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Re: Dinghy Capsize
AT one point someone left the drain plug out in my Capri 14.2 (hmmm)...
I agree... bring the cellphone and wallet... and ZIPLOCKS! Never let them get the upper hand! And Poseidon requires gifts from time to time.
I recall my cellphone floating and ringing inside the ziplock during that experience.
Baby bob (that's the float for the top of the mast)... google it, they can be had, and it is only marginally better than tying a milk jug to the top of the mast.
Fill the mast with foam (also sort of works).
Another option... get a float cushion, and make that step 1, swim out, place float under mast head, then your boat doesn't turtle.
LEARN to depower your sails! Allow twist off, shorten sail, and in a widgeon sail mainsail only.
Single handed sailing is an important technique to learn with your boat. The good news is if you can learn to sail this, and keep dry, you can learn to sail anything! Hang in there...
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