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Re: MOB Recovery in gale conditions
I've been planning to add crotch straps to my auto-inflate pfd's. It makes total sense to me that keeping the pfd as low as possible will keep your head higher above water.
In the protected water's where we sail, you could safely remain in the water more or less indefintely as long as you stay on top of it.
Our boat is equipped with a lifesling and we have the 3-1 lift to aid in bringing an incapacited MOB back on board but we've never practiced using it. I plan to have a practice go with it this season so at least my wife and I are familiar enough to talk the crew through set-up and recovery.
s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36
Last edited by PalmettoSailor; 02-18-2013 at 06:16 PM.