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Old 09-13-2011
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Never step off a moving boat?

I started another thread regarding docking boat speed. In the thread, several references were made by other members to the rule: "Never step off a moving boat". I have to admit, when I single hand, I do it all the time. I'm a fairly athletic guy, and have never felt it was the least bit dangerous. Having said that, I'm always open to learning. Anyone have any actual stories that demonstrate that when done with discretion (slow boat speed, low feeboard, etc) the practice is dangerous? Heck....even include the examples done with reckless abandon, should be funny! Extra points for video.
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