Originally Posted by Rakuflames
Not knowing how to swim does not "teach you not to fall in."
I guess that just goes to show that we all learn differently.
and whilst no doubt some luck involved in not going glug off the foredeck - especially early doors, there was also quite some degree of skill......not saying that I have retained any of that!, but am probably not quite afeard of the foredeck as some others appear to be - and also not afraid of explaining to the Skipper
that if he wants it done quicker or differently can go up and do for self..........in Anglo-Saxon words
Of course part of the fun for me and my brother in a storm was in the cabin
, as the boat came off a wave we would jump and for a split section float in mid air!.........before either the floor came up suddenly or the ceiling came down on our heads
. of course had to careful about going sideways as well. Parents none too impressed with that of course
, but that mostly about not breaking bits of boat
For the sake of clarity: I am not advocating any of this as child rearing tips!, nor saying everything was entirely safe. Likely any kids I had would be treated a bit differently, but at 46 likely (hopefully!) I have missed that boat........