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post #19 of Old 07-30-2008
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Yeah, I realise that, but Omatako says he was lying ahull when he got smashed so I was interested to know if Jordan's claim is right. (I've no reason to suppose it isn't).

If Jordan is correct, then Omatako would have sustained damage not from the weight of water dropping onto him from the breaking wave, but from falling off the wave itself. In which case, to my mind, the the best course of action in such conditions (given the searoom) would be to sling out a series drogue.
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