Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Hershey, PA / Middle River MD
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If this is too far off the subject, I'll be glad to repost it in its own.
I mostly single hand. I wear a harness almost all the time when I'm out alone and stay hooked onto my jackline when not below. I know the key is to not go over to begin with. But I have wondered what I'd do if:
1. I went over and was being drug alongside, still hooked in.
2. How I'd ever get back on board.
1. If I were on the lee side, and there was much heel, there would be little free board and I could possibly grab something and pull myself back up on board. If I were on the high side, I guess I'd just release the tether at my harness and swim for?
2. If there was any kind of sea, I know how dangerous the stern can be. But if it's the only way back aboard, I think I'd rather take my chances. To enable this, I have considered installing some kind of quick release to the stern ladder so that I could lower it from the water.
Any advice for these or other strategies?