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Old 13-10-2015, 14:12   #61
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Re: I'm Suffering My Most Common Boating Injury Again

I'm sure a number have been in the navy or CG, maybe even a squid. Knee knockers are a bitch. They should be called chin scrappers.
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Old 13-10-2015, 15:12   #62
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Sailboats are a "House of Horrors". Hard to get on and off a boat without bumping or scrapping something. Metal shards and paper type cuts get easily infected. Breathing chemicals used for cleaning that are always much more toxic than I remember them last time. Its very easy to pull chunks off my fingernails just untying old ropes. Itchy fiberglass rash every time I reach deep into compartments. I really should clean some of this stuff up!
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Old 13-10-2015, 15:22   #63
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Rule # 21675 aboard our boat; the companion slider is either fully open, or fully closed, never part way (until the next time). ;-)
On our small boat the companionway cover is a pain in the head. But it has a twist handle to lock/unlock it. So what I do is when I go below I hang my had on the handle, it hangs down and (usually) reminds me to head the head.

On the big boat its not much of a problem for some reason. But on it the companionway cover sticks, then lets go, and smacks my thumb, resulting in a lost nail.
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Old 13-10-2015, 15:54   #64
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Re: I'm Suffering My Most Common Boating Injury Again

I went to a clinic today and had an incision & drainage without a local anesthetic. Damn, 'made me curl my toes! .... but my finger is on the mend!
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Old 13-10-2015, 21:32   #65
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I was in a real hurry headed to the engine room and whammm and after seeing stars (for real) I started wearing a cap/hat. The hat hits first just enough to allow my head to react and save my head from any more hard hits. I've not hit my head in over 35 years. . .
Complete opposite to me, I bang my head twice as often on the companionway hatch when wearing the straw hat. You can tell from the holes that the straw doesn't heal quite as quickly.
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Old 14-10-2015, 08:11   #66
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i keep a broken toe ,, i guess the solution would be to get a good pair of deck shoes but going barefoot 90 % of the time .. i just tape them together and keep on keeping on .. never really owned a good pair of deck shoes a goos friend has a pair of croks but shilling out 40 bucks for a piece of rubber kinda sticks in my craw
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My most common boating injuries are the big hits to my wallet.


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Old 14-10-2015, 13:43   #68
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I went to a clinic today and had an incision & drainage without a local anesthetic. Damn, 'made me curl my toes! .... but my finger is on the mend!


One hates to involve the sawbones, but sometimes it's for the best. That'll heal quickly now. Dirty puncture wounds suck big time.

Worst injury on a boat for me, tripped on my harness and fell down the companionway on our first Insatiable, flat on the floor, with a terrible crash, having struck the back of my head on one of the steps. Sore neck, (had to go to x-ray when we got to port), and the bruises were tender for weeks. I'm as sane as I ever was....I think!

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Yup. Hate that.

Slowing down is the only thing that seems to help.
I hate this thread. Just rammed a splinter all the way under the nail, clear to the cuticle. Dug it out with a needle. Ouch.
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Stepping to the finger pier and going overboard. Ego got hurt more than a little black and blue.
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Most recent one for me was being below putting on a jacket. I just let go of the boat for a second and we were hit by a big wave (not on my cat). I was spun around and caught the edge of a dividing partition right below the floating ribs and into the kidney. Next two days at sea were agony every time I moved (which you do a lot in 2-2.5m quartering seas in a mono). A month later I was still wincing every time a coughed, sneezed or moved the wrong way.
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We're just now planning the live aboard life and after reading this thread I'm having a custom suit of "chain maile" made before we even purchase the boat!
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We're just now planning the live aboard life and after reading this thread I'm having a custom suit of "chain maile" made before we even purchase the boat!
Just means you'll go straight to the bottom when you fall overboard is all.
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My sliding hatch is super heavy, some times when I'm being stupid (okay, more than some times), when sliding it open from down below I jam my thumb between the hatch and the stopper. The hatch always seems to get sliding fast enough that my thumb hurts for weeks.

Some times I wake up with a pounding headache surrounded by empty tetra packs of wine. Is that an injury or an illness?

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