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true confessions

of rescues I haven't attempted yet. Last year I practiced an assisted rescue with my wood boat with the front compartment flooded, with a minicell bulkhead. It was managable, the boat stayed roughly parallel with the bow just at the surface. This afternoon while waiting for someone to show up I was paddling a Dagger Atlantis(I think, plastic with integral rudder), looking at the neat front hatch with bungied tether I thought, "what would happen if I popped the hatch with my paddle and let in some water?" so what else is there to do some days? Quicker than you can say "tail endo" DOWN IT WENT. golly that was a surprise, i'm up to my chest standing on the foot pegs with the stern about 3ft in the air. I'll report in the next time I try that and how I self-rescued from it. Tell you one thing I sure wouldn't want it to happen, ever.

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true confessions
Re: cleo's needle and wooden boats
Gd ex. of reason for backup floatation in hatches *NM*
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Back-up floatation?
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Re: Float Bags
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Re: Float Bags - Agreed
Re: Safety Attitudes--nothing wrong with that!