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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.



(and if it's smooth enough that none of the above applies, then that's what the head's for, yeah?)
I don't think we have assumed that, just a consideration. Someone that knows the man could might be able to tell us how he relieved himself while sailing and offer insight. In reality anything could have happened. I looked at some past marine weather data and he could have been dealing with 30 knot winds and 15 foot breaking seas when he was lost. Many things could have caused him to be lost.

Agree that the discussion is good to give others ideas.
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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.
I think a lot more of them die than sailors too. It seems that most of the "Lost at sea" news stories around here are people fishing from small boats.

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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....Why is it power boaters do not seem to have this concern. ......
Most stinkpotters never the dock. The ones that do, only on calm, sunny, flat water days.

Then again, this one did and I'll bet he is never without a pfd again.

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Well, there's always the scuppers.
A good argument not to have teak sole in the cockpit.
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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.
again nobody has to listen to me or agree with me.
Hopefully not all my posts are WRONG or PATHETIC but my take on it is this:

There is not much to tend to on a powerboat...

especially slow cruisers...you basically cruise at a certain speed, mostly on autopilot at a set course(people have rammed into islands like this recently) they have a meal cause its flat riding not at an angle...life is sweet...

no sails, lines, rigging, no constant 30 degree angles that help you fall overboard either...just an anchor to release and pick up...and well of course maintaining the engine(s) they are for the most part more enclosed or higher up than most sailboats so they are drier, and the need to be tethered only happens when on long journeys....and nasty weather...

while cruising down the pacific coast of northern america, for every 10-20 sailboats or so there was one motorboater that cruised...these mostly had small little sails high up on the aft decks.. to help with the rolliness but all the ones we saw and talked to nobody ever used a tether...

these are big boats however, Im not speaking about smal fishing boats and speed boats but cruising powerboats...

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ps. they also have for the most part 2 or 3 heads to chose from to go pee or whatever! jajaja
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A good argument not to have teak sole in the cockpit.

peeing in your foulies in rough weather is like a right of passage...both my dad and grandfather said they did it to warm them up a bit...of course in rogh weather with the amount of water all over the place your half liter of pee is like a drop in the ocean....

just like when squalls hit I take the opportunity to take a fresh water shower....take advantage!
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peeing in your foulies in rough weather is like a right of passage...both my dad and grandfather said they did it to warm them up a bit.....
Can't say I've tried. However, I can't say I recall how many times I needed to pee in a wet suit, as I was unable to surface in time. Very gross, but one has to do what one has to do. Requires a serious washing after. Have to acknowledge the simultaneous relief from an overfull bladder and the warmth when on a deep dive is, well, satisfying. No, I meant gross. In a good way? I guess its just gross. Sort of.
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I thought peeing in a wetsuit was SOP.

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sorry Im not familiar with SOP what does that mean?

and yeah dives and peeing is well gross but I prefer it over swimming pools for sure!

I also found that fish tend to get nearer to you as I think the warm water attracts them...jajaja
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SOP. Standard Operating Procedure.

No one ever admits that.
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