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Glad this wasn't me.

Police call off search for missing man.

Police call off search for missing man - ABC Sydney - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Seems they sailed out of Sydney Harbour for Broken Bay - 17nms north of Sydney. Sunday was damn near perfect conditions for motor boats. Not much wind at all but they might have picked up a puff offshore. Wife goes below for a nap and wakes off Collaroy to find hubby has left the building. Collaroy is only 6nms north of Sydney and she needs a nap ?

Its a weird one and yes I am probably not giving it the gravitas it deserves but it really seems strange. He's presumably decied to have a quick slash over the side and whoopsy doodle.

No body even now but there are plenty of rocky outcrops for a body to get wedged into off Collaroy which also happens to be a very happy hunting ground for sharks.

So kiddies, remember ... if you leave the cockpit at sea ... strap yourself in.

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Don't know the number of times that I've tried to raise the level of the tide. But I've always hung on to the rail, shroud or stancion, pending on the vessel, for safety sake. And sometimes my hand was white knuckled while hanging on.

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It's said a high percentage of drowned sailors were found with their flies open.. and yet we all still do it...

Sad for everyone..

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Insurance companies will not usually pay out if only one of a couple comes back reporting a MOB.

Not murder; fraud.

Remember the guy who disappeared in the Irish Sea (I think) and turned up in Panama afetr his wife made a few trips there.

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It's said a high percentage of drowned sailors were found with their flies open.. and yet we all still do it...

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85% of man who fall overboard have there flies open. 43.5% of statistics are made up.

I do not pee overboard. On a delivery to St Barths, the fresh water system started leaking on a boat with fresh water heads. We peed in a bottle and dumped overboard or were tethered if we went direct.

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I don't like having a slash over the side and that cos on almost every occasion that I have nearly gone over I to would have been found with flies askew.

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It's said a high percentage of drowned sailors were found with their flies open.. and yet we all still do it...

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Seems to me eventually I would put everything back. I would not want to be found in that condition.

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Seems to me eventually I would put everything back. I would not want to be found in that condition.
Note to self, check my fly to make sure it is up if I go overboard.

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Seems to me eventually I would put everything back. I would not want to be found in that condition.

.... maybe depend on how cold the water ? ..

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Was there an anchor missing as well?
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