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Old 09-24-2012
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Re: Is sleeping OK?

I've got another one for you. Lets put single handing on hold for a while. Let's say you have two people doing a big crossing. They get hit with a big storm for 3 days both are completely wrung out. They are in the middle of nowhere but expect to get near a shipping channel in 24 hours.
Should they both sack out for 8 hours so they can get on a normal watch rotation when it is needed.
Or should they continue the watch rotation and both be way less than 100% when in the channel?
Which is more dangerous?
I'm pretty sure the law is clear enough but as to which is more dangerous it is arguable that two people beyond their limits is worse than one rested person.
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