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Old 12-21-2012, 07:25 PM   #161
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I've noticed that when going downstream, the person overboard in the water goes down the river faster than the boat. Presume this is due to the apparent wind caused by the current and the difference of the wind resistance of the person versus the boat.

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Old 12-21-2012, 07:34 PM   #162
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From which side of the boat have you observed this, inside or outside? Does it happen often?
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:47 PM   #163
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From which side of the boat have you observed this, inside or outside? Does it happen often?
On a dinghy/raft, it is always outside.

With several rafts, it seems there is at least one person going overboard every day assuming there is some good whitewater. On the first day going down the Salmon River (Idaho), the guide was bucked off the boat's stern and went overboard three times in the first half hour. We grabbed/recovered him before he was swept past the boat.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:50 PM   #164
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Do lardasses go downstream faster than skinny broads? Inquiring minds want to know.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:52 PM   #165
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Based on this thread alone...I wish the Mayans had been correct..
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:41 PM   #166
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Based upon this thread, the Mayans were correct.

Did you hear the one about the Bi Mayan priest who went to San Francisco to find a virgin to sacrifice, oops that is another thread.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:37 PM   #167
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All I can say is spend more time actually on the water and observe how the world, and your boat, really work.

Or, not: I know that doing something so radical as that is a silly concept for many, so many bad things can happen that just don't pencil out!
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:07 AM   #168
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OMG!!!!!

Sometimes this place amazes me for all the insightful knowledge of experience cruisers....then the next moment...OMG!!!!
HS and JC... I agree!!! OMG!!!!!

I'm done... no more clear info given from me!

I'm amazed at what some boaters think or believe!

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Old 12-22-2012, 11:23 AM   #169
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All I can say is spend more time actually on the water and observe how the world, and your boat, really work.

Or, not: I know that doing something so radical as that is a silly concept for many, so many bad things can happen that just don't pencil out!
It was hard for me to understand at first, but I now realize that this forum is much about Arm Chair and jewelry boating. Don't let it confuse you...join in.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:38 AM   #170
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All I can say is spend more time actually on the water and observe how the world, and your boat, really work.

Or, not: I know that doing something so radical as that is a silly concept for many, so many bad things can happen that just don't pencil out!
Do you think any of the professional mariners on here with maybe over say 30 years working on the water have a basic understanding of what you are pointing out???

And then there is always the practical side and the "pencil" side of doing things...
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:26 PM   #171
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I think I understand tides but are we making forward progress here?
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:22 PM   #172
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Forward progress is assisted if you bow is pointen in direction of da tidal current!
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:34 PM   #173
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It's been an interesting, if at time confusing thread. All I know is at cruising revs in still water we do 6.5kn. If I'm going faster than that over the ground as per the GPS, I know I'm getting a current lift, and rejoice - if slower than that I know the current is agin me, and I accept it will take longer, and I usually resist the temptation to put the hammer down, 'cause of my frugal nature....on occasions I have achieved 11+kn, surfing in front of large waves - now that is fun - and no, she never broaches. I put that down to both fuel and water tanks now being well back.
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I think there has been enough said to assume that the Mayans were correct.

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Do lardasses go downstream faster than skinny broads? Inquiring minds want to know.
Not sure, but witches float 'cause they're made of wood...
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And what ELSE floats???
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