Thanks for clearing that up, Christian. It must be easier to get into the raft with that 275 than it is with the 170, NOT. I am not sure I could get off my back in an inflated 275. Let alone be able to help anyone else into the raft, and then getting myself in the life raft. No, I haven't done it with a 275, only with the 170. After pushing a few large bodies up a raft ladder as others in the raft were pulling, I was physically drained. It used up a significant portion of my energy reserves getting everyone else into the raft. Part of that is my age, and part was helping others. It had to be done, there was no one else to help, so I did it. This was a training session in the pool at the Citadel, so no waves, no wind, and no real danger. I had to let about 30% of the air out of the 170 so I could move enough to help others. As for myself, I will stick with the tried and true, old school 170. If the 275 was better for a 200lb sailor the attornies would make us sign off when we buy their underperforming 170 vests. If there is any statistical data that says the 275 is safer, I would love to read it. Or maybe its just unfounded claims from a test group of one. One Christian, floating higher. Higher must be safer, right? Go ahead and float higher, it's your call, your opinion, your dime. I hope the next time you want to rip a new one for someone that you try and find something worth rising from the slimy depths to chew on them. Chew on someone your own size, twinkle toes. I am a newbie: However, I am no longer virgin. I have you to thank for that. You could have at least bought me dinner before fucking me.
I am looking for one sailor for the Bermuda 1-2 in June 2019. The Bermuda 1-2 is a singlehand race to Bermuda and doublehand back to Newport. I need I sailor for the return race. How are you on the foredeck? Ace on a retractable sprit with a sock. Roller furling with 140% and a removable Salient stay for Solent sail and storm jib. Triple reef main, slab reefing from the mast. Kind of Shut the fuck up,,,,And then,,,,Hay, you want to race back from Bermuda with me?