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Old 11-29-2011
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I try to get everyone trained to get off the dinghy without it being secured by lines or crew. The trick is to get your first foot onto the boat without pushing off on the dinghy. Then transfer all your weight to that foot before lifting the one still in the dinghy. When handing gear from the dinghy to the boat we try to make the hand-to-hand transfer OVER the boat, not over the water (especially with cameras, phones, beer, dogs, etc.).
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