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Here's a way to board a tanker...for a mere $100,000 Only 30 ft lift though.

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Wow!!! 2600 views in a week!?!?!?

Thanks to everyone giving their feedback. And thanks to everyone who's reviewed the proposal doc (around 100 views to this point).

I'll stay on it!
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Nice Write-up Smack. Let us know what you hear back from Ron.
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Nice Write-up Smack. Let us know what you hear back from Ron.
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I'm getting some great input across all the forums. And pretty much everyone has acknowledged the need for some training like this.

I've sent the link to the draft to Ron T. and Gary Jobson. We'll see what pans out.
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More posting to this point on SA: Puma (dismasted & heading to Tristan de Cuhna under power) had a scary time just transferring diesel from a containership. This is a fully crewed boat racing 'round the world with a hand-picked crew of very experienced sailors.

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OK, I watched the vids at the beginning posted by the OP'er.

Something I do not understand is why so may are being lifted off of floating boats? I have crossed the Atlantic before (ok it was on a Navy ship) but I've always been told to not abandoned a boat that is floating. Sure there might be medical reasons but most of these vids show crews climbing up nets and ropes.

It kind of pisses me off to see healthy ppl calling to be removed from floating boats. Is it because they have insurance so they think what the hell I just F'ed up the rig and blew my sails to rags so why not cash in?????

Watching the boats just float away from these so called sailors is sickening.
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.......Is it because they have insurance so they think what the hell I just F'ed up the rig and blew my sails to rags so why not cash in????? ........
I don't think so, it is very hard to get insurance for an ocean crossing. People abandon boats out of terror. They believe they will die. They may be right, in some cases, even if the boat is floating.
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Videos may show boats floating as people are lifted off, but it can be hard for us to know if they're down a foot on their lines due to leaks they've been able to just barely keep ahead of. Waves also look small from a big ship's deck. Even smaller from an airplane, so conditions look "normal", not dangerous. If it's too bouncy for anyone to take a video, of course, then we don't see one A video of waves - no boat, because it sank - would not be of much interest, visually, and people's heads floating in the water without a boat wouldn't show up unless you had a really good telephoto lens with gyroscopic stabilizers to keep it focused on the victims.
So... we see pictures of people getting lifted off of floating boats.

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I was really hoping Doug would have cooled off enough to assist with this. I haven't seen anything posted from him, but then again, I saw that he was banned. Smack, did he ever contact you with any input?
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