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Re: Emergency board ladder
I'm curious as to what scenarios folks think they might need an emergency ladder. To me, it would be for intentionally diving off the boat and forgetting to put the proper boarding ladder down. Folks have died this way (I did this once, didn't die, swam to a neighboring boat and had a beer, waiting for wife to return in dighy). Maybe for falling off the boat, while alone in the marina or while moored/anchored.
I'm thinking, if underway and you fall overboard, you either have crew who can assist, or you're alone and the boat is going to leave without you, making an emergency ladder useless.
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