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Old 10-12-2013
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Re: What sailboats could survive a full blown hurricane at sea?

Make all the boat lists you want , but the thing that most makes a boat seaworthy is the person sailing her. There's no magic pill to get you through 30 foot seas. The best regarded blue water vessel ill managed at sea isn't worth spit . Conversely , a lessor boat skillfully handled might make a miracle .
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Re: What sailboats could survive a full blown hurricane at sea?

Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
Might have been the Caine Mutiny. The storm in that book actually happened after the battle of Leyte. The returning American fleet got caught in what was, at the time, the worst storm ever recorded (lowest barometric pressure). Several Destroyers were lost.

If I had to choose a small boat to survive a hurricane I think I would choose one of those foam filled, unsinkable Etaps.
Might have been. Will have to search around and find where that section came from. It was a really haunting description, in the middle of a raging storm, of one warship looking out ahead and coming upon one that had capsized. Really presented a vivid and disturbing scene that has stuck with me.
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
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