- Sep 30, 2008
That could have been me in the picture. I loaded up our little O'Day 23 with guests one day, and stepped from the dock into the cockpit, with the stern line in my hand. Unfortunately, the only place to step to was a cushion on the seat. My foot flew out from beneath me, and I landed in the water as the boat started to sail away. I used the stern line to haul myself up and over the stern (couldn't do that nowadays). I learned a hard lesson that day. Plan ahead and step carefully!View attachment 194349
Here’s the aftermath. He was a great sport about it… it was a slow-motion stretch from boat to dock that he eventually lost. I had a great view of it from the helm. I had *just* given the brief that there should be no need for athletic maneuvers. Reports are that my sister-in-law still hasn’t stopped laughing.