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Old 07-08-2009, 07:52   #46
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Connemara (Mirage 27) has a boarding ladder on the (reversed) transom. I have the line that keeps it in place rigged so i can be opened both from the boat and from the water.

In principle, I fall out, the boat rounds up, I swim to the stern, detach the line, pull down the ladder (trying to avoid being hit on the head as it comes down) and climb back aboard.

Probably not so easy in real life. So I try not to fall out.

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& the plan for when You get bonked on the head on the way OUT?
just curious...?

Another problem w/the theorm is after boat "rounds up"...if she's wind driven "away" faster than You can swim "closer"...what then? (You wouldn't be the 1st btw)

You WERE Wearing that PFD, right? Since single handing is apparently the case, add 1 of these to the PFD's inventory along w/strobe & whistle:
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Although a jackline & harness was much cheaper...adding all 3 is smartest. Until You watch that hull disappear off into the horizon (or over that mountain of a wave) from true "sea level" eyeball perspective, You can't even imagine how big an ocean gets. There is no price that outweighs the knowledge that SOMEBODY KNOWS I'm not on that boat anymore, & need help...starting as of about 5 minutes ago; KNOWING WHERE I AM (give or take 3 or so FEET) is also real comforting about then. No need to wave & thrash in shark infested waters(<as they ALL Are, shy of the dead sea) to get that C130's or chopper's attn.
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:38   #47
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Captmick, the question was what plans we have.

That was my answer. I am aware of the shortcomings, thank you, and at some point I will address them. In the meantime, I expect that in most cases where I would need to get back aboard I would not manage it. My plan in that case is to drown.

Sheesh.

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My apologies

My apologies Connamera;

The point wasn't to "beat up" on Your plan.
The Hope was that You'd cultivate one.

Having been a "MOB" (in Hugo, off the coast of the outer banks, by about 85 miles), had some insight.
Again my apologies if it was unwanted.
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