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hatepain 10-20-2008 1:15 PM

So yesterday I was sitting back on the pad while the Regular's (I'm goofy) were surfing and I think I may have gotten a little CO poisoning. When it was my turn to surf I got super dizzy and my vision was a bit blurry. The only other thing I can think of is that maybe my dry suit neck hole was a little to tight and wasn't allowing enough blood flow to the old brain. I've never had an issue sitting back there before but I was back there longer than normal and it was cold so I think the CO has a harder time clearing the back. What'd ya think sound plausible?

hawaj 10-20-2008 3:06 PM

What we should do in case of CO poisoning? Breath deeply or take doze of pure oxygen? I actualy dont know....

ragboy 10-20-2008 6:40 PM

y, the pad is the worst place. I have been back there to help kids, you have to be very careful, probably should wear a PFD while on the pad due to that.

jstieg 10-21-2008 1:15 AM

drysuit hole being to tight will do the trick. i worked in a surf shop for a while and went to dive school. countless times i heard of that happening due to too small of wetsuits.

notsobueno 10-21-2008 9:00 AM

I would think the CO would affect you then and there moreso than later when you're surfing. Perhaps it was a combination of the CO and tight neckhole.

moonshine 10-21-2008 10:56 AM

Go to Freshairexhaust.com, It is the best investment for your boat. Plus it saves lives...

rallyart 10-21-2008 12:21 PM

Carbon Monoxide from the exhaust can be pulled along by the boat in the turbulence behind the transom. They call this the 'stationwagon affect'. CO takes more than a week to completely leave your system so there is a cumulative effect on your blood stream. If you are exposed you should avoid being exposed again for at least a week. It is a dangerous thing. <BR>If you think you are suffering the effects of exposure, and your symptoms are typical, then move to the front of the boat, ahead of the windscreen, and make sure it's turned off when you are loading or unloading riders. Be careful on the drive home.

rallyart 10-21-2008 12:23 PM

Hate, that profile pic of yours looks like you've got a good load of beer stashed in your boat. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" border=0>

hatepain 10-21-2008 12:44 PM

Yes it's my favorite ballast but on the Vdrive the cooler is on the starboard side so it was actually off setting my surf ballast. Without the beer ballast she'd really be on list!<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0>

hatepain 10-21-2008 12:48 PM

I'm pretty positive that it was the CO. I've never had an issue with my dry suit before and it's taken a couple days to get fully right...well at least as right as I get. <BR> <BR>David, I'm very aware of the FAE and have it planned this winter as does my friend who's boat I was on. I'm most excited about the engine noise reduction well that and the whole not dying thing.

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