SailNet Community - View Single Post - knock downs
Thread: knock downs
View Single Post
post #14 of Old 07-02-2004
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Martinique
Posts: 463
Thanks: 6
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
knock downs

I have a similar story about a Hobie 18 that went turtle. When I was living in Hong Kong, sailing a Dart 15, a buddy of mine capsized in his Hobie 18. I was on the beach and after seeing him struggle to right it for about 10 minutes, I set off with a burly partner to try to help. I circled as my partner jumped in to lend assistance. Little did we know that leaks on alone the V chine on the bottom of the hulls ((from repeatedly being dragged across coarse sand and, well, from lack of maintenance) had filled one or both hulls. It was all but impossible to right the thing. We probably spent an hour out there before we managed to get the mast to point skyward again and limp back to the beach. If it had happened in anything but warm tropical waters, we''d have been forced to abandon the boat or risk hypothermia!
sneuman is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome