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Old 01-04-2014, 11:46   #1
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Dramatic MOB rescue

It takes this experienced crew 1 1/2 hours to get their crew member beach on board... And apparently he was tethered but it snapped.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?ot=Html5...tId=1.1755349#
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Takes time to depower a racing boat.. clear the sails and decks then go back and pick up someone.. especially if its upwind..
Also... time to stir it... the over reliance on lifelines is demonstrated.. makes one reliant on a maybe factor.. instead of the old 'one hand for me.. one for the boat..'
Seen folk doing stupid things leading to injuries in the belief the tether solved all...
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Takes time to depower a racing boat.. clear the sails and decks then go back and pick up someone.. especially if its upwind..
Also... time to stir it... the over reliance on lifelines is demonstrated.. makes one reliant on a maybe factor.. instead of the old 'one hand for me.. one for the boat..'
Seen folk doing stupid things leading to injuries in the belief the tether solved all...
I tether, especially when single handing.

But I agree, tethering does not make you bullet proof, just like using seatbelts still requires safe driving. When the bow is pitching up and down 12-16 feet, your in for a rodeo ride tethered or not. I try to follow the three point rule.. Two feet and one hand on the boat, if possible. Stay low. You know the rest of the drill well.
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Re: Dramatic MOB rescue

The clip I saw had some comments from him that he hit a (the?) rudder as the boat went over him, if I heard him correctly. He also wasn't sure if anybody had seen him go over. Terrifying experience.
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