Originally Posted by Ribochet
Do you still reckon that is right
Nope not entirely, but then Gotchi is not the RNLI. In that particular video there is nothing you could meaningfully do to the 'broken' engine(s) whilst bouncing as violently as that other than just check nothing had fallen off. You certainly wouldn't be chaning plugs or cutting rope off the prop.
Aside from that, I can't foresee him being stuck on a lee shore in conditions like that anyway, and also having two crew members available to deploy the drogue and fix the engine whilst he hangs on to the helm. I think a liferaft would be more suitable and comforting to his usual passengers