There's More Than One Way To Clear A Low Bridge - 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 > General Interest Forums > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-22-2013
JulieMor's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 853
Thanks: 47
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 3
JulieMor is on a distinguished road
There's More Than One Way To Clear A Low Bridge

I'd say he's done this before...

kellysails likes this.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 07-22-2013
Resolute_ZS's Avatar
Kayaker/Dreamer
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 114
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 2
Resolute_ZS is on a distinguished road
Re: There's More Than One Way To Clear A Low Bridge

Repost, but still a good one.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 07-22-2013
jimgo's Avatar
Asleep at the wheel
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,745
Thanks: 69
Thanked 102 Times in 100 Posts
Rep Power: 3
jimgo is on a distinguished road
Re: There's More Than One Way To Clear A Low Bridge

This has been posted here before. It's pretty impressive! Imagine the stress on the rigging.
__________________
- Jim
Home: Western Philly 'burbs
1980 Allmand 31
1975 Albacore 15


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 07-22-2013
DRFerron's Avatar
A mod and her dragon
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: SE Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,139
Thanks: 23
Thanked 88 Times in 86 Posts
Rep Power: 10
DRFerron is on a distinguished road
Re: There's More Than One Way To Clear A Low Bridge

I was told that these are pros. You can pay them to get your boat under the bridge.
__________________
Donna


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Catalina 30 TRFK

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

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

All things that are, are equally removed from being nothing. John Donne
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 07-22-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,024
Thanks: 0
Thanked 78 Times in 70 Posts
Rep Power: 4
JonEisberg will become famous soon enough
Re: There's More Than One Way To Clear A Low Bridge

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimgo View Post
This has been posted here before. It's pretty impressive! Imagine the stress on the rigging.
Nah, the boat's built to take it, since the load should be roughly equivalent to those required to induce the same angle of heel under sail... Only difference would be in that it is solely concentrated in this case on the mainmast, rather than possibly being distributed between main and mizzen under sail...

Given the weight of the bags, I would guess there could be a higher degree of compression at the base of the mast, but in theory to load on the shrouds should be no greater...

Last edited by JonEisberg; 07-22-2013 at 11:23 AM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 07-22-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,024
Thanks: 0
Thanked 78 Times in 70 Posts
Rep Power: 4
JonEisberg will become famous soon enough
Re: There's More Than One Way To Clear A Low Bridge

Quote:
Originally Posted by DRFerron View Post
I was told that these are pros. You can pay them to get your boat under the bridge.
You may be thinking of the guys at Indiantown who help boats clear the Port Mayaca RR bridge... This is definitely not them...

I believe Dave on AUSPICIOUS knew the owner, who has sadly since passed away... He was a member of the SSCA, and I believe the first time he employed this trick, was in an effort to run up the ICW from Ft Pierce to attend an SSCA Gam in Melbourne... This vid, however, appears to have been taken at the bridge in Coinjock, NC...

Quote:

I'm the guy who watched this and took the pictures. I have to say it was a very professionally executed operation. Just the captain and his wife aboard. As they approach the bridge, they release the bags from the base of the mast and execute a slight turn (to port in this example) to start the bags moving off the starboard beam.

As they get closer they ease the sheets that hold the bags to the boat. When the bags touch the water the mast height is 60'.

David is a pretty cool guy. He rigged this as Noel was approaching the eastern US. It worked so well that he figured he could go inside and visit the places he had been missing.

Must See To Believe... - Cruiser Log World Cruising & Sailing Forums
More on David Parrott, the owner of ARATINGA, here:

Remembering David Parrot 1945-2010
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 07-22-2013
grumpy old man
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 3,277
Thanks: 1
Thanked 68 Times in 64 Posts
Rep Power: 3
bobperry will become famous soon enough
Re: There's More Than One Way To Clear A Low Bridge

The load is just Rm=heeling mom.
The load at the masthead would be similar to reaching hard with a spin up but far less dynamic. I don't see a problem. Not that I would have the balls to try it.

Very handsome yacht. What is it?
miatapaul and jimgo like this.
__________________
Please visit my blog. It's fun to read.


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


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

Last edited by bobperry; 07-22-2013 at 11:43 AM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 07-22-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 539
Thanks: 29
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 9
abrahamx is on a distinguished road
Re: There's More Than One Way To Clear A Low Bridge

what a pain in the ass. this is alot easier. Little more stress on the rig though.

Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 07-22-2013
JulieMor's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 853
Thanks: 47
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 3
JulieMor is on a distinguished road
Re: There's More Than One Way To Clear A Low Bridge

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimgo View Post
This has been posted here before. It's pretty impressive! Imagine the stress on the rigging.
I hadn't seen it here.

I thought the expression on the guy at the helm said it all - been there, done that. And the way he cranked in the weights after passing under told me this whole process has had some solid engineering or a lot of trail and error or some of both.

As for the stress on the rig, his rails were just touching the surface, a position I'm sure not unusual to that boat. So I would imagine the stresses created wouldn't be that out of line with what the rig was designed to handle, just that all the pull is at the top of the mast.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 07-22-2013
blutoyz's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 564
Thanks: 10
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 2
blutoyz is on a distinguished road
Re: There's More Than One Way To Clear A Low Bridge

hardcore right there
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


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
Bay Bridge Clearances SailinJay General Discussion (sailing related) 22 10-12-2013 11:03 PM
Bridge openings irk 520 bridge commuters - Northwest Cable News NewsReader News Feeds 0 05-24-2012 09:20 PM
Wednesday night Sailboat Races to take place on Clear Lake - Ultimate Clear Lake NewsReader News Feeds 0 02-01-2012 01:00 AM
Sailboat races on Clear Lake offer landlubbers a waterfront view - Ultimate Clear Lak NewsReader News Feeds 0 08-16-2011 06:00 PM
What to do about a low bridge? hudi11 General Discussion (sailing related) 26 04-27-2010 04:17 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:41 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