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Re: Man overboard drill
Advantages of the heave-to method
a) It can be done easily by one person.
b) There is usually no need to adjust sails.
c) The sails are always under control. There are no flying clews or sheets.
d) The MOB is always on the same side of the vessel and kept in sight.
e) If unsuccessful, just come around again.
f) The MOB can be reached on most vessels by lying on the deck at the shrouds and grabbing them. (I retrieved a TV antenna off Cape Scott in this manner.)
g) Works exceptionally well with a life-sling.
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