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post #19 of Old 03-13-2013
barefootnavigator
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Re: EPIRB or PLB for coastal cruising

I have a quick release but no knife that is accessible . In my situation I couldn't have cut the line or I would have lost the boat, even if I had a knife I doubt I would have been able to use it, my hands and face were cut to shreds from a dirty bottom and I had substantially reduced dexterity in my hands to to the cold water. There are no words that can describe the force of the water pinning me against the boat. I'm glad I was solo because I'm sure I was screaming like a little girl while being pinned under.
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