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

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Getting in or out of a dinghy can be involved with alot of accidents.
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Re: Ever been injured on your boat? Just happened to me.

I seem to find all the sharp edges of my Flying Scot when racing.
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Re: Ever been injured on your boat? Just happened to me.

While on a BVI charter my wife got her thumb caught between a hard dinghy and the transom as a wave pushed the dinghy into her thumb, the pain was soo bad that she passed out a few minutes latter. She had to spend the rest of the charter trip walking around with her thumb up like Fonzie. She took a lot of ribbing from everyone on the charter trip. HEY Fonz
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Re: Ever been injured on your boat? Just happened to me.

I own an older Macgregor 25 with a drop down keel.... the winch never had a brake which I thought was a bad design... (but normal)... So sailing off of South beach on Savory Island when it was time to lower the keel I turned head to the wind and tied the rudder... went below and untied the winch handle... either a boat wake or a wind shift moved the bow off the wind ...boat layed over hard pulling the winch handle out of my hand...handle started to spin really fast...a whole lot of iron headed for the fiberglass bottom... I know it is going to hurt but the handle has to be stopped... four smacks to the hand and I got it under control...One of the hits tried to take the end off of my middle finger...finish lowering the keel and back up to resume sailing ...untie the rudder and ajust the sail...then dip my hand in the water and wrap with a towel...by then the cockpit looked like a murder scene...sail back to lund ...tie up...drive to Powell River and get stiches...still a little sensitive to cold...The keel winch now has a gear winch...stop turning ...the winch stops...
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Re: Ever been injured on your boat? Just happened to me.

I've drilled holes in my fingers, hand, arm and legs. Broken a finger in a electric winch. Cuts and scrapes I don't count anymore (I can literally see 8 scabs on my hands as I type this and it's only early April).
We won't even talk about strained muscles and Monday mornings and certainly not about banging heads, knees and toes on various hard things.

My wife just sprained her ankle 3 weeks ago.

Funny, never had a guest injure themselves, ever.
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Re: Ever been injured on your boat? Just happened to me.

A cockpit injury

I stepped on a cockpit cushion which slipped. I landed chest first on the binnacle, injuring a couple of ribs. This occurred at the dock.

I have banned cockpit cushions.
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Re: Ever been injured on your boat? Just happened to me.

Sailing with ONE HAND. While I thought this video was a novelty at first, I realized that it has some real practical application. It would REALLY teach you the "one hand for the ship" rule, and it would help you figure out how to better set up your boat. Clearly it would also be good for the single handers to practice in case of injury.

Newport, glad you're okay!


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

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A cockpit injury

I stepped on a cockpit cushion which slipped. I landed chest first on the binnacle, injuring a couple of ribs. This occurred at the dock.

I have banned cockpit cushions.
Good idea, I imagine cockpit cushions have contributed to a LOT of slips and falls...

Another REALLY bad idea, is the varnishing/Cetol-ing of the broad horizontal teak surfaces one sees on many cockpit coamings... Bare teak is one of the best non-skid surfaces there is, why anyone would finish a surface in such a critical location boggles the mind...


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

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That small heading adjustment combined with an unfortunate wind shift (very common on our lake) and this was the result. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vYwyUeX2Us That's not me, I am just forward of the unfortunate crew member on the rail. He is usually the foredeck guy, but we decided not to fly the chute that race for technical reasons. He was a little loopy for a bit but came out fine.
The sound of that Is sickening! Seems it was the hollow part of the boom that caught him. Glad he is O.K.!

Helmets make some sense! At least when racing. Remember when no one skiing wore one? A toque was all we thought we needed.

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

I once stepped on a sloped fiberglass deck that was soaped up while washing it. Thought that my non-skid boots would do the trick. My legs FLEW out from under me and I thought I'd ruined my back. Turned out to just be sore for a day.

By far though, the most harrowing sailing injury of my career is the carpal tunnel syndrome I have sustained while posting on SailNet in the winter. Man, sailing can be brutal!

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