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4284Re: [Weta-Trimarans] Re: Oars

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  • Mark Iverson
    Jan 4, 2013
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      Reef? Custom sails? Please Elaborate!

      Mark Iverson

      On Jan 4, 2013, at 12:55 PM, "yottieguy" <pewit@...> wrote:

      > The problem on the Everglades Challenge (EC) is usually too little wind on the route inside the shoreline using the Intercoastal Waterway (hence the oars) or too much wind without any warning on the Gulf side.
      > I don't think a Weta has actually finished the race yet - the one pictured got hit by a storm on day 2 and overturned in shallow water so that the mast dug into the mud and had to be disconnected from the hull - then the mast was broken on retrieval by a power boat.
      > This begs the question - would you be better off having a masthead float to prevent the boat overturning in shallow water? (most of the EC route is shallow) but that risks that the boat would be blown away from you unless you're tied on.
      > Of course if you don't go over you won't have any problem! But that requires you to recognise the squalls early and reef before they hit. This when you haven't had much sleep, you're cold and wet and its dark.
      > --- In Weta-Trimarans@yahoogroups.com, Jonathan Weston wrote:
      > >
      > > That's cool stuff. I hope there is wind so that the Weta kicks ass. JW
      > > never pokes fun, just gators.
      > >
      > > On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 2:49 PM, Bruce Fleming wrote:
      > >

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