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post #11 of Old 02-01-2013
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Re: Multi-hull capsize anti turtling device (mast float)

denverdOn : yeah it was in the pacific in rolling seas. The owner had experience but his crew did not, and orchestrating the routine was impossible, the crew started to get agitated and cold, so they flagged down a nearby boat to radio for help.

I think that it takes patience and timing the swells to help you because of the slow motion between the sail and water that gets the boat righted. Glad you guys performed the routine so well!

Cats are so much fun, I sold mine to a guy who shipped it to his beach-front home in Hawaii - I just might consider his offer and fly out there to get back on the thing for a couple days. (I wish)

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