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post #12 of Old 12-31-2011 Thread Starter
bluegrassholder14
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CalebD,
A test capsize sounds like a good idea, but the Scot is not "self bailing", and if you turtle it, then it all but requires a power boat to assist in righting it and pulling it back to shore. Also, the mast is like 28' high, so I have been reluctant to risk turtling it and getting the top of the mast in the rocks below. Now-a-days, Flying Scots are required to have a 4" drain port in the transom in order to race. This is so they can drain most of the water out quickly when towing the boat back to the dock. My 1985 model did not come with this feature and it only has a standard small plug. How long would it take to bail out a 19' dinghy with a 1 gallon bucket?
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