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On day while on my boat I decided to dive in ....Once in the water I realized the ladder was not out. I just swan around back and climbed up the outboard ....A little stippery but I was able to get back on board fairly easily
Power-boaters sometimes talk about using the engine's tilt function as an emergency lifting tool... I wouldn't want to try it, and especially not in any kind of rough water. Standing on a wet engine foot is hard enough on land, and the potential for injury if you slip off... Props are sharp.
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I agree Jared ...I'm certianly not recomending it....That appeared to be the easiest way to get back on board.When you are solo, you do what ya gotta do ......Now I tow an inflatable, so I would go for that first
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On another topic, let us not forget that the great singlehanders circumnavigated without a harness and tether, because they felt it was more of a liability than an asset. They just made sure they knew how to move around on their boats safely: "One hand for you, and one for the boat." I'm not advocating that policy, but while you're practicing reboarding with a rope ladder, you might also want to practice duck-walking around on deck, untethered, always with a secure handhold, in whatever conditions you feel appropriate and safe.
That is probably why there are so few great singlehanders! Anyone remember Eric Taberly?

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How come nobody likes my winch idea?

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I think that it's a great idea; why didn't I think of that?

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I believe I have said this somewhere on this board before - why is it that single handers feel this urge to walk around their boat? When I have to go on deck in dodgy conditions and I'm on my own, I do it on my hand and knees. That way I'm firmly inside the guard rails and the chances of going over the side are reduced by 98%.

If you want to be the hero and look like a Barishnikov moving around your boat then be prepared to pay an exorbitant price for it.


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Not sure if it was mentioned, but if you do run jack lines in calm seas, wet them down first. Nylon stretches a lot when its wet (when the weather is bad) so install them wet. If installed dry, they'll be very loose when they do get wet (when the weather is bad).

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I have jumped off while under sail doing about 2 knots. It was very tough to get back on, I tied off on a cleat and winch to make a step. Other boaters passing by would stop to see if we needed help so I would think it's safe to say few people ever try a real person for a man over board drill.
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I agree Jared ...I'm certianly not recomending it....That appeared to be the easiest way to get back on board.When you are solo, you do what ya gotta do ......Now I tow an inflatable, so I would go for that first
Hey, I'm not disagreeing. Climbing up the outboard seems smarter than swimming to shore.
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I have jumped off while under sail doing about 2 knots. It was very tough to get back on, I tied off on a cleat and winch to make a step. Other boaters passing by would stop to see if we needed help so I would think it's safe to say few people ever try a real person for a man over board drill.
Do you think conducting a real-person MOB drill warrants a "securite" call to alert other boats that you don't actually need help?

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I believe I have said this somewhere on this board before - why is it that single handers feel this urge to walk around their boat? When I have to go on deck in dodgy conditions and I'm on my own, I do it on my hand and knees. That way I'm firmly inside the guard rails and the chances of going over the side are reduced by 98%.

If you want to be the hero and look like a Barishnikov moving around your boat then be prepared to pay an exorbitant price for it.


I hear you Omatako it makes perfect sence to me , If I was worried about what it ( anything really) looked like to others I wouldnt be alive now lol

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