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post #56 of Old 05-06-2011
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Originally Posted by goboatingnow View Post
People who point to boats that have survived storms intact , with the crew lifted off even with deck striped of gear etc or make the " bottle in a storm" analogy simply havent experienced the inside of a boat in such conditions. Its almost impossible to prevent injury and the movement of the boat and especially a dismasted boat is so violent that sometimes it is impossible to inhabit. ( this is from a first hand account of a fastnet survivor to me)
This is a good point. I am NOT disagree with you.

If the boat survive without human intervention during the storm, then the occupant can survive there too providing he or she securing themselves properly inside the boat below deck. Perhaps wearing helmet and body protecting armor like those used by the motorcyclists.

BTW, I thought about bringing my Helmet on board when sailing solo. I wear helmet for snow boarding or motorcycling, it seems logical to wear one in sailing. But I have never seen or heard anyone doing it. I bumped my head head hard many times when below deck.

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