Re: [bolger] Re: A gaff rig for Windsprint?
- My Windsprint is decked over and the flotation is in both the bow and stern
of the boat. I thought if the boat ever went over, it would float on its
side. Instead, it filled up with water then easily rolled over. It was not
hard to get it back upright and then bail it out. Out in the open water I
think I would have been in trouble.
In a message dated 10/29/01 5:00:43 AM Pacific Standard Time,
<< I wonder if the position or placement of the floatation is what did it?
Would the largest volumn of
floatation be higher in the water with the boat right side up or turned
over, once it was full of
water. I have wondered about this as I filled the huge volumns in the bow
and stern of my Lily, with
foam but I also have 300+ lbs of battery ballast. Clyde
> In a message dated 10/28/01 7:24:45 AM Pacific Standard Time,point
> phillip_lea@... writes:
> << Mike,
> Did your Windsprint turtle with the rig set, i.e., drag the yard
> and mast underwater? >>
> No, I had other problems at the dock which led to the capsize. My main
> was, despite all the flotation, it was amazing to me how the boat filled up
> with water and turned over.
> MM >>