a stabilzed mode might be the best option
if you are far from shore and the conditions are still beyond your
paddling capabilities."

Broze and Sea Kayaker Magazine admit the
paddlefloat cannot get anyone to safety, and also prevents pumping out
according to Broze as well, compromising the planned and deliberate
American Canoe Association fraud to murder about 2,000 Americans in
canoes and kayaks since 1993 (USCG BARD). The ACA fraud has murdered
about 400 American children in canoes and kayaks, but most
rec.boats.paddle posters have normal decency and mental health like
Slim Jim Stuart who stopped this behavior as soon as he realized his
mistakes from my numerous sponsons posts on rbp over a decade ago:
"- Teen peer group pressure to push for extreme runs is enormous, and
the
definition of extreme continues to mount.
- Safety focus in whitewater is nearly non-existent these days, and
role
modeling only goes so far.... I've already had several kids with "off
the course" very close calls and
serious injuries.
How do I rationalize coaching - or not coaching for that matter?
Coaching seems like something worthwhile doing, when I'm doing it.
But what would I tell the parents of a kid who dies "off course?" "
Sea Kayaker Magazine mentions Sponsons for the first time since: "Sea
Wings are simply the best and easiest-to-use self-rescue device on the
market today." Sea Kayaker Magazine, Winter 1993, p.34:

A competent criminal attorney should have advised Mr. Matt Broze and
Sea Kayaker Magazine, on behalf of Canoe and Kayak Magazine, not to
mention sponsons at all, let alone on page 4 of Sea Kayaker Magazine,
February 2012. (Ever since the very decent David Bookbinder left the
American Canoe Association after I had advised him of the criminal
wrongdoings that I had observed.) The U.S. Coast Guard after all used
$26,000 of taxpayer money to conduct a survey regarding sponsons, at
my request of a more effective action: "Federal Register/ Vol. 67, No.
232/ Tuesday, December 3, 2002/ Notices: Kayak/Canoe Sponson Study
"Study conducted in conjunction with the CG Research and Development
Center to study the efficacy of the use of sponsons in canoes and
kayaks. ($26,171)"". At least the U.S. Coast Guard tried to appear
that they were trying to save American lives, but not sure what to do
with a well-organized and deadly cult, intent on the most deadly
canoes and kayaks possible. That was all typical of broken Washington,
D.C., especially during the reign of Bush II.

I have provided plain, clear and obvious evidence of deliberate
endangerment and deaths of American citizens organized by Canoe and
Kayak Magazine and Sea Kayaker Magazine, referring to the letter from
Mr. Harrison that you can read in "Canoe and Kayak Scam Kills 1000
Americans", p.27, sold now on Amazon.com. This scam was organized
within months of Mr. Harrison publishing: "I thought these were a
better idea, and have turned my old paddle float bag into a camera
case." (Dave Harrison, Editor in Chief, Canoe and Kayak Magazine, July
1993.) The death toll of dead Americans in canoes and kayaks is now
around 2,000 on the US Coast Guard database.

Now, in the February issue 2012, p.4, above the "Freya Rides Again"
article, after 18 years, Mr. Broze himself first mentions sponsons in
Sea Kayaker Magazine: "a fixed outrigger paddle float or an inflatable
sponson system will probably work best to stabilize the swamped
kayak."!

When quoting a well-documented and very cruel liar like Mr. Matt Broze
in Sea Kayaker Magazine, it is important to carefully include the
entire context of his sponson reference, in case he is trying to amend
his lies about sponsons over the past 18 years and 2000 American canoe
and kayak deaths, in case he is trying to respond to his reputation in
this webpage, FBI notification on this webpage available by Google
and so on:
"The best stabilization is likely another kayak and kayaker or
two, creating a solid raft by bracing across the deck and helping with
reattaching spraydecks and pumping. If other kayaks aren't available
to make a raft, a fixed outrigger paddle float or an inflatable
sponson system will probably work best to stabilize the swamped kayak.
If no paddle float or other stabilizing device is available, then the
paddler must somehow be ready to brace all the while he is reentering,
attaching the spraydeck and pumping.
Once your kayak has been stabilized and pumped out, you should
resume paddling only if that appears to be the best option. Staying in
a stabilzed mode might be the best option if you are far from shore
and the conditions are still beyond your paddling capabilities. Why
risk having to capsize and pump all over again if you are well
stabilized, relatively warm, and know that rescuers have been
contacted and are on the way?" (p.4, Sea Kayaker Magazine, February
2012)

These are the obvious points indicating that Mr. Broze and Sea Kayaker
Magazine (and Canoe and Kayak Magazine) continue to deliberately lie,
endanger and cheat American citizens, even today endangering Freya
Hoffmeister in "Freya Rides Again" below Mr. Broze on p. 4, without
sponsons or sponson knowledge, in extreme danger, solo around Cape
Horn:

1. The idea of "another kayak and kayaker or two" risks more capsizes
and even dangerous collisions in waves, damage to kayaks and human
injury to limbs and bodies "bracing across the deck" instead of
deploying 50 cent sponsons in 5 seconds like any 2 ten year old girls
in the canoe pictures on this webpage or any kind of kayak. These
girls (or any normal ten year old children) can rescue any other
victims in the water, even obese or disabled adults, who only need to
crawl over a gunwale, and be paddled to shore at about 2 knots. Mr.
Broze and Freya Hoffmeister could either be rescued in seconds and
paddled to shore by 2 ten year old children or rescue themselves with
sponsons of course. Perhaps Mr. Broze is merely stupid since he does
not acknowledge that water in the cockpit of a stabilized kayak is
obviously stabilized by sponsons, as well as the kayak, transforming
the water from a sloshing and destabilizing force to a heavy, non-
sloshing, stabilizing force, in fact neutral buoyancy ballast like
best-selling sailboats deploying water instead of lead for ballast,
creating a sailboat that does not sink if holed like a lead ballast
type. Perhaps Sea Kayaker Magazine and Broze are merely too stupid,
incapable of understanding how canoes and kayaks work. Note that he
does acknowlege the danger of swamped kayaks: "Until most of the water
is pumped out, a swamped kayak is far more vulnerable to capsizing
again because of the free water sloshing around inside. Because
pumping takes so long, is tiring, and is often a two-handed operation,
the paddler is especially vulnerable to capsizing again during this
time if a kayak is not stabilized in some reliable way, a way in which
the paddler won't have to pay constant attention to keeping the kayak
upright during this long and critical period." (p.4)
Broze seems to be aware that the paddle float will flip the
victim over again without constant attention to the critical need of
keeping weight levered toward the paddle float, balancing while
pumping, let alone the critical capsizing danger while trying to
retrieve the paddle and paddle float after the long and tiring pumping
episode, and let alone sprayskirt and paddle float dangers: "...It has
two fairly serious shortcomings: You can't seal the sprayskirt, and
you can't keep both hands on the paddle while pumping." (Sea Kayaker
Magazine, February 2003, p.29) "The most effective way of using a
handheld bilge pump in rough seas is to lift the bottom of your PFD up
and shove the pump down between the spray skirt and your belly. This
way is slow and awkward, but you can pump with the spray skirt
completely sealed. Practice it." (p.27, Sea Kayaker Magazine, June
2006.) Matt Broze, "Pumping Out after Paddle Float Rescue",
Paddlewise, Wed, 20 Jun 2001 02:36:43 -0700: "...obviously there are
going to be certain combinations of clothing and spraydecks that don't
allow a pump down the front. Please try it and report back (if you
don't knock yourself out and drown after hitting your chin)." The idea
to shove the pump down the top of the sprayskirt requires unfastening
the PFD, since the tops of sprayskirts normally extend some distance
underneath the PFD. Mr. Broze in "Deep Trouble" (p.84) accepted
limited culpability for misleading dead David Kelley with a
paddlefloat "talisman", but negated this admission by not confessing
the main paddlefloat dangers: impossible to pump out in real
conditions, impossible to brace and retrieve the paddle behind the
cockpit without re-capsizing; despite (presumably his co-authors)
referring to needed sponsons stability in several places in "Deep
Trouble"!
(It is good to have Mr. Broze mention sponsons now, 18 years late, in
view of the letter, June 29, 2001, from the American Canoe
Association, ACA Black, to be seen in my book Canoe and Kayak Scam
Kills 1000 Americans, pp. 13-14, that was reviewed on Amazon.com by a
participating ACA whitewater and sea kayak instructor; lying to the
Attorney General of Florida about sponsons and paddle floats. Florida
has always had the highest canoe and kayak death rate in America. The
Darlington School children listened to the cries of Clay McKemie and
Sean Wilkinson, both 14 years old, screaming for help and dying in the
night near Suwannee, Florida, February 2005, without either canoe
sponsons or kayak sponsons; although they could have rescued
themselves in 5 seconds with 50 cent sponsons like any 10 year old
children. ACA Dillon won the Osama bin Laden Toilet Award that year,
for "significant and conspicuously cruel numbers of deaths on American
soil of American citizens or American schoolchildren".
Back then the ACA's own magazine "Paddler", together with Canoe and
Kayak Magazine and Sea Kayaker Magazine were in full throat anti canoe
and kayak sponsons howl, endangering as many Americans as possible and
using the deaths to try to stampede more potential victims into
fraudulent but profitable instruction schemes, with levels of
certifications for practising levels of instruction fraud like a
Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. This type of layered ponzi instruction
scheme is practised in both Canada and the UK, with very significant
death rates and profit, as well as great fun for those few who truly
enjoy setting up and killing either adult or child human beings.)

2. "Another kayaker or two, creating a solid raft by bracing across
the deck and helping with reattaching spayskirts and pumping" is a
foolish and dangerous waste of energy in an emergency, obviously
risking another capsize and putting even more lives in danger in the
same conditions! Broze even acknowledges this reality (although a
paddle float lever, deployed on only one side, rises in waves to
threaten to flip the victim again, unless the victim manages to deploy
body weight to counter-act the destabilizing force of the paddle float
on the end of a paddle, obviously not "well stabilized, relatively
warm" compared to warming up paddling toward safety with sponsons, not
knowing for sure if "rescuers have been contacted and are on the
way".) What do you do if no "rescuers have been contacted and are on
the way"? Broze seems to be incredibly stupid, considering this point,
but is he stupid enough to be not criminally responsible: ditto for
the 2 magazines? Why deny victims sponsons, this is human lifesaving
after all, like One former police officer (Dallas, Texas), saved by
his own efforts about 10 miles off the coast of Texas, paddling
through heavy seas to shore: "I am Austin Davis. My life was saved by
your floats. [See article in Sea kayaker Dec 97] There was no way in
my situation that any other means of recovery would have saved me or
allowed me to get home upright in my hypothermic condition. Your
opinion about the rolls and paddle floats mirror my real life
experience. Thanks for the gear that saved my life. I hope the article
in sea kayaker helps your cause." But Broze deliberateliy lies about
paddlefloats and sponsons, deliberately not stating the obvious safety
of Paddling to Safety with Sponsons attached, warming up and "staying
in stabilized mode", as his friend John Dowd, the original owner of
Sea Kayaker Magazine pointed out 14 years ago. Instead, Broze leaves
them to die, with no means to get to safety: "Staying in a stabilized
mode might be the best option if you are far from shore and the
conditions are still beyond your paddling capabilities. Why risk
having to capsize and pump all over again if you are well stabilized,
relatively warm, and know that rescuers have been contacted and are on
the way?" Here Broze admits the paddlefloat is not a real rescue, since the victims are not able to reach safety unless they are lucky enough "that rescuers have been contacted and are on the way?" In Japan or any other country a liar like Broze would have found a more honourable solution to himself by now.

" In this book I would like to emphasize rescue techniques other
than the Eskimo roll because a backup technique is mandatory...given
that relatively few sea kayakers will ever roll successfully and
because workable alternative techniques are too often neglected...The
great advantage of the Sea Wing (sponsons) is that it leaves the
paddler in a more stable position than before the capsize." (John
Dowd, Sea Kayaking, 3rd edition, 1997, pp.90-95)

"basic, no nonsense...dramatically increase...safety
and...capabilities... It should be noted that within the North
American civilian sea kayak industry there is some controversy...Sea
Wings' direct competition with...the paddle float...the merits of Sea
Wings...far outweigh those of the paddlefloat...During the IMKP 1994
we used Sea Wings with all our rescue boats as back-up flotation/
stability for awashed kayaks needing assistance pumping out in heavy
seas. In addition, IMKP's rescue kayak was fitted with Sea Wings on a
permanent basis which allowed us to be far more stable in possible
rescue operations...Sea Wings dramatically increase re-entry
operations with capsized boats. Indeed, even with heavily loaded boats
(those approaching 1000 lbs.) most paddlers can easily re-enter the
kayak. However the most notable advantage of Sea Wings is with lightly
loaded boats; ie, those kayaks which are far less stable (more tippy)
than fully loaded boats. Recovery operations are far more difficult in
these boats and most students have extreme difficulty in mastering the
necessary techniques. This is compounded in heavy seas. Sea Wings
offers an almost guaranteed method of re-entering a lightly loaded
kayak even in heavy seas. Stability increase in heavy seas. Paddling
in extremely heavy seas is difficult. Sea Wings offer the crews an
additional method of dealing with such sea states. One of the most
dangerous situations a detachment can find itself in is that of towing
a disabled crew with full operational loads in heavy seas at night.
The employment of Sea Wings dramatically increases the safety margin.
In my opinion, this is one of the sponsons' most important
contributions to MAROPS... As an historical footnote it should be
noted that circumpolar kayakers (Greenlanders and Inuit) employed a
similar sponson/ float for stability. It differed significantly though
from Sea Wings in that it was free floating; i.e., there was
apparently no harness system and stability came from pushing down on
the float on the side of the kayak. In addition, during the late 70's
and early 80's we employed a similar system with our commo boats.
Waterproof bags were blown up and hand held to the sides of the kayak
while communication was conducted. The point here is that the idea of
some sort of support on the sides of the kayak for stability is very
old and universal." Invitational Military Kayak Paddle 1994 Evaluation
(10th Airborne, Fort Devens, MA)

"The Paddlefloat is not really a rough water rescue. During
trials I found the SEA WING (sponsons) ... very comforting. I paddled
out to sea in rough, windy conditions...I was able to sit on my rear
deck-not something I would normally do at sea...The rescue potential
is obvious." (Derek Hutchinson, The Complete Book of Sea Kayaking, pp.
104-111)

See the pictures of the dead American children, murdered in canoes and
kayaks by the well-documented fraud and perfidy at Sea Kayaker
Magazine and Canoe and Kayak Magazine:
http://www.sponsonguy.com/DeadlyPaddlefloatFraud.html
How would you feel this New Years and Christmas knowing any of the
2,000 American dead (a few hundred American children among them), lost
forever, dying in terror, screaming in fear that they would never see
their loved ones again. Ask these perpetrators. (There are strong
connections within the American Canoe Association for this fraud to be
an effective fraud. Even an ACA reviewer of my book discloses that.)
Don't forget the thousands of brave Americans who were forced to keep
quiet by the murderers, or face boycotts and bankruptcy. That was the
essence of the letter from Dave Harrison, Canoe and Kayak Magazine,
March 24, 1994, that you can read on page 27 of my book. Harrison
wanted me to keep paying him thousands of dollars in sponson ads while
his editorials and articles made misleading and dangerous statements
regarding modern canoe and kayak sponsons.

Although I have not personally profitted from sponsons; I have been
able to save many lives by steadfastly warning how dangerous canoes
and kayaks are made by this anti-sponson scam, that Mr. Broze
apparently is now re-thinking. I have been fortunate to have
rec.boats.paddle to whistleblow on this largest consumer murder scam
in the history of the United States. Years ago there were many wild
and bloodthirsty posters, who encouraged people to risk their lives on
whitewater stunts that killed Scott Bristow for example, on the Great
Falls of the Potomac. In self-hatred some of these posters reported
risking their own lives in similar stunts, or even telling people to
paddle over waterfalls and dangerous rapids using sponsons. Naturally
they hated any idea of sponsons and canoe and kayak safety. I have
used RBP as a Public Health Initiative to save lives and improve
society, making thousands of good friends in the process, throughout
the world. Sponsons are not difficult to understand, and my success in
saving lives is not complicated either: Simply focus on the goal and
speak the truth.

Read this, send this to the FBI and refer grieving families to me. The
year JFK was killed I was a YMCA canoe instructor and we had 2 canoe
types, both heavy, but having superior entry and exit lines: the
Chestnut and the Peterborough. We knew there were no canoe rescues
like the paddling a flooded canoe to shore or canoe over canoe scams
sold to victims today. Our YMCA program was similar to Bill Mason's
ideas in concept: interior flotation. Today even police officers die
in canoes and kayaks off-duty, every year in America. Some police
officers might even be participating in the canoe and kayak fraud as
off-duty instructors, unknowingly and confused. However the FBI
administration will eventually see the problem. They are better able
to respond to bank robberies, but they will eventually see the
deliberate murders by canoe and kayak. Even Mr. Broze blinked.
The American Canoe Association conspired with Sea Kayaker and Canoe
and Kayak Magazines within months of Mr. Harrison publishing: "I
thought these were a better idea, and have turned my old paddle float
bag into a camera case." (Dave Harrison, Editor in Chief, Canoe and
Kayak Magazine, July 1993), to deny any reliable means to save human
life upon capsize, to steal public money in a profitable fraud. The
ACA magazine "Paddler" is now extinct but did publish similar safety
lies for profitable fraud. In addition the American Canoe Association
has also encouraged the most lethal use of whitewater kayaks to kill
vulnerable young men like Scott Bristow, paddling over the Great Falls
of the Potomac. Not a patriotic sacrifice, but a sad waste of human
life and a poor, foolish example to American youth. The death toll of
dead Americans in canoes and kayaks is now around 2,000 on the US
Coast Guard database. See my new book:
http://www.sponsonguy.com/AmericanCanoeAssociationMurderMethodCalledSafety.html
Thanks, Tim


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