Originally Posted by colemj
I don't understand why you think that - there have been many rescues in the Southern Ocean. Relatively quick ones due to EPIRB
Have you ever tried to launch and use your hard dinghy in any type of even modestly non-calm sea state? If not, it would be a very good idea to do so before trusting that option as your only one.
Number of reasons. Remote
areas, not just Southern Ocean, if I have to abandon boat so fast I have no time to have radioed emergency
help or activate boat Ebirb I don't wan't others to risk their lifes in nearly hopeless search of small dinghy (or raft). For sure I will not just sit on my wet but in a raft hoping someone might be looking and maybe finding me, and if that happens jumping in the ocean and banging myself dead against the hull
of a ship trying to get aboard.
Dinghy will be in a dinghy bay under cockpit
. Wouldn't like to launch a raft either in bad weather