Re: Sleeping underway risk
I tend to agree with Hartley here. While the chances of injury if standing, are high no doubt, I still think that in a cruising boat or even an average racer lying down you are going to be relatively safe and much more likely to suffer an injury from simply falling onto e.g. a winch handle.
There comes a point when you have to weigh up the risk v the probability. Sure its a gamble but one simply cannot cover every eventuality.
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