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post #99 of Old 10-31-2012
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Still a bit of thread drift: I agree wearing a helmet would be a good idea in an ultimate storm. And yes, a knockdown can kill you dead (I understand Wingnuts skipper and crew were probably knocked out in their capsize in the Chi/Mac race). However, if I had a short tether to a jackline in the cockpit, or was riding it out in the cabin, I'm not sure I would want to try to climb into a liferaft from a functioning boat. Keep in mind, I have absolutely no experience in anything like these conditions, so I reserve the right to change my mind completely if I find myself in such conditions.

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