Life lines and jack stays
I am a strong believer in the first rule of Man Over Board, ie Don't Go Over.
So I am happy to clip on if necessary, particularly if only SWMBO is on board with me.
I often wonder what would actually happen if I went over and was held up by my life line. In particular, if I go to the foredeck for some reason, I clip on to the jackstay before leaving the cockpit and make my way up the side deck.
Suppose we hit an unexpected wave, I lose my grip, trip over a sheet or whatever and fall over the guard rail. The boat is now sailing along, possibly on autopilot, with me being dragged along, and getting dunked uncontrollably.
So what should happen next? How would the crew get me back on board?
Anybody done it for real?
was BIGNICK, SkyTalk, MoodyNick in the past.