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I'm curious....everyone on the boat was in full foul weather gear...and there was a guy topside in shorts and sneakers with the camera?...
Anywho, One mistake that I saw...was that they held onto the line for the horseshoe..type IV .....the MOB is not a fish..you don't reel him in...
You throw the type IV AND the line....the line floats..So the theory is that if the Horseshoe misses...the line will float by and the MOB can reel it in or swim a little way to retrieve the line...and then reel the type IV and stay afloat until the boat comes back.
The 1st mistake, of course, was unclipping..before he was safely into the companionway...which by the way was wide open..? maybe for the shift change?
2nd mistake was, the golden rule...one hand for you, one for the boat...
he was standing there with both hands free..
yeah, I know, I wasn't there...but this is pretty basic seamanship stuff...
taught in sailing 101...
So going back to the guy in shorts with a camera...this seems like they forgot where they were for a minute..in a moment of relaxation....
Last edited by Tempest; 01-15-2010 at 10:04 PM.