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09-14-2007 01:52 PM
Wannafish
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Originally Posted by Valiente View Post
Another argument in favour of always wearing a PFD when solo sailing, with an option to clip on a tether when out of the cockpit.

Well, yeah...there's that too
09-13-2007 04:54 PM
whroeder
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Originally Posted by RickBowman View Post
I would have read it but when I have to give up my email address and acquire a password to a newspaper just to read an article that's when the previous key is clicked and I'm outta there.
That's when you go to bugmenot.com
09-13-2007 02:56 PM
TrueBlue Since my wife's been down in NC visiting our son for the past two weeks, I've been out sailing solo on my boat at least 8 times. Never thought of it much when she was always onboard, unless sailing offshore of course. But, one of the first things I do is put on the inflatable vest - before I even leave the slip. My tether and the dog's, gets clipped to a jackline once out of the marina.
09-13-2007 02:39 PM
Valiente Another argument in favour of always wearing a PFD when solo sailing, with an option to clip on a tether when out of the cockpit.
09-13-2007 02:31 PM
Valiente
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Originally Posted by punjabi View Post
I use the Firefox browser and I've installed a plug-in called "Bug-Me-Not" and whenever I get to a page that wants a username and password for things like newspapers, it takes care of it for me. It works about 70% of the time. Pretty cool.

Good tip...thanks!
09-13-2007 02:23 PM
Wannafish I always have my lifevest on when single handing...that way I can keep an extra beer in the pocket!
09-13-2007 02:22 PM
sodman12
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Originally Posted by Joesaila View Post
Me too...this 'happens' frequently. Just tell us what happened.
o sick thanks for sharing
09-13-2007 02:18 PM
SEMIJim This story reinforces my habit of always donning my PFD when departing and my intention to use a jack line, harness and tether whenever single-handing or in rough weather.

Jim
09-13-2007 02:14 PM
TrueBlue I have found that by floating on your back, and taking slow, shallow breaths, with the lungs always partially inflated, less effort is used by the arms and legs to maintain bouyancy. It appears that is how she survived for so long.
09-13-2007 02:07 PM
sailingdog drinking while single handing is a good way to win a Darwin award IMHO. Drinking while boating is a common cause of a lot of the accidents and a majority of the boating related fatalities.
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