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This story reinforces my habit of always donning my PFD when departing and my intention to use a jack line, harness and tether whenever single-handing or in rough weather.

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Me too...this 'happens' frequently. Just tell us what happened.
o sick thanks for sharing
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I always have my lifevest on when single handing...that way I can keep an extra beer in the pocket!
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I use the Firefox browser and I've installed a plug-in called "Bug-Me-Not" and whenever I get to a page that wants a username and password for things like newspapers, it takes care of it for me. It works about 70% of the time. Pretty cool.

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Another argument in favour of always wearing a PFD when solo sailing, with an option to clip on a tether when out of the cockpit.
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Since my wife's been down in NC visiting our son for the past two weeks, I've been out sailing solo on my boat at least 8 times. Never thought of it much when she was always onboard, unless sailing offshore of course. But, one of the first things I do is put on the inflatable vest - before I even leave the slip. My tether and the dog's, gets clipped to a jackline once out of the marina.
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I would have read it but when I have to give up my email address and acquire a password to a newspaper just to read an article that's when the previous key is clicked and I'm outta there.
That's when you go to bugmenot.com
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Another argument in favour of always wearing a PFD when solo sailing, with an option to clip on a tether when out of the cockpit.

Well, yeah...there's that too
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