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Re: Sailors rescued 900 miles off shore..

Originally Posted by mad_machine View Post
well.. regarding the fastnet gale... if they had stayed with the boats.. how beaten up or even dead, would the sailors had been if they had been below decks during that aweful event?

I am not saying you are wrong.. you're not.. but I can think that pitchpoling below decks is a good way to break a lot of bones
Fershur but if it's that bad, being in a liferaft would be like a few cycles in a clothes dryer.

No matter what, it's a situation best avoided.

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.
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