Originally Posted by Connemara
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.
& the plan for when You get bonked on the head
on the way OUT?
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.