On a bucking boat in bad seas and high winds,,
Too the point of having to call for assistance in the middle of an ocean,
Sit back and think about it, What would you do,
You are seriously trying to save your passengers and your boat,
You have a lot of things happening that dont happen at all, ever, any where else.
Sinking in the middle of the ocean can only be practised to a certain extent on land, or in a Marina,
You just dont know what can happen out there and the circumstances that they happen under,
Minx took 3 days before they called for help,
My Beaching happened in less than 10 minutes, From dead calm to smashed on the beach,
over 100 Boats on anchor
in the Burnett River were pulled under by their anchor
chains getting covered in grass and the weight just dragged them under, That was a flood coming down the river,
or motors are Kaput, For what ever reason,
And this can happen to the most meticulously maintained motors as well.
You have water
, so more than likely you will be beam on to the waves, More water
Your being thrown around in a washing
pumps dont work satisfactorily, or dont work at all.
You have just discovered that they are so far under size that they are useless to cover the incoming water,
Are you going to sink,
Will your vessel sink or float, Is the floatation in it enough to keep it on the surface,
Do you have sick or hysterical people on board to calm down and take care of as well.
Can I take to the life raft out here, Safely, how many people do I have to cram into it,
Bugger it, I should have read that scary thread on CF or M4U, It would have given me a few more idea's to work on, to save my vessel.
Its a little bit different than grabbing another coffee in front of your computer,
and hanging **** on any one that happens to get caught out by circumstances usually well beyond their control.
I hope you do get a boat one day and fullfill your dreams, and actually cast off and go out on the ocean,
I hope you are never in a life threatening situation with a boat, EVER,
It is not a good situation to be in,
Before you ridicule or accuse, take a walk in their shoes,