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post #5 of Old 03-23-2008
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Alden68...does a good job describing your sailing situation and terms a bit but dosent quite hit on your use of terminology enough...As he said a Knock down is basicly mast in the water ( Main sail ) ..A capsize is turning turtle or 180 rotation or close to it where the keel would be in a more vertical then horizontal plane...which can be harder to self right from...Most knock downs are wind induced and most boats will recover very well from them..It is part of a sailboat design to do so...Some sailors like to push that envelope others do not..As your confidance in your boat increases so will you find yourself pushing that envelope as well...Its not a bad idea to know where that point is for your boat IMHO and there is only one way to find out...The bigger the boat the scarier it gets to experiment with though..and things can break...$$......Best to have experienced help and a safty plan if intentionally finding out..

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