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12-07-2014 10:52 AM
Re: Real Emergencies & Fixes (The YM Crash Boat)

Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Why did the Fastnet sailors abandon floating boats? Maybe this sheds a bit more light on the situation...

This is really brilliant stuff.
I enjoyed his description of the result of the test... "Not pleasant... not at all pleasant."

Oh, the mild discomfort and barely discernible sensation of caution instilled by this video....

I am, of course, being sarcastic. Great videos, and I loved the calm, understated commentary that let the videos speak for themselves.

12-07-2014 03:37 AM
Re: Real Emergencies & Fixes (The YM Crash Boat)

Very educational! (...though ressebling a bit of a hard core horror movie, for sailors I guess!)

Thank you Smack for bring these into our attention!

//Aeon (
11-16-2011 10:32 AM
LandLocked66c That explosion was no joke!
11-16-2011 09:40 AM
smackdaddy Here's a couple more. Man, this is good stuff!!

09-05-2011 09:52 PM
Originally Posted by johnnyandjebus View Post
Excellent stuff SD

Too bad the guys in the first video didn't speak Canadian english, it would have made it easier to follow along.

I thought they said "eh" like four or five times? Whaddaya want for crying out loud?!?! They're from Australia!
09-05-2011 06:54 PM
johnnyandjebus Excellent stuff SD

Too bad the guys in the first video didn't speak Canadian english, it would have made it easier to follow along.

09-05-2011 05:56 PM
hellosailor That sounds like a clever way to slow down the competition on a major race: Sneak out the night before and replace some rigging bits with substandard ones!

I wonder where they got the "nail gun" cutter though. I thought there was one on the US market using shotgun shells (a wee bit more powerful!) but hadn't been able to find anything in an explosive cutter when I was looking last year.
09-05-2011 09:32 AM
Zanshin I don't think that a Jeanneau with a RCD Category "A" will be stable upside down. For example, the Jeanneau 57 Stability curve shows a good GZ at 119 degrees and not too flat at 180 degrees - that wouldn't stay inverted unless the water were perfectly calm (a condition fortunately not particularly conducive to capsizing).
08-28-2011 06:54 PM
Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Another thing that was interesting to me was the inverted stability of that Jeanneau(?) w/o the mast! They had to keep craning it to get it to pop from the turtle. Imagine if a mast and sails were on that!

It seems even more obvious that you need wave action to right a mono - and that you might be inverted for a while if you really do go over. Freakin' scary.

I'm wondering if the setup of the sling had something to do with that. I need to go back and watch the vid again but I thought thei was mention of the sling being attached in such a way as to keep the thing turtled.

It would seem pretty surprising that the Jeanneau would not be inherently unstable when upside down. Not particularly broad in the beam and certainly no 'wings' to hold it over.
08-28-2011 10:54 AM
SantaSailor Excellent educational videos! Brings new meaning to "Missile Hazzard" if you don't secure things down.
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