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Old 08-27-2012
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Re: Kid overboad plan

I sail with my wife and three year old son. So, the plan would be for the 3 year old, or any guest kids on board.

Currently, our plan is, we both keep our PFD's within reach, wife would put hers on, I'd round into the wind, and she'd get into the water and swim to the boy. Assuming he didn't get hurt going over, then he'd be fine in the water, just pretty freaked out by it I'm sure.

One thing I'm pondering is, once wife is in the water with the boy, there's no real sense of urgency, so whether to take the time to drop the sails and start the motor for a smoother pick up.
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