I saw the post where a 48' Garlington had an incident when crossing the bar where the captain was thrown from the flybridge and later died. I thought that a lot of people (myself included) could learn from this but out of respect to the Captain who lost his life I started a new thread. I have a lot of time out on the water but a lot of it was in a much larger vessel that didn't have to worry about sinking. Do some of you old salts have advice for small boat handling in rough weather? Lessons learned the hard way? I think this kind of advice could be usefull to a lot of people. Thx.