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Old 01-28-2012
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Originally Posted by sfchallenger View Post
Glad your convo went well. If you aren't already, do regular man-overboard drills. It's best if it isn't planned out, so maybe ask you wife to take the helm, go fiddle with something on the foredeck, 'lose' your hat or something overboard and ask your wife to keep driving while you scramble around downstairs for a boathook you've conveniently managed to misplace somewhere. The best scenario for this would be with you sailing close-hauled with plenty of sea room.

You can come clean after the fact, and then suggest that you make it a regular part of your routine, and include practice starting from all points of sail.
Sorry, but ugh! Manipulative and paternalistic. Your goal is to make her your PARTNER, not to make yourself the superior and her your student or child. If you tried this with me, you'd either be hatless or swimming for it yourself. How about doing the drills together, to understand how the boat behaves? Then each of you does it alone while the other watches silently? Oh, and use a piece of bread as the overboard item - that way there's no emotion if your retrieval is unsuccessful.
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