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Originally Posted by CDRA
A rigid attached boarding ladder with at least 3 rungs below the water line makes getting your manoverboard on board easier.
You're assuming that the MOB will be able to assist in re-boarding, which is often not the case. Even a short immersion in cooler waters (<70˚) can lead to almost complete incapacitation on the part of the MOB.

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