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David Babsky
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Thank you, Vic: that’s the most sensible method I’ve ever read: tie the rope to YOURSELF, then untie it from yourself and tie it onto the casualty. But I’ve also read elsewhere Stephen’s caution about not lifting a person vertically, and preferably wrapping them in a small sail (storm jib) and ROLLING them up the side of the boat horizontally.
Silke did slip and fell astride a mooring line last summer, and she seemed like a deadweight to lift up and onto a pontoon: it took two people, at least, to lift her, so we’ve been thinking about this problem since then.
(I’ve done MOB manoeuvres with a bucket in the water to simulate a MOB, but – of course – lifting a bucket out of the water and back on board is rather simpler than lifting an adult person.)