yea . . . . some years ago, Beth and I had been advising a couple getting ready for Chile, and on our final night with them they asked for any last advise . . . . I told them 'always do the exact right best thing possible to 100% quality immediately right now when you first think it might be useful no matter how tired or sick you are, most especially when you are dog tired and barfing sick'.Before my first offshore trip as skipper I read through all the Fastnet reports and got this out of it:
The boat will take it if you can, do not EVER get off the boat unless it is a step up. Remember the guy left for dead on a boat "about to sink" who eventually came home not dead in that very boat?
Fatigue and seasickness will turn a minor problem into a disaster too, or at least you will think it is with the minimal brain function you have left.
The trick is that you need to know what that exactly right thing to do is, and how to do it exactly right. Some people have an innate skill and feeling for that, and others need to accumulate vast experience to be able to, and then there are some who just will never ever get it. Even those last can get by on sheer tenacity , if they have it in huge doses, but it will not be pretty.