Originally Posted by feelsgood
Ok First and foremost we always make every effort to stay on the yacht, and yes there might be a time when the person is injured. I dont maintain that our system is fool proof I am just relaying what WE do to recover a person from the water if concious. Yes we always tow the dinghy and in 58 years of sailing in all the oceans of the world it has never caused a problem it depends how you tow it. You could carry it ready on deck
if yours is as light as ours is the choise is yours. In all the years that I have been sailing I have never fallen overboard or lost
of crew but I would like to think that the practice we put in MIGHT help the day it happens
Sounds pretty damn good to me, if your gonna have a system.. tailor it to suit you and your particular needs and any limitations.
There are handicaped people out there who may find some methods very difficult if their partner were to go over the side.
With that, and other possible problems like age in mind, all opinions, methods and ideas being discussed here are brilliant...
No method is foolproof, but we can all go away with a little suggestion or something that may never have occured to us... and more importantly.. for a "Newbie" to the scene which may well result in a successful recovery should he suffer the trauma of an MOB
Train your crew to the ability where you can trust them with your life, as they surely must trust you with theirs.
There's nothing harder on a skipper
than a crew he cant trust with his life..
Loyalty demands a denial but deep down.. many are never quite sure.