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Re: Missing Boat Found- No Skipper

I find it interesting non the less that the editors who are usally very safety oriented found that he was extremely well prepared...I have in many occasions sailed the bay solo and untethered however not on a racing boat flying a chute! just cruising around... if I were in that situation in a stiff breeze I would have a pocket knife on me or at the mast as well...

he could not untangle or release the chute which is what caused the "accidental" gybe and later man overboard scenario...

just some more food for thought...
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Re: Missing Boat Found- No Skipper

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Oh twaddle! Utter total twaddle!

I've single handed 15,000 nms or more including into and out of New York, down the ICW, Gibralter straits and much more andI can find the time to go below.

To say that someone can't is just plain ignorant! If people can't sail well enough to piss in the right place they should stay at their marina.

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On the previous boat it was not safe to piss from the boat, you would have to to do that from the side of the boat, from the deck and I always went down to the head but on this one it is a real pleasure to piss from the transom in complete safety and it is actually fun. No fun in going under to take a piss. I can tell you my wife is really envious of not being able to do that

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Re: Missing Boat Found- No Skipper

We've kind of assumed C-DRIVE's skipper went overboard while unzipped and relieving himself. May not be necessarily so, though the discussion is useful.

My thought is if it's rough enough that you can't get below and use the head without cracking your head open or whatever, then your self-bailing cockpit would likely seeing a steady exchange of seawater or spray, and I'm wearing foul weather gear and boots, with no other crew to gross out, so.....


(and if it's smooth enough that none of the above applies, then that's what the head's for, yeah?)
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While I don't think they are necessary for being at the helm, ........
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Why can't people use the Head down below? Was it. Built for a joke?
I wasn't insisting otherwise, just offering some ideas to those that may find them useful.

For one, I have been in conditions where I really needed to go, but going below was first going to require vomiting, so I crossed my legs and suffered. Having some option at the helm would be welcome, if not often necessary.
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Re: Missing Boat Found- No Skipper

I frequently stand braced against the stern pulpit with one arm wrapped around the backstay when I fly a private signal.

It's a very stable position and I've never had the slightest concern that I might fall overboard.
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thats your opinion..

and this isnt my penis is bigger than yours contest either but in my 24k nm sailing history I HAVE been in instances where I just cant go down...
You are wrong and pathetic.
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For one, I have been in conditions where I really needed to go, but going below was first going to require vomiting, so I crossed my legs and suffered. Having some option at the helm would be welcome, if not often necessary.
Well, there's always the scuppers.
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You are wrong and pathetic.
Hey, this isn't SA or the sewer - chill - we're only talking about taking a leak.
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You are wrong and pathetic.
Never could figure out why you come across as such an angry dude in most of your posts. You know, since you're supposedly out there "livin the dream" and all.
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Re: Missing Boat Found- No Skipper

Just a questions:
We sailors are always concerned about falling overboard. We discuss harnesses and how to pee and all. Why is it power boaters do not seem to have this concern. Ever see a power boater with a harness? I know a bunch of guys that go fishing alone and they do not seem concerned.
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