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Tie her up and hide indoors! 16 94.12%
Take her out and enjoy the ride! 1 5.88%
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:13 PM
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Ha!

I voluntarily jumped out of an airplane about 85 times for sport, back when I was indestructible (i.e., 19-20 years old).

Then real life took over and I haven't made a jump for 25 years.

I still have my jumpsuit, helmet, altimeter and log book, though.
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:24 PM
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Benny and I both skydive as well as work at a DZ. ILikeRust....if you used to jump here, you've no doubt heard of Skydive the Point (would have been peninsula skydivers back then.) This is where we work and play.
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I did all my jumps up in Hazleton, PA with Guinness Book of World Records cover boy Don Kellner and the Northeast Pennsylvania Ripcords.

Of course, that was back before Don hit 10,000 jumps. He's up over 40,000 now.
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I did all my jumps up in Hazleton, PA with Guinness Book of World Records cover boy Don Kellner and the Northeast Pennsylvania Ripcords.

Of course, that was back before Don hit 10,000 jumps. He's up over 40,000 now.
We jump with Carol Clay...most time in freefall of any woman in the world, and #4 if you include men.
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I just looked up your DZ - I drive right through West Point every time I visit my boat.

And come to think of it, there was one time when I saw a couple parachutes in the air. I was wondering about that. Didn't know there was an airport out there. Must make for some very pretty rides down, with the rivers and everything there. Also makes it more important to get a good spot and make it back to the airport! Where I jumped, if you missed the airport, the worst thing you had to look out for was a bunch of big trees and a couple roads. In West Point, you could find yourself floating down (or under!) the York River...
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You've clearly never been in the air over west point. If you pull it up on google maps/earth, our landing area is huge. The airport was originally for pilot training during the war, and it was three runways built in a triangle. Only one is active any longer, but we get the space in the middle of the triangle. In the last 5 years, we've only had one skydiver go in the drink, and that was completely his fault. We have a couple of very solid outs. It's a moot point, however. The governing body of the airport is kicking us out and we have to move airports after 49 years @ WP.
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As for the rest....I think being a risk manager is truly the scary thing! I don't think I'd like living my life constantly calculating and assessing the risks of everything.
Hellion,

As a former hellion myself, I once approached life with a somewhat reckless abandon. In fact, there was a time when I might have riden out the storm just for kicks. After very nearly getting my ticket punched while killing time in Darwin's waiting room, I had an epiphany... If I wanted to see my kids grow up, I needed to remain in this earthly realm.

Everything we do involves some degree of risk. Riding out a hurricane in a small sailboat carries a higher degree of risk than I am willing to subject myself to. YMMV.
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Take her out might be the best bet depending the time of season. How many weeks of sailing do you have left before you normally haul out?
Riding it out at a dock? Maybe, but look at the dock first. How high are the pilings? If you visit at high tide, note the pilings are head high, and expect 10' of surge, that dock may not be a good choice.
Riding it out in a mooring field is NOT a good choice. Your tackle might be up to the job, but what about the other guy. You get hit by another boat and all bets are off. I lost one boat (Gloria '85). Got hit by another boat, my mooring pennant failed at the eye splice, big 'V' in my stbd bow.
Options are:
1) Haul it out.
2) Dock it somewhere safe.
3) Anchor it somewhere safe. Anchors bow and stern. Don't tell anyone about your 'hole'. DO NOT stay aboard.
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