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Re: 70' Hylas grounded, dismasted in Penobscot Bay...

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Originally Posted by JonEisberg View Post
Well, I think it's worth noting that it was an in-mast furling rig, affording "infinite push-button reefing abilities... As Tom's pic shows, it sheared off right above the boom...

In other words, right about where that slot cut in the back of the mast section begins, and continues to the top of the rig.... :-)

I suspect the folks at GMT are not happy about this one, at all...

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Good point Jon. I suspect the inmast caused this accident. WIth the inmast, people are more prone to use their mainsails. Had he been smart, and bought a traditional slab rig, he would have been motoring instead and this accident would have been avoided.

Sorry Jon, couldn't resist...

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