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Re: 70' Hylas grounded, dismasted in Penobscot Bay...
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...
LOL! Purely coincidental, no doubt, that the mast appeared to have failed pretty much precisely at the point where the largest cutout in the mast section is placed... :-)
It will be interesting to see what they decide to go with for the new rig... Right now, I'd put at least even money on the possibility of a furling boom, instead...
I must say, however, that boat wears her dinghy on its davits quite nicely... :-)