leaving the boat is asking not to be found. Stay with the boat, sit on the upturned hull and you present a much bigger target for sar units. Over the years there have been a number of incidents where one guy has stayed with the boat whilst the other swam for help. Often the guy with the boat has been rescued whilst the swimmer has been lost. A couple of years ago a training boat rolled on a course in the uk, a rib. According to the investigation afterwards the boat was difficult to right afterwards in the dock even with a crane cos of basically "stiction" between the boat and the water.
Originally Posted by timw
Indeed...safety is no joking matter
So what are you saying - did you believe your post to be serious advice