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I just tripped over a great little app called Man Over-board in the App Store under Navigation which I downloaded to my iPhone. I used it on San Francisco bay over the weekend. Whilst it is clearly intended for use when someone goes overboard for real, I used it for practicing MOB technique with my crew. It actually made practice fun! Wish they did an Android version as some of us do not have iPhones.
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"Tripped", eh?
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Oops! Sorry! I am English. 'Tripped over' in our language means 'stumbled upon'. Checked on the USA usage which appears to mean 'drug-fuelled'! No wonder you were surprised!
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Oops! Sorry! I am English. 'Tripped over' in our language means 'stumbled upon'. Checked on the USA usage which appears to mean 'drug-fuelled'! No wonder you were surprised!
Actually I just like the initial pun since "tripping" is how many sailors go OB in the first place! They stumble too, just before going over the side...


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Actually I just like the initial pun since "tripping" is how many sailors go OB in the first place! They stumble too, just before going over the side...


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Re: Man Overboard App makes practice fun!

Wow! I have only just joined the Forum and am beginning to understand that its a pretty fun group!
Economic circumstances entail me doing my own maintenance now and I am looking forward to getting tips and hints from other members. I sail a Sabre 32 (1985 vintage) so there is plenty to do!
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