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Wow. So much discussion of pretty things and where to hang them.
Two earlier posts on this thread have the right idea...when somebody goes overboard, you throw ANYTHING and EVERYTHING that floats as soon as you can to mark the spot and make it more likely the MOB will find something to hang on to. Then, if you have anybody who isn't involved in watching the MOB or maneuvering the boat, send them into the saloon or lazarette to get anything else they can find to throw that might float.
And buy everyone a small battery powered hand held VHF radio to have with them all the time. The MOB can see you a lot better than you can see them, and they can guide you to their location. The biggest problems in MOB recovery are finding the MOB (keep eyes on the MOB CONTINUOUSLY), and getting the MOB something to hold onto until you get there. The rest of the problems you will encounter are solvable. Yeah, it will be hard to get the MOB aboard, but you can do it, you have all kinds of rigging equipment aboard.