Originally Posted by jackdale
Gary - did your wife practise any of this?
Sorry I didn't get back to this sooner, but I just got home from a music job. Yes, we practiced everything, other than me falling through the hatch, many, many times. She does just fine under ideal conditions, but conditions were obviously not ideal. When you watch the old codger you've been married to for a half-century plunge through an open hatch and slam to the deck below, the first thing that probably ran through her mind was "If the old fart killed himself, how will I get home, and where is the life insurance policies?)
I guess she just panicked, which after all these years of being married to me, that's very understandable. I hope she'll be spending lots of time on the Morgan this summer, but her deteriorating physical condition may preclude that. I told her that if she doesn't go sailing this summer I could end up with a couple of French Toast makers. She said if I did that there's a good chance she'll be collecting on that life insurance policy.