Originally Posted by billdix
I also trail a 100ft polypropylene line behind boat w/ a bowline tied off at end. Just in case I do fall off I can grab hold of line and hopefully drag myself back to boat.
Dream on... :-)
As Capt vimes attests, unless you go over when hove-to, or fore-reaching at under 2 knots, hauling yourself back aboard while under sail or power isn't gonna happen...
It's just SO
much simpler to focus on not falling off the boat to begin with... :-)