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Get-Home Backup For Offshore Motorboats—Part 3, The Winner

In Part 1 of this series I concluded that yes, we really do need a get-home option for an offshore motorboat, and in Part 2 I took a deep dive into the benefits and disadvantages of each option.

Now I’m going to stick my neck way, way out and pick a winner.

Not Confirmation Bias

But first, one interesting thing in all of this is that if you had asked me to pick my preferred get-home two years ago, before I put all this time and analysis into this decision, the solution that is my winner today would have been at the bottom of my list then—once again reminds me of the importance of making these decisions using research and thoughtful analysis, not gut feel or crowd “wisdom”.

Enough said. Can I have the envelope please…cue the thumping bass music…