Thursday, September 22, 2011

Geez...
I have an electric bilge  pump and carry a manual one just in case I or someone else needs it. Since my Cetus MV has a 4th hatch I cannot carry it under the deck. Since I like a clean deck, I don't want it under a bungee where it can wash away. So, I throw it on the floor of my cockpit where it waits patiently.

I was doing some rolling the other day. When I landed and tried to get out of the boat I found that the pump had cleverly wedged itself under a foot peg and over my foot. I could not get my foot free until I discovered the problem, reached into the cockpit and removed the pump with some difficulty. I know you are ahead of me and wondering what could have happened if I had had to wet exit while rolling? I wonder too and plan to find another spot for my pump.

Paddle safe...
DS

5 comments:

Alan said...

You would have used your rescue knife to cut off your leg and then sold the movie rights for a film staring James Franco.

steve said...

I used to have the pump under the front bungees and tied with a cord in case it got washed away until one day it got washed overboard and when rolling I got tangled in the cord. Now no cords, just under the bungees.

Silbs said...

I have had a fear of tethers and being tangled. That's why I don't use a paddle leash. As far as cutting off my leg: my insurance wouldn't cover it.

Anonymous said...

On my Cetus, I removed the back band and put the pump behind my seat. Over time, you will find you don't really need a back band.

Silbs said...

Actually, I do because of an old disc injury.