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Old 04-03-2015, 04:57   #1
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What priorities do you have for staying safe

Guys (includes gals) what are your priorities in staying safe?

What equipment do you see as your highest priority?

What maintenance issues do you have as your priority?

What are your weather priorities? For keeping safe.

Do you have other sailing priorities?
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Old 04-03-2015, 05:27   #2
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Guys (includes gals) what are your priorities in staying safe?

What equipment do you see as your highest priority?

What maintenance issues do you have as your priority?

What are your weather priorities? For keeping safe.

Do you have other sailing priorities?
1. Keep the water on the outside of the boat.

2. Keep you and your crew in or on the boat.

3. Keep the boat right side up.

4. Keep a fathom of water under the keel at all times.

5. Don't blow up the boat with gas.

6. Don't burn the boat down.

7. Don't suffocate yourself or your crew with CO

8. Avoid bad weather.

9. Avoid pirates and robbers.

Simples!
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Old 04-03-2015, 05:31   #3
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Re: What priorities do you have for staying safe

10. Tether and Jacklines set right..
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Old 04-03-2015, 05:33   #4
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Guys (includes gals) what are your priorities in staying safe?

What equipment do you see as your highest priority?

What maintenance issues do you have as your priority?

What are your weather priorities? For keeping safe.

Do you have other sailing priorities?
sunscreen,condoms and bottled water are high on my list
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Old 04-03-2015, 05:50   #5
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Re: What priorities do you have for staying safe

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1. Keep the water on the outside of the boat.

2. Keep you and your crew in or on the boat.

3. Keep the boat right side up.

4. Keep a fathom of water under the keel at all times.

5. Don't blow up the boat with gas.

6. Don't burn the boat down.

7. Don't suffocate yourself or your crew with CO

8. Avoid bad weather.

9. Avoid pirates and robbers.

Simples!
10. Stay ON the boat when underway.
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Old 04-03-2015, 06:18   #6
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Re: What priorities do you have for staying safe

I'd add

Have a way to leave the boat if it become necessary

Have a way to signal for help, after having left the boat

Leave the boat only as a last resort.
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:03   #7
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Re: What priorities do you have for staying safe

As a trailer sailor my main priority is to not lose the kid! This is my boy when we went kayaking last summer, I couldn't keep him in the boat. He insisted on laying on the bow and watching the water go by. I insisted on the lifejacket! I may have to insist on a tether on the sailboat.

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Avoid petrol.
I believe it can explode.
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Re: What priorities do you have for staying safe

I pay about as much attention to safety on my boat as I did on land. My largest thoughts on land as on the boat was comfort. Of course a person naturally learns how to remain safe as they grow up and live in an unsafe world but worrying about it seems a little paranoid to me. mac
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We have back up GPSs, safety netting, harnesses, emergency notifying devices, lifeboat, and a hand held VHF.

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Re: What priorities do you have for staying safe

Golden Safety Rules of Boating:


1. Keep the people in the boat.
2. Keep the water out.


Do these two things and nobody drowns.


All other safety rules should be a derivative of these two.


On our boat, every time we have a bad experience, we determine what went wrong, and make a rule to ensure I doesn't happen again. We are now at rule 38,257. ;-)


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Re: What priorities do you have for staying safe

Do everything you can think of to make sure bad things don't happen before thinking about what to do if bad things do happen
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Re: What priorities do you have for staying safe

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1. Keep the water on the outside of the boat.

2. Keep you and your crew in or on the boat.

3. Keep the boat right side up.

4. Keep a fathom of water under the keel at all times.

5. Don't blow up the boat with gas.

6. Don't burn the boat down.

7. Don't suffocate yourself or your crew with CO

8. Avoid bad weather.

9. Avoid pirates and robbers.

Simples!
In many locations #4 is very difficult and, with a chartplotter, unnecesssary.
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Re: What priorities do you have for staying safe

Safety can be over rayed. Instead: enjoy yourself.

If you and all aboard enjoy your sailing and cruising you will be more enthusiastic to do more and do it better.

But draconian safety measures ensue a grumpy crew who don't give a Tinkers Cuss for anything but getting off.

Same with kids.



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Re: What priorities do you have for staying safe

""A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for," Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper


You want safe? Go hug an oak tree. A big one, well inland.
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