Originally Posted by Avocet
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)