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Old 05-09-2012, 22:52   #16
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Re: Wear Your PFD When the Weather is Bad

Stuff happens really fast like that. An accidental gybe nearly took my wife's head off, the mainsheet grabbed her by the neck and flung her across the cockpit. Even around 10-15 knots, depending on the boat, there can be plenty of stress on the rig to do some serious damage.

Glad you're okay. I just pulled a harbor patrolman out of the water the other night. Another minute and the boat would have crushed him against the dock. The guy has twenty years of experience on that dock, on that type of boat. Does the job every day.

Even the best make mistakes.
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Old 06-09-2012, 00:34   #17
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Re: Wear Your PFD When the Weather is Bad

Ouch, ouch, not fun, and you don't expect so much trouble just a few miles from the harbor. I hope to sail in Corpus this winter, and will remember to respect the bay and put a high value on staying on the boat.
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