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Most Monohulls are self-righting to some degree... Most multihulls are not... However, most multihulls have positive buoyancy, and even if inverted are in little danger of sinking, where most monohulls would be.
Plywood, preferably 1/2", should be kept aboard to cover the hatches in case of them being stove in.
Storm oil is a violation of many international treaties and not as effective as you would think. Instead of a sea anchor, I generally recommend a Jordan Series Drogue for small sailing craft.
Leaving the vessel, if it is in no danger of sinking is often the most dangerous thing to do... which is why they always recommend that you only "Step up in to a liferaft."
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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