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post #9 of Old 05-13-2013
Dog Ship
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Re: Man over board

We ware are life jackets all the time and we have a lifesling too. We have many times gone over what needs to be done in the event that I fall overboard.
The end result of each discussion is that I simply cannot fall overboard.
If we are out sailing in say January and I fall overboard, I'm dead.
My wife of 115 pounds doesn't stand a chance. By the time she finishes panicing, getting the boat under control, turning it around, finding me, deploying the lifesling with the hope that I am still strong enough to put it on.
I'm still a long way from being out of the water and my wife would at this point be in hysterics.
The lifesling great idea but we concider it a last resort.

We have three rules;
No screaming.
No bleeding on the sails.
No slobbering on the charts.
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