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post #21 of Old 05-21-2018
eherlihy
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Re: proof i am not a goddess

Zee,

You may not be a goddess, but you are a diety (of some sort) to many of us...

The only times that I have had students fall into the water in 5 years of teaching sailing has been at the dock. I stress this to new students. I also always have students pass their items to a crewmember that is aboard, rather than carry their backpack/water bottle/etc. aboard. This way they have two free hands and are balanced.

My boat has a swim platform and a swim ladder that I store in the UP position. I secure the ladder with a line which is simply wrapped several times around the pushpit railing BUT NOT TIED. If I were to fall in, I can simply pull on the ladder several times and the line will unwrap itself from the railing, and deploy. This is one of the reasons that I consider a swim platform a necessary safety feature, but acknowledge that many boats do not have one.

For you, I suggest that you simply leave a swim ladder attached to the side/transom of your boat while in the marina.

Glad you and Bubba are OK.


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