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Old 09-01-2016, 12:12   #31
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in theory if you are tied, and the rope doesn't broke, you are conscius, you can quite easly go back to the rope and climb back on board
If you're using a lifeline (rope), I am going to assume the boat is under sail and not docked/moored.

If your line is too long and allows you to fall overboard while the boat is moving, you'll more then likely drown.
The whole idea of a lifeline is that it prevents you going over.

If you think you can "quite easily" climb back on board while being dragged alongside your boat by a lifeline, you are dangerously wrong.
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If you're using a lifeline (rope), I am going to assume the boat is under sail and not docked/moored.

If your line is too long and allows you to fall overboard while the boat is moving, you'll more then likely drown.
The whole idea of a lifeline is that it prevents you going over.

If you think you can "quite easily" climb back on board while being dragged alongside your boat by a lifeline, you are dangerously wrong.
Yes, the story was while sailing...


I guess the life life would be very short at the helm, and get temporary longer if need to move along the boat, and then make it shorter as came back to helm..or 2 x short life line, 1 always connected, and the second forwarding, relase the first, and so on (like mountain climbing) and several STRONG attachment along the boat

For sure outboard with a lifeline dragging you is the worst, it get very hard to swim (but the lifeline wouldn't have to be so long to allow you to get off board)...in the story luckly (maybe) the lifeline get broken.
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Yes, the story was while sailing...


I guess the life life would be very short at the helm, and get temporary longer if need to move along the boat, and then make it shorter as came back to helm..or 2 x short life line, 1 always connected, and the second forwarding, relase the first, and so on (like mountain climbing) and several STRONG attachment along the boat

For sure outboard with a lifeline dragging you is the worst, it get very hard to swim (but the lifeline wouldn't have to be so long to allow you to get off board)...in the story luckly (maybe) the lifeline get broken.
Dragging a line behind you with the expectation of using it to save your life is foolish.

It won't work.

My then 23 year old STRONG son got cocky one day, so I agreed to pull him behind the boat. Less than five minutes at four knots and he gave up.

I learned this here on this forum:

TREAT THE EDGE OF YOUR DECK LIKE IT WAS A 500 FOOT CLIFF
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Dragging a line behind you with the expectation of using it to save your life is foolish.

It won't work.

My then 23 year old STRONG son got cocky one day, so I agreed to pull him behind the boat. Less than five minutes at four knots and he gave up.

I learned this here on this forum:

TREAT THE EDGE OF YOUR DECK LIKE IT WAS A 500 FOOT CLIFF

Obviously, noone said to drag a line as lifesaving...That one was just a lucky event...

I did it too, lasted 2 minutes maybe and maybe 30 second at 5.5 kts, in perfectly flat seas, 0 wind, 0 waves...

Many thanks for the red sentence, i'll take care of it
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Am I missing something here? The Garcia has a swim platform. For its length I don't see an unusual amount of freeboard. Frankly if I were considering the Garcia, freeboard would not be in the top 10 of my concerns.
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Am I missing something here? The Garcia has a swim platform. For its length I don't see an unusual amount of freeboard. Frankly if I were considering the Garcia, freeboard would not be in the top 10 of my concerns.

No, just looking for the most spacious boat in the 30-40 ft...

Sure, and if i would have the money for one i would be writing from i don't where...artic? fiji?
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