Originally Posted by gs41escapade
What would be really interesting is comments from anyone who has actually had to ditch. What did you actually use, and what did you really wish you had?
my grab bag floated; it only contained 2flares, handheld vhf
, wallet, specs, muesli bar, 700ml water & medical
supplies peculiar to my disability.
every situation would be different but an epirb
in the grab bag strikes me as illogical. in my situation the epirb
was activated before i abandoned the yacht, the things are too heavy for a grab bag, you would have to open the grab bag to activate it thereby risking the thing becoming filled with water... i 'made' the grab bag minutes before i jumped. the sun was about to rise so i didnt bother with a torch and although i new a 20l container of water would float off the deck
i had a bottle of water in the bag in case. i think i reopened the bag immediately before i jumped to put a second pair of specs in it.
what did i forget? a clean piece of dry rag. truth be known i probably didnt have any dry rag at that point...