Re: Sailing Darwin awards
The only thing I've ever heard that someone was able to do to help the boat when onboard during a major storm was to "power up on the gear" to take some strain off the ground tackle. Even then, I'd think the chance of getting some debris wrapped around your shaft would outweigh any potential benefit.
I'm with the "Prepare and get out" crowd.
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I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.