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post #21 of Old 07-03-2008
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Years ago I leaned on a forward life line to check the anchor as the tide was really running out behind Cumberland Island. The fitting chose that moment to fail and I was suddenly in the water. Now I was going out with the tide. I managed to grab the tail pipe of the exhaust and looked up at the folded swim ladder that I could not reach. My wife was in the shower with my young daughter and could not hear my yelling. Luckily she finally responded to my pounding on the hull and I was saved from a trip out the St. Mary's inlet. Since then I trail a small line to allow the swim ladder to be deployed by someone in the water!
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