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    Re: What do offshore recreational navigators really do?
    From: Courtney Thomas
    Date: 2005 Jun 8, 08:14 -0500

    I wasn't there :-) but my perception is that Guzzwell is what saved 'em.
    On Tue, 2005-06-07 at 22:28, Peter Fogg wrote:
    >  Lu Abel commented:
    > > Would we approve if they sailed
    > > without a life raft?  Or lifejackets?  Or, these days, an EPIRB?
    > They predated much of this stuff. However, down in the Southern Ocean when
    > Beryl was on the tiller she would attach herself to the boat with a rope
    > that could have been used to tow them. It was a bit of a joke - "Whatever
    > else happens we won't lose Beryl!" She was on the tiller when the boat was
    > somersaulted over itself by one of those pesky 'rogue' waves - she saw it
    > coming but could do nothing except ensure the boat was facing directly away
    > from the wave, then remembered nothing until she found herself in the water
    > a little distance from the boat, both masts gone with part of the
    > 'doghouse', her thick rope sheared clean as if cut. Miles came up and later
    > recounted that at that moment their situation seemed so hopeless he
    > contemplated joining his wife in the water. Beryl, happily for the story,
    > was made of sterner stuff and sent Miles looking for buckets. From then on
    > they were busy.

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