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post #27 of Old 10-27-2013
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Re: Dinghy Capsize

I was kind of lucky, my keel was half in the hull and my friend was going to help me by pushing it the rest of the way in... I stopped him and was able to stand on it, for leverage, to right the boat.

Lucky or unlucky we were in way too deep of water to get the mast stuck.

Another thing about practicing capsizing.... it's only good for the people who practice with you. Most non-sailing people don't realize the keel is what you stand on to get the boat over, to them it seems like it would hinder in righting the boat.

"Hey, do you want to go capsize the boat and see if we can right it?"

doesn't have the same ring to it as:

"How would you like to go sailing today?"

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