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Old 09 April 2013, 13:52   #31
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How many practice a helmsman overboard and pull out the kill cord before watching crew go back and recover the victim?
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Old 09 April 2013, 14:15   #32
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How many practice a helmsman overboard and pull out the kill cord before watching crew go back and recover the victim?
I must admit I'm not one of them H, I keep meaning to teach the wife, but for various reasons I never seem to get round to it.
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Old 09 April 2013, 14:58   #33
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How many practice a helmsman overboard and pull out the kill cord before watching crew go back and recover the victim?
I tend to boat with "crew" who are hugely more qualified than I am, so I don't have to worry about them. I have done the exercise with family however, and it's well worth doing.
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I've fixed a cargo net to the aft face of the console - spare kill cord, safety knife, chiongraph pencil / phone / waterproof notebook / all stowed ready for immediate use.

We do practice MOB with Mrs T helming & children watching for "Fred" ....haven't tried it with anything like my weight - a slim 14stone to pull back into the boat....best I'd not go over!
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That's an excellent list of kit to have to hand. I'm told that using the (stopped) engine as a step or lift can work very well. You'll have a manual trim/tilt button on the engine, the theory is that you stand on the plate and use the engine to lift you. I have no idea if it works in practice but as a diver, I'd guess that in calm water it should work...

A looped rope will make a reasonable step if fixed to a grab handle.
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I have used the engine plate to get in its handy especially with twins as its near the tube as well
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I've know in thoery you can lift an MOB on the enginge.....be a bit tighr under the A-frame.

We cary a plastic boarding lader - easy to deploy over the transom, but it all depends how fit the MOB will be upon recovery!
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I've know in thoery you can lift an MOB on the enginge.....be a bit tighr under the A-frame.

We cary a plastic boarding lader - easy to deploy over the transom, but it all depends how fit the MOB will be upon recovery!
When fully clothed and wearing sailing gear it is VERY difficult hauling yourself up a flexible ladder, it tends to wobble about as soon as you try and put any pressure on it with your feet. If you have ever tried entering a life raft from the water you will know how hard it is, it surprised me.
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Peter; what year is your Yam?

My 2005 F115 would not start without the killcord key in place (and it was a real PITA to reinsert, too.) Swapped it out for a Merc kill cord, with the toggle switch.

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It's a late 2006 50....it defo went with no cord in....
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When fully clothed and wearing sailing gear it is VERY difficult hauling yourself up a flexible ladder, it tends to wobble about as soon as you try and put any pressure on it with your feet. If you have ever tried entering a life raft from the water you will know how hard it is, it surprised me.
I guess that adds to the whole theme. How many of us, (who I assume are the main driver/boat handler), have voluntarily jumped out, and then tried to get back in?

Its relatively easy when diving, but you have fins on to lift you.

I'm with Chris, I have tried this in my drysuit, no fins. Its doable but its not easy and you need to work out a way to do it.

I guess worst case scenario, if you are recovering someone, you may well need to get in to give em a push from behind , course you then will need to get yourself in as well.
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