SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   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 > General Discussion (sailing related) > what to do and what will happen
 Not a Member? 


Thread: what to do and what will happen Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
05-27-2011 11:04 PM
smallboatlover thats what i thought about the aft compartments the look like they were put there after the boat was made. so i won't capsize the boat untill i get a water proof seal on the forward cubby and the spinnaker hole idk was to do about that.
05-27-2011 06:17 PM
SlipperySkipper
Quote:
Originally Posted by CapnBilll View Post
Westmarine sells a storage locker with a hinged door, has an O-ring seal and watertight latch.

+1 these are pretty sweet!
05-27-2011 06:09 PM
MarkSF
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boasun View Post
Stay close to shore on a hot day and deliberately plunk the boat over and right it. Just be sure that there is more water under the boat than the mast is long. Rotate all of your family through this drill as the person in charge.
This way you will see what comes loose and starts to float far far away from you.
NOOOOO!

Take a look at these pics. Mistral 16 sailboat for sale You can see that the boat has a cover over the aft compartment that is missing from this boat. Now I've not had Mistral a but I am familiar with the boat it's cloned from, the Wayfarer. The Wayfarer's aft compartment is crucial for buoyancy. In fact they won't let you race unless you have had a leak test done on the aft compartment.

I also believe that the forward compartment should have covers on the inspection holes and shouldn't have a hole drilled in it for a spinnaker pole unless it's a sealed tube! Again the forward compartment is partly for buoyancy. My Wayfarer had a couple of inflated beach balls in the forward compartment as a cheap buoyancy measure.

On later Mk II Wayfarers they added some foam between the floor and the hull giving them some intrinsic bouyancy but a notorious tendency to turtle. This Mistral looks like a Mk II clone. Most Mk IIs have added sailtop bouyancy, a small inflatable bladder in the top of the sail or similar. I added this to my Mk I.

So before deliberately capsizing it I would :

Investigate the designed buoyancy measures on your boat and restore compartment covers if they are indeed necessary.
Get sailtop floatation.

Even then I would do it first in a lake with a second boat standing by to assist.
05-27-2011 03:40 PM
EJO smallboatlover get some PVC (sewer) pipe at the Do-It-Yourself store, cut it to the length you can fit all you stuff in , glue-cap one end and use a "clean-out" type screw end on the other side. You can do this with 2" to 6" diameter pipe. Much cheaper solution than "dry bags" (with the exception of garbage bags) and you can then bungy/store it in one of the forward holes or latch it to the mast. After you do that you can enjoy the sailing as it should be done in a boat like yours. Like Don1500 said you have to find the edge which is so much fun in a smaller boat/sailing dinghy.
Go out have fun stop worrying.
05-27-2011 02:11 PM
Don1500 Used to sail a Hobie cat quite a bit. If we didn't capsize or pitch poll at least twice a day we weren't going fast enough. Untill you go over it you don't know where the edge is.
05-27-2011 12:31 PM
Boasun Stay close to shore on a hot day and deliberately plunk the boat over and right it. Just be sure that there is more water under the boat than the mast is long. Rotate all of your family through this drill as the person in charge.
This way you will see what comes loose and starts to float far far away from you.
05-27-2011 12:23 PM
smallboatlover in rhode island in the skakkonet river
05-27-2011 12:14 PM
Minnewaska Where are you going to sail her? We are going to have light winds on Sat, start blowing on Sunday and starting off well then dying down on Mon. It looks like it will be a good one here.
05-27-2011 11:20 AM
smallboatlover well i want to go out this weekend there isn't any other weekend i can take it out soon so i rather get it done this weekend. i want to sail it i might be sailing it Saturday if i get every thing done to the boat that i need to.
05-27-2011 10:05 AM
LauderBoy From several years of kayaking:

Phone, keys, wallet each go into zip lock bags that then go into a good dry bag. Spare clothing, towel, etc are fine in water resistant stuff sacks. That said the clothes I bring along are synthetics that still insulate when wet.

But then again I can be a day or so from where I started so it's not like I can just quickly go home if my clothes get wet and I start to get cold, so I have to use good synthetics Spare clothes in a nylon stuff sack does pretty well staying dry. Just keep the less important/more water resistant stuff near the opening.

Zip locking the phone in a dry bag though. Dry bags fail.

Btw, when I'm talking about "dry bags" this is what I'm talking about: Advanced Elements 15 Liter Rolltop Dry Bag - SportsAuthority.com

If you spend any time at all around water they're a great investment.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

 
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


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:38 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

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.