High winds and standing rigging - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 12-08-2009
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 25
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
2Sheets2Wind is on a distinguished road
High winds and standing rigging

The boat is on shore. Was going to leave mast up while the boat was out of the water on trailer. Upcoming weather forecast is for winds on Wednesday in the area to be steady at 25 to 30 mph. With gust approaching 60 to 65 miles per hour. I'm naive on this issue. At what wind speeds should I be concerned and giving serious thought to folding the mast down?

65 mph seemed pretty high to me. Then I realized when the sail is up and under sail at even 10 knot winds that is probably considerably more load on the mast then just the mast and winds of 65 mph.

Thank you.

Have a Great Day,
Jim
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 12-08-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Benfleet
Posts: 58
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
wookie is on a distinguished road
Make sure the Hull and Trailer are secure

Good Luck

Paul
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 12-08-2009
tommays's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,282
Thanks: 1
Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts
Rep Power: 7
tommays will become famous soon enough
A few get blown over here every year
__________________
1970 Cal 29 Sea Fever

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1981 J24 Tangent 2930
Tommays
Northport NY


If a dirty bottom slows you down what do you think it does to your boat
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 12-08-2009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Gloucester, MA
Posts: 586
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
klem is on a distinguished road
Like everything in boating, you are taking a chance. The chances of damaging your standing rigging and mast are quite low but the chance of everything tipping over is a bit higher but still low. How great of a chance really depends on your setup. If you have a boat with a deep keel(makes it taller), a large diameter mast and a skinny trailer, it might tip over. As other boaters, we can't guarantee what will happen one way or the other and I don't even dare trying to put probabilities on it.

The majority of people do not have a solid place to tie the boat off to but there are some places with large tie down points which make a big difference. Another thing that you can do if the trailer is easy to move and the wind is predicted to come from one direction is point the boat into the wind and block up the back end of the trailer.

Only you can decide how well it is insured and how risk averse you are.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 12-08-2009
14432's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 191
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
14432 is on a distinguished road
If you have a furled headsail - be sure it is furled securely - or better yet remove it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 12-08-2009
Jeff_H's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Posts: 6,670
Thanks: 5
Thanked 103 Times in 79 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about
Most boatyards and insurance companies require you to remove all sails (main from the boom and Jibs from the headstay) from the boat when they are stored out of the water with the concern being that the boat will blow over. 60-65 knots of wind is an enormous amount of wind as the load increases expedentially with speed, and the loads on a boat out of the water are greater than when in the water since they boat can't disperse the energy by accellerating or heeling.

Jeff
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 12-08-2009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: michigan
Posts: 289
Thanks: 3
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 8
cruisingdream is on a distinguished road
Depends on where the boat sits . is it sitting out on an open point or surrounded by buildings & trees to break up the wind. Mine sits behind a house across the street from a rack launch building across the river is all trees so even a windy ay is fairly calm where it sits. also surrounded by other boats (and stink pots)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 12-15-2009
BreakingWind2's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 103
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
BreakingWind2 is on a distinguished road
This is what can happen!

Last week in the high winds, north shore of Lake Ontario. Winds over 60 knots.
One reason I take the mast down.

Dave
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 12-15-2009
BreakingWind2's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 103
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
BreakingWind2 is on a distinguished road
Arrgggh! Lets try the pics again

Sorry, forgot to attach the photos.
Attached Thumbnails
High winds and standing rigging-marina.jpg   High winds and standing rigging-marina1.jpg  
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Windward performance deseely General Discussion (sailing related) 21 04-01-2012 03:42 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:40 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.