Over Hill Sailing Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
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Re: Ever been injured on your boat? Just happened to me.
Aside from the usual small cuts and bruises, and one bout with blood poisoning from being punctured by a rusty bilge nail, I have not been hurt seriously on a boat. (knocking on wood) I've had commercial fishing boats, sailboats, and various stinkpots over the course of 40+ years. Probably the scariest and potentially lethal situation occurred just a couple of years ago. While below on a moderately rough day I lost handhold and was literally thrown port to starboard in a second, barely missing the deck overhang with my head. I'm convinced that if I were 2" higher, I would have fractured my friggin skull. Made me seriously consider putting on a helmet when it's bouncy. I now keep my whitewater helmet on the boat and think it's a good idea to wear one when the going gets rough.
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.