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post #12 of Old 05-13-2013
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Re: Man over board

We practice this every year.

We do the life sling maneuver with a fender.

We have also practiced pulling someone out of the water. We anchor to go swimming in the northern Chessie and take turns with the sling.

For us using the boom as a fulcrum with the line over it and a ST winch on the opposite side seems to work the best in calm seas.

If its a bit choppy the spinnaker halyard is another option.

Its nice to know should we ever encounter this we have practiced so it wont be a first time trial.

Of course the best is prevention of not going overboard.


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