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post #31 of 34 Old 12-13-2008
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You didn't mention what kind of propulsion your life raft has. What makes you think the raft will head for a near shore. If it decides to go for a distant shore you better have one of those 100 gallon rafts plus food.
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Kodad. if your hyphypothetical is like this....
Is that like a hiphiphooray-ical?
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Setting off the EPIRB when stepping up in to the liferaft is an excellent idea. If you have a Sat phone, calling the USCG might be a really good idea. BTW, don't piss off the whales... they're smarter than you and can be very, very mean...


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Cutting through the BS, you stated a crew of 3 people. As captain of the vessel your responsibility is the safety of the crew, period. Call a MAYDAY and set the EPIRB as soon as the situation unfolds.

Once the crew safety has been addressed you are free to play with the whales and monkeys all you wish.

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