I second the motion here. The stern is the best way to get back in
from deeper water. When I solo, I keep a life harness on, and a
coiled rope fastened to a cleat on the transom to hold on to if the
need arises. The motor is the best step that can be found usually.
A strong traveller is a help here as well for stern sheeted boats.
Had this issue on an old Herreshoff of mine, while it was not a life
threatening situation (in the harbor), it was embarrassing to say the
Plans for Birdwatcher have been unrolled, carefully measured, and
materials for the mast close by. I am sensing a breakthrough this
month as the basement is finally clear of old junk.
> LESTAT from deep water and it came delicately close to curtains for
> had I not gone around to the back of the boat and managed to
> haul myself up and over the transom using the outboard foot and
> mainsheet traveller I had installed.............
> Thanks for the pictures and continued sucess!!
> Peter Lenihan, from along the thawing shores of the mighty
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Bill" <kingw@> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Unseasonably warm weather for the past few weeks has allowed me
> > decent progress on my LM. Since late November I've been toiling
> > the bow well (aka the anchor locker). I know that
> > someone had suggested using these as foot-holds if one is tossed
> > overboard. If I were in the water, I know I could get one foot
> > the drain, but levering my body upright seems like quite a task.
> > think I'll swim for the transom.