Year or two ago some Auzzie comes up to Annapolis
, experienced dude, buys a boat, heads down the bay intent on Oz. ties up over night near Norfolk. They find the boat next morning doing circles. He apparently fell overboard
leaving the dock
. Never found the body IIRC.
I sail in 50 deg water
, solo. My only option is to stay aboard. Just that simple. I do have a boarding ladder but there is no way I can get back aboard in my wet sailing clothes should I go in.
I damn near went in the drink docking
in St. John's, next to the Keg restaurant, I caught myself but screamed in the process. No one ont the open air deck
even batted an eye. Grabbed a shroud
and lifeline as I went over.
On the way home I found a broken stantion. Upon closer inspection
4 stantion had bad cracks, some just in the metal tubing, were they went through the support rings. Not bent, just cracked. I made all new stantions so that the life lines did not pass through holes, but welded in loops. Stronger.