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Old 08-29-2011
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How far can I heel over? Will I tip?

My father and I just purchased a 32 foot Catalina and am feeling a bit uneasy when the wind kicks up. We are sailing off the coast of Long Beach, CA and just want to know if it's possible to tip this boat over? I have been getting the rail pretty close to the water very consistently but keep backing off for fear of tipping. I would like to go as fast and heel over as much as possible, all the time staying safe. How far is too far over? Am I even close to the limit? I have sailed 22 & 14 ft boats and this is a whole new world.

Any and all advice would be much appreciated!

Last edited by Shadbjohnson; 08-29-2011 at 02:34 PM. Reason: Grammatical error
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