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Old 30 October 2007, 13:09   #11
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Firstly, you are currently not going anywhere as you are "anchored". Therefore you would need to release that "anchor" by either cutting or releasing it from your prop (without getting your feet wet!)

once released, you would either drift or be able to paddle or motor backwards. Depending on your boat, either stand at the bow and drive from infront of the console, or move as much weight in the boat to the front. A bucket filled with water could also be moved to the front as extra ballast!

Ok, prob not how you did it but will wait for the answer!
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Right or wrong: what I did....

All excellent suggestions - it's amazing how many solutions there can be to a problem! I particularly like Apherel's answer which didn't occur to me: I wanted to be away from the problem not tie up to it; but tying to it would prevent the boat from drifting once free.

Not wanting to wait two hours for the tide to rise with no tinnies in the boat and no bucket on board big enough to substitute for my usual "Who stole all the pies?" crew, I:

1. Turned on my handheld VHF (waterproof) and secured it in my jacket pocket
2. Tied my knife to my wrist with a lanyard
3. Tied a short length of the bow line around my waist with a quick release knot
4. Lowered myself over the back of the boat into the water
Fortunately the thickness of the rope meant that it had not wound in between the prop and the engine and could be unravelled without being cut. As foreseen, the boat immediately began to drift but with the short length of rope holding me to it, I could easily reach it and climb back aboard. Engine starts first time, boat powers towards the North Channel and into Parkstone Yacht Club. Walk round to car, drive home, recount adventure to family and recover boat on Sunday.

Anyone any thoughts as to whether I should have (a) removed my life jacket (hammar type) (I didn't) or (b) informed the coastguard or anyone else before going overboard (I didn't)?
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As you were by yourself and going overboard I would have thought that a Securitay call would have been appropriate but included that you would advise within 1 hour. However, good job all round.
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Old 31 October 2007, 15:37   #14
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3. Tied a short length of the bow line around my waist with a quick release knot

Anyone any thoughts as to whether I should have (a) removed my life jacket (hammar type) (I didn't) or (b) informed the coastguard or anyone else before going overboard (I didn't)?

Taking off your Lifejacket would not be advised incase the water was deeper, then you are going to have to swim or drift to something else, at least you would of been kept afloat.

Inform the coastguard - only if you were in imidiate danger, possibly if you were unable to get yourself off once you have tried.

You did what was right, you knew the depth and had made other plans. Well Done.

Q. You say you tied a short length of the "BOW LINE around your waist", Are you talking about the line ties to the front of the boat? If so was it still attached to the bow? Just thinking that if the "bow line" was still attached, then surely if the line ended under the boat when motoring it could get stuck in the prop?

(Only my thoughts, just wondered if I am confused)

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"Q. You say you tied a short length of the "BOW LINE around your waist", Are you talking about the line ties to the front of the boat? If so was it still attached to the bow? Just thinking that if the "bow line" was still attached, then surely if the line ended under the boat when motoring it could get stuck in the prop?

(Only my thoughts, just wondered if I am confused)

Thanks"

Sorry: bow line = stern line!
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