Do you have a way to get back aboard your boat if you fell overboard or like the movie, just went for a quick dip? After watching the movie ( Open Water 2: Adrift - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
) last night I am reminded I really must give it more thought. I've come to the conclusion that getting back on board my boat in anything but a calm sea could prove to be very difficult, if not almost impossible?
It's evident to me now that a swim platform is as much a safety feature as it is a convenience, unfortunately our boat does not have one
Of course I have a swim ladder on the stern, which is nicely folded up to the stern rail with a string attached and trapped between the rail and the dingy hanging from the davits, another
! (sure, when we go for a swim I lower the dingy into the water and access the ladder but? )
What an idiot right? (okay no need to really answer that)
First thing I am going to do is keep the ladder only half folded up on the stern. Second, drag a floating line behind the boat, and third ______? Would you please fill in the blank for me.
I hope that this thread may have some others consider the same thing, there is a lot of us who are out there sailing boats with no easy re-entry from water without some undoing of things I suspect? Maybe not, everyone has thought of this already am I am the only one whom hasn't got a reliable plan?
BTW, I know, wear harness/tethers right and this is a mute point...I don't think so
Watch the movie!