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Most sailing dinghies have flotation compartments and won't sink if flipped. Smaller ones can be re-righted in the water.
Ballasted keel boats generally are not 'unsinkable', although the builders Elan or Etap does produce a line that makes the claim. A well designed keel boat should not "flip" except in extremely severe weather.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Last edited by Faster; 08-29-2010 at 03:03 PM.