Originally Posted by barefootnavigator
I'm not sure what your comment is based on by mine is based on nearly 30 years spent at sea, I'm 45, not as much experience as as you but I have also worked as a marine corespondent for nautical news publications since 1987 so most of everything comes across my desk. I'll check back in another 100 years when I am as experienced as you
I apologize for citing a lack of your experience. Which marine publication do you work for. Have you ever posted these thoughts in it? Why don't you do that. I would be interested in how many offshore sailors think that having a life raft and EPIRB means they are more likely to abandon in a scary situation. Maybe I am in a minority and that's the "real" reason they have them, a false sense of security.