Over Hill Sailing Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
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I think these are both bad ideas. If I'm unconscious and the boat is taking on water, I want my crew to be able to initiate the emergency procedures in my place.
I don't think any plan that involves lying to your crew is a good one, will be effective, or will foster a good relationship between skipper and crew.
Sorry Adam. Was, of course, a joke but as the cap, you do need to make sure everyone knows what this means and that a boat is not a democracy.
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.