NY Times article by Paul Tough on the survival of John Aldridge when lost overboard

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  1. Corley
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    I thought I'd take a quick look and ended up reading the entire article. Even though I don't make a living on a boat I do tend to go out alone quite often even if I don't go very far.

    This story makes you think.....thank you for posting it Corley.
     
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    And an article on Gcaptain that I believe raises some valid points. I have to agree that many fisherman do not seem to be well educated in or choose to ignore boat safety. When you head offshore in a yacht it's drummed into us or use tethers, lifejackets and carry a PLB it seems to be something that is not taken up by the people who are often most at risk.

    http://gcaptain.com/trying-very-hard-to-die/
     
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