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Re: One Last "All is Lost " thread
Going on deck to put up the storm jib when it would have been more prudent to deploy the drogue to stabilize the vessel prior to going forward in those seas also he had no jack lines. he clipped his safety line into the lifelines a proper jackline would have kept him on deck.
I would put the timeframe sometime in the last 5 years judging by the nice notebook computer on the Nav station when the vessel was first holed and the west system epoxy emergency repair kit he used to fix the hole
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I missed those two modern items.
West has been around for many years but if you saw some modern packaging that's different.
So then my back story is the guy did a similar trip 40 year before and he wanted to recreate the experience so didn't bring much new equipment. Maybe not the best decision but not unheard of.
Sort of like the Pardee's of maybe 10 years ago.
As far a drogues and jack lines and that stuff yah he could have done it better, so what is your point? None of those things directly contributed to his death.
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.