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Re: Ever been injured on your boat? Just happened to me.

With respect to stairs, how many go up and down the companionway stairs facing the stairs?
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Re: Ever been injured on your boat? Just happened to me.

I do, while hanging on to both sides of the cabin.
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Re: Ever been injured on your boat? Just happened to me.

Windlass, that is my biggest fear on a sailboat, ouch. I tell everyone that's around the windlass that the only tool more dangerous than a windlass is a chainsaw. And the resulting injury's are nearly the same. A windlass deserves much much respect! I sincerely hope your recovery is complete. Very sorry this happened you, darn it all.


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While single-handing across Indian Ocean about 600nm south of Sri Lanka in about 25 knots but a big swell running, I gybed the boat and as the head-sail filled the boat fell off a wave and the combination slammed me hard into the wheel - broke 2 ribs. That makes for difficult sailing especially when you're alone. I was at sea for another two weeks before I got a break.

Two years ago, I got my hand caught in an out-of-control windlass that was reeling the chain in and fed my hand into the gypsy. Little finger was severed, finger next to it badly lacerated and the remains of the severed finger was pulled off the palm which split the flesh all around the finger,

Luckily I was able to get to a good hand surgeon within 24 hours and they re-attached the severed finger. It has no feeling and nail doesn't look great but the surgeon did a brilliant job and it is actually very hard to see where the join is. But I have pictures of the severed finger to show any non-believers
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Re: Ever been injured on your boat? Just happened to me.

I am now always careful to step from the dock to the boat rather than making a hurried jump. Always landed on the boat however, one time I twisted my ankle. Thought it was no big deal and continued to leave the dock and spent several nights on the hook all the time the ankle was about twice its normal size. Hobbled around the boat and when we got back to the dock decided to go to the doctor. It was not broken, but was told that if it had broken it would heal faster than being severly sprained. Sure enough I could not put any weight on it and was on cruches for at least 6 weeks.
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Re: Ever been injured on your boat? Just happened to me.

I've lost flesh to a friend's windlass.. manual and freewheeling. Scary things, those....

On our own boat when it was relatively new to us I stepped onto the cockpit seat from the deck - the seats on this boat are much more rounded than our previous, and I got too close the edge and my foot slipped off - fell sideways and landed on top of a winch on my side just under the armpit.. pretty sure I cracked a couple of ribs. Painful for some time but was actually still able to hand bomb the anchor, surprisingly.. it was all I could to to lift a full beer for a couple of days. Different muscles, I guess.

Still manage to bleed on deck every once in a while, half the time I've no idea why/when that happened...

The worst, though, was in a rolly anchorage in Barbuda and I was making the morning pot of coffee... managed to dump the freshly filled coffee filter over my hand. Second day down there too.. massive blistering and had to keep that hand out of the water pretty much the remaining time of the trip.
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Re: Ever been injured on your boat? Just happened to me.

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I'm not a big fan of the modern trend of mounting the windlass in a locker below deck level. I find many of them can be very awkward to reach if need be, which could contribute to a potential injury, especially in the event you're attempting to apply some leverage to free a jam, or whatever...

And, I long ago came to detest deck-mounted foot switches for windlasses. I'm amazed builders/owners continue to go that route... They live in an incredibly tough environment, are often poorly designed/cheaply made, and few things on a boat are more prone to failure or malfunction (of which sticking in an 'ON' position is the most hazardous, of course)... In addition, it's very easy to forget to turn the windlass breaker off when finished, so the possibility of accidentally activating a windlass is very real... I think a FAR better solution, is to use a hand-held corded remote control run from a plug inside the boat, out through a hatch or port... I don't like the idea of a wireless remote for this application, I'd suggest a hard-wired remote, instead...

Another modern trend on the rise which I think is a very poor practice, is the operation of a windlass using a remote mounted at the helm... You always need to be WATCHING your windlass in operation, in order to be able to anticipate a jam, or whatever... Leave that sort of lazy deployment and retrieval of your anchor from the cockpit to the Sea-Ray drivers... (grin)
All great advice! We have a remote switch in the cockpit but never ever use it. Someone mans the hand held corded remote from the bow.
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With respect to stairs, how many go up and down the companionway stairs facing the stairs?
Depends on the size of the boat. If it's deep, I do face the stairs. If it's a small Folkboat or similar with crouching headroom, I don't. I mean, in that case, my head is still up on deck when my feet is firmly planted on sole.
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Re: Ever been injured on your boat? Just happened to me.

My little boat has no windlass. I've chartered two boats with electric windlass, and they scare the crap out of me. After reading this thread I realize that my fear of them is not irrational.
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Re: Ever been injured on your boat? Just happened to me.

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When I had a 27 Catalina I climbed to the cabin top to remove the ties from the main. I was so intent on doing this in a timely manner that I completely forgot I had not closed the hatch. I dropped through the hatch, fell 7 feet, hit the side of the salon bunk, broke two ribs, then motored back to the marina. My wife drove me to the emergency room, they took some X-rays, sent me home and told me to take it easy for a while. Needed some heavy medications for this one, though. The pain was pretty intense the following days.

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I did essentially the same thing, only I stepped in our hatch over the head - too small for me to go through. Just one leg went in. Caused serious bruising.
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Re: Ever been injured on your boat? Just happened to me.

Getting in or out of a dinghy can be involved with alot of accidents.
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