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post #14 of Old 06-28-2007 Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by sailhog
Joel,
I pulled mine loose, but sent myself flying down the companionway with the sheet still in my hands. My ass crashed against the stove and I put a nice little gash in my knuckles. My wife was sitting in the cockpit thinking, "Oh, this is going to be nice..."
that's exactly what i was worried about... if i did break it free... that i would topple over the lifeline. I did something very dangerous in my panic which was wrapping the line around my back to get more leverage. Bad idea that could have seriously hurt myself. I knew i shouldn't do that but my adrenaline got me anyway. Of course i had a lifevest on but watching the boat sail away while getting stung by the jellies would have made bad, much much worse! Using the other winch for leverage makes sense though.

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