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Old 09-08-2012
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Re: MOB systems

"you need to have tried it out on that particular boat before you really need to use it."
Absolutely, Geoff!
With any MOB plan, you need to try it, and make sure the whole crew is familiar with it. And if anyone disagrees with it, work that through and see if they've found a flaw.

If you have a decksweeper the boom may not be high enough. And if you have a conventional boom, it still may not be high enough unless you drop the lifelines, or take the main halyard back to lift the aft end of the boom. Either way, we figured the multiple purchase of the 6:1 block would be a great advantage and the boom would be enough to get a MOB well out of the water, which is a good start.

Then again, we also have Standing Orders:

Rule #1, Stay on the Boat
Rule #2, Never walk on water in public, it tends to start religions
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