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What size mast head boyancy?
Last season i capsized my Miracle sailing dinghy.
I was wearing the self inflating yachties style life jacket, which of course inflated. I was a bit slow getting round to the dagger board and could not reach up to grab it because of the inflated jacket.
Could have been dangerous if the reseviours rescue boat had not been around.
Anyway, new more appropriate boyancy aid purchased and with a mental note to get to the dagger board quick, im still thinking of ways to stop it going turtle.
I could make a mast head boyancy bag easily.
2 Large 3litre coke bottles with the base cut off and epoxied together would be one possibility.
Or a bag of wine box bladders (I know, not v pretty, but light and strong).
But what volume of boyancy should i be going for.
My Miracle is 12 foot.
Lazers use a 9 litre bag i think.