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Old 22 March 2012, 15:09   #11
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Now if you could fix one of these pre-built to go overboard with you you would have no probs catching up with yer boat

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Old 22 March 2012, 15:28   #12
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I don't know anyone who's survived being "thrown-free" from a car. And making yourself a human sea-achor doesn't seem like a good idea to me. I would shorten up your kill cord and then use a barely longer harness strap. At least this is how sailors use their jacklines, the strap is meant to hold you on the boat in the firstplace, not tow you through the water after the fact.
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Even on a sailboat you'll drown if no one stops the boat.
I would think twice and twice more before I tied myself to a powerboat.
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Old 22 March 2012, 18:39   #15
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I managed to get completely separated from a jetski in Southampton water in February and it wasn't a windy day.
I fell off at very low speed as well but the drysuit made it impossible to swim fast enough to catch up.

I'm glad we had the old sib with us at the time as a safety boat.
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Old 23 March 2012, 17:41   #17
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Hi just reading this thread, not something i have any expirence off, but with a long safety line, (to stop any trips etc, )could line not be put into a small bag like climbers use to stop tangles on unused rope and comes out as needed ?

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I do alot of RIBing on my own and going overboard is a senario that I have thought quite a bit about. Also remembering that this would also happen in the event of a serious fire.

My solution is:
I always wear a drysuit and helmet for thermal protection.
On my lifejacket, which has built in buoyancy, I always have a VHF radio and a PLB attached.
I always leave information on shore with a definite return time - after which the Coastguard is to be informed if I do not make contact
+ 1 or take a crew member !

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Hi just reading this thread, not something i have any expirence off, but with a long safety line, (to stop any trips etc, )could line not be put into a small bag like climbers use to stop tangles on unused rope and comes out as needed ?

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If you really want to stay attached then mount a detachable bagged throw line to the console and give yourself a meter of the free end with a carabiner onto the waist "D" of your lifejacket. The velcro closure on the bag will stop it unfurling unnecessarily.
That way when on board your lifeline is contained and detachable, you'll have an unfurling safety line when clear of your vessel which you can unclip quickly should you need to but also doubles as a throw line when on board, which you should have anyway.
IMHO if you have it onboard fixed to the vessel, then you should fix yourself to it anyway if you're solo. As long as you can detach without tools (carabiner).
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Oh yes and tie a knot two feet away from the carabiner so that you have something to grab onto to give you slack if you need to release yourself in case you get dragged the wrong way up.
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