|I got into a little argument in visiting that chino-defence forum, concerning what you can and can not swim with.
I was argueing, that concerning a picture showing Chinese marines in full webbing gear and pack (and no form of floatation device) on fast boats, that if one were to fall overboard he would almost certainly drown. This being on the assumption that his gear weighs at least 30 pounds (probably more), and that by the time he had got it off he would be standing on the bottom.
Now, I was told by one poster that he could swim with that weight easily in excess of 20 minutes. I was told by another poster, that US Marines train to swim with over 30 pounds on them.
Is this true?
I can swim, but I would not call myself a strong swimmer. From the limited fast boat training I have done, I am of the beliefe that fall in with full kit, and thats it, drowned. Am I wrong?