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post #18 of Old 07-30-2008
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
The JSD is designed to keep the boat from being damaged by breaking waves. It allows the boat to move a bit, but doesn't hold it in place like a sea anchor does, which makes the boat a big target.
Spot on SailingDog!! If you get hit solidly by a breaking wave onto the top of your boat - think in terms of around 500 or so gallons of seawater at about 8 pounds per gallon, it's like dropping a Buick onto your cabin trunk.

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