Over Hill Sailing Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
Just getting thrown from one side of the boat to the other in a knock down could kill you, wearing a motorcycle helment during storm conditions might help.
Yes, it may seem ridiculous to some to wear a helmet on a sailboat but IMO it is a very good idea. Getting clocked by the boom, a flailing shackle, getting thrown off your feet and flung across the cabin--all these can be deadly. I keep my kayak helmet on board and use it when it's rough. If it doesn't look yachtie enough....oh well Ho Hum.
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.