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Old 02-02-2021, 10:32   #16
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Re: Man Overboard, new product

^^ View the video of the system I described in post 4. It took me 5 seconds to grab the line, and I was not in foulies and knew what was coming. I think 15 seconds is probably more realistic. And from the video, you can see just how far 15 seconds takes you at just 6.5 knots (which is slow for this boat--we tested up to 11 knots under full downwind sail).

At 12 seconds you see the drogue deploy, which then slows the boat to less than 2 knots at 22-25 seconds (engine still full throttle). The shock is absorbed over several seconds by the drogue moving through the water and the stretch of the climbing rope. Even so, it takes 2 more minutes to hand-over-hand to the boat.


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Old 02-02-2021, 16:53   #17
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Re: Man Overboard, new product

My approach is to always wear a good harness and have it connected to the vessel with a short lanyard so I donít fall over to begin with.
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Old 03-02-2021, 07:34   #18
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Interesting device and curious about release mechanism activation as noted earlier. Strict adherent of midline mounted jacklines & PFD/tethers at nite and in "heavy weather" to minimize MOB. It might eventually qualify as a MOB device similar to a Dan Buoy for participation in off shore events, but would need visual aids (pole/light) added at a minimum.
Thanks for the video and cant imagine doing that successfully in any sort of weather without help from other crew.
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Old 03-02-2021, 07:43   #19
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Found this, I have no affiliation or financial interest but looking at it may be the answer to me single handing all the time. May help keeping the admiral a little less stressed.
I was hoping it was going to be an automatic tractor beam of transporter
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Love the name, but shouldnt the "Hand of Neptune" be pulling you under???
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