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

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Originally Posted by poopdeckpappy View Post
So, imagine for a moment the boat in the bottom pic, sailing 6-7kts with the sails under load going from 6-7 kts to 0 kts in a heartbeat ? Yeah, I could see the rig failing.

She may have been wearing her staysail as well
I dont know Poopy. I bet there was some give when he hit (probably as he listed over). I am just guessing, but I doubt he went straight to zero like he hit a brick wall. I have no doubt he came to a stop pretty quickly though. But still, how would that compare to a hard Jibe or tack in strong winds, which that boat should take?

This is probably a Jeff or Bob question, like Jon said earlier.

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