Sea Sprite 23 #110 (20)
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Re: What sailboats could survive a full blown hurricane at sea?
maybe not breaking it's back.. but my father rememebers seeing the intrepid with her flightdeck even with the water... and he was on an LST. The carrier sailors joked that people on his ship should have gotten Submarine pay as they spent most of the time under the waves.
From what he tells of the story, they were taking 50 degree rolls.. LSTs are only supposed to take 40 before the capsize.
I know of the Westsail that survived the perfect storm.. and a few Alberg 37s that survived some serious weather. Two that went through the Fast Net Gale with minimal damage and one that wound up beached with only scratches from a hurricane
In the end all that matters is how fully you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things that did not belong to you -Buddha
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