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Old 05-03-2015, 09:16   #31
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Re: What priorities do you have for staying safe

My diesel would always start on the first or second roll over. I could always trust it, for years it never failed Untill it did, when I ran into a sandbar in a twenty knot blow. It's hard to say if anything on a boat is trustworthy or good for sure. Mac
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Re: What priorities do you have for staying safe

Dockhead has it about right. I would only add - plan your sail (and sail your plan). Get a real chart and study it if you haven't been someplace before. Anticipate hazards, talk to local people about weather, tides and what to watch out for. Don't stare at your instruments, stare at your sails.
- And wear good deck shoes!

Since you're asking this question you're already on the right track to keep your boat and crew safe so you can have a blast on your boat!
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Old 05-03-2015, 13:43   #33
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Hate to be silly, but if safety is a priority... Stay in bed, on land. The government mandated nanny state crap has me wanting to be "unsafe" on purpose. Sorry.
I'm glad no one I know will ever sail with you then.
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RC, a proper answer to your question would take pages!

I'm just going to mention something I classify as safety, and that is having preventers permanently mounted, so that you can always control the boom downwind (or actually, if the shackle for the main sheet breaks --happened once). It adds to the deck clutter when you go forward, but it sure is good . It means Jim can go forward safely without worrying about an accidental jibe.

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I'm glad no one I know will ever sail with you then.
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RC, a proper answer to your question would take pages!

I'm just going to mention something I classify as safety, and that is having preventers permanently mounted, so that you can always control the boom downwind (or actually, if the shackle for the main sheet breaks --happened once). It adds to the deck clutter when you go forward, but it sure is good . It means Jim can go forward safely without worrying about an accidental jibe.

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I think some pretty good 'priorities' have been mentioned so far.

I like this idea of a preventer. I seen a short video of a little sail boat that travels around the world with a man and a woman. All I really remember is the sail boat has no engine at all. This idea was one of their suggestions which I added to my boat. Only clutters up the deck when the boom is all the way out on my boat. It's a great idea.
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LIFELINES, flat on deck -From cockpit to pulpit- that I hook unto before leaving the safety of the cockpit & that allow me to walk up & down the deck always hooked with my harness. Dear Bob (Sundance previous owner) had two he never used, made of blue textile (Picture)... I used them for my 11 passage but I hate them cause my harness hook got caught in the textile when hooking in or out. I'll will replace them with stainless lines with white platic sheating as I always had on all of my previous sailboats.
IMO dear Bob had jacklines way too much outboard. Either the tether should be impractically short or there's a danger to drop of the deck. Nor plastic sheating for me..
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I'm glad no one I know will ever sail with you then.
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That makes two of us. "Safe" is a very subjective term and I subject myself to few.
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Gee, if everyone followed every "priority", wouldn't sailing be fun.
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Gee, if everyone followed every "priority", wouldn't sailing be fun.
The very term 'priority' would suggest there are, well, how do I put this, a list of things more important to be done before others.
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You guys experiencing a Jesus Juice moment?
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sunscreen,condoms and bottled water are high on my list
Better get them condoms before you get to Venezuela , they cost $750.00 (US ) per box (if you can find them)..Trying to stay safe by getting some may put you in more danger when others want them...I wouldnt recommend any plastic coated jack lines at all either..
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Better get them condoms before you get to Venezuela , they cost $750.00 (US ) per box (if you can find them)..Trying to stay safe by getting some may put you in more danger when others want them...I wouldnt recommend any plastic coated jack lines at all either..
And bog paper.... don't forget lots of bog paper if going to Venezuala.... what you don't use you can trade for rum.
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IMO dear Bob had jacklines way too much outboard. Either the tether should be impractically short or there's a danger to drop of the deck. Nor plastic sheating for me..
Here's a web page on jacklines... I still prefer sheeted stainless wires.
I had this type since... 1976 & NEVER stepped/triped on them. Also: Mine are against the roof... how can I put them further inboard ?

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Re: What priorities do you have for staying safe

In some imaginary world, I think it would be really nice to have a jackline running along the fore and aft centreline of the boat. Really nice, when it's rolling terribly. But we live in the world we live in, and we do the best we can.
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