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Old 04-06-2013, 02:45 PM   #35
psneeld
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If you guys wanna be safe in real sea...crawl on your hands and knees and use tethers...everything else is dangerous and just a whim of real safety.

If you think you are gonna grab a handrail, lifeline or grabrail 100% of the time when you need to....good luck...rescue guys love that attitude.

Sure...put them all over the place...but in the long run...it's all about sea sense and survival instincts.

At the dock or in millpond conditions...almost anything works fine except for those with bad balance....

Come to think of it...99 percent of the people I know that have gone in the water either went in from the dock or getting on or off a boat...so handrails and grabrails didn't help there either.
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