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Re: Dinghy Capsize
I'm afraid anyone would find it hard to right a dinghy with the tip of the mast stuck in the mud.
The best plan is to prevent turtling.
To prevent turtling on my Wayfarer I bought an inflatable bag that is installed in a pocket at the top of the sail. It has about 30lb of bouyancy.
I had the sailmaker make the pocket.
I've also see it suggested to build some closed-cell foam into the head of the sail, like the stuff they use on the luff of roller-furling jibs.
One of the floats they use on Hobies is yet another solution.
Bristol 31.1, San Francisco Bay
Last edited by MarkSF; 07-03-2013 at 03:50 AM.