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I was just thinking about this --- from a different direction

I've seen (video) or read that a lot of cruisers on the sail leave a long line out the back of the boat. With the hope that if they fell over, they could grab the line and pull themselves in. My first thought was who could pull through the wake of the boat to get to the boat, Now I wonder, after all that.. without a ladder how would they pull themselves into the boat.

That said, I am surprised more marinas don't have a ladder somewhere that you could swim to, to pull yourself out
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Just jump in some time to test your theory. My observational experience has been that if you can't get one or both feet on a bottom loop or rung or into a submerged tire you'll hang there until the light fades or someone hears your bleats.
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Hey Zee, glad you're O.K. It's a good thing Vino was around. Also good to see you moved the offending dockline.

Usually, when I fall in......... I put a foot on the bottom of the bobstay and work my way up to the sprit. It's a little tough on the bare feet but luckily I am more mountain goat than farm goat. Climbing onto the oyster and barnacle covered docks here would be tough. Swimming in this muck would be tougher.

Good of Bubba to raise the alarm, now Chico on the other hand..........
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I haven't read any of the other responses as I haven't had time - and you're all idiots anyway.

(Notice the Smiley made that all better?)[bla bla bla..] Mark
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Australian slang, derived from the word 'derelict'. Means hobo, bum, no-hoper, poorly-dressed, unkept person.
"Look at those derros on the street corner"
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On my boat, I have a swim ladder on the port side, which is held in place in the up position with a thin, plastic ribbon. There is a length of 1/4-inch rope that hangs down to the water so to deploy the ladder I merely pull the rope, the plastic ribbon tears and down it comes. I set this up when I first purchased the boat and knew I would be single-handing most of the time. Gotta be prepared for the worst.

Good luck, Zee, and you are a goddess,

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Hey Zee, glad you're O.K. It's a good thing Vino was around. Also good to see you moved the offending dockline.

Usually, when I fall in......... I put a foot on the bottom of the bobstay and work my way up to the sprit. It's a little tough on the bare feet but luckily I am more mountain goat than farm goat. Climbing onto the oyster and barnacle covered docks here would be tough. Swimming in this muck would be tougher.

Good of Bubba to raise the alarm, now Chico on the other hand..........
this water scares me into an antibiotic frenzy,, almost..is why i call it cesspool. i use extra strong liquid lavendar soap and chant long and loud that the gods of eye health listen to my whining and moaning. hahaha. just wondering which is dirtier --this marinawater or monkey mouth .. used same lavendar soap on each, so far so good. ruben diver uses paroxide in ears every time he dives.
repurposing drunk test line into a ladder of whatever length needed to be used with next infall. hoping that isnot for another 70 yrs godzihopeidontlivethatlong....line is affixed to boat, so i can hook it around cleat and secure for self extrication. when you are ready it doesnt happen.

and markj is 100 percent accurate. i enjoy his humor. yup i slapped myself hard a few times before i wrote this version, hahahahaha shutup idiots the idiot is speaking hahahahaha markj, you'd-a loved it.
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