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Old 07-12-2016, 05:01 PM   #21
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Sounds as if she remained calm and furnished accurate information on her location. Sounds as if you remained calm and relayed accurate information. Too often people panic or try to do something heroic instead of something that best suits the situation. Keeping an eye on him was a very good idea. I am not sure if she had been able to get the anchor up or the jet ski running that she could have kept an eye on him. The head of a person in the water which is about the same size as a float on a crab pot can be hard to find once you take your eye off it.

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Old 07-12-2016, 05:52 PM   #22
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Good job, Doug. The water is sure clear over that reef. Was the dive boat Troy's from Dive Guana?

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Old 07-12-2016, 06:28 PM   #23
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Yes, it was Troy's boat, with Troy on it. Dive Guana was the first to answer the call, I can't imagine how they got there so quick.
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Old 07-13-2016, 03:46 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by dhays View Post
I must have missed the part about it being a sailboat. When the OP said "50' cruiser" I assumed a powerboat.

Sorry, didn't mean to mislead. I was just guessing, influenced by what we hear (or not) on radios around here...

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Old 07-13-2016, 04:32 PM   #25
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Well done Doug.

I agree that the wife did the right thing. When giving MOB instructions to passengers, that is one point I always stress. One person must maintain continuous eye contact if at all possible.

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