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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.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Last edited by Faster; 04-12-2013 at 02:31 PM.