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MC1 01-31-2011 10:25 AM

Storm tactics - "Handling Storms at Sea" - Hal Roth's book
 
(Re-posting from the "Forereaching" thread so as not to hijack that discussion . . . )

Has anyone read Hal's book on handling storms? Comments? . . .

By far the best analysis of storm tactics I've seen thus far (and I've studied this extensively) is Hal Roth's book, Handling Storms at Sea. He discusses at length the situations where each technique should be used and their strengths and limitations, including applicability to different types of boats and different sea conditions. Techniques discussed include heaving to, forereaching, lying ahull, running off, use of parachutes (including standard deployment vs. Pardey method), use of drogues (including series vs. others), etc. etc.. He gives numerous success/fail examples pertaining to use of these techniques.

I'd be interested in having the Sailnet experts weigh in on a discussion of Hal's book. I think that'd take the discussions on storm tactics a significant step forward and might lead to a more informed consensus.

smackdaddy 01-31-2011 11:21 AM

Just ordered it. Thanks for the recommendation MC.

smackdaddy 03-22-2011 10:50 PM

Fantastic book. Every sailor should read it and keep it on her boat...while sailing without a bra.

MC1 03-23-2011 07:03 AM

Glad to hear you liked the book Smack; . . . Will you be putting it on the agenda for your next on-the-water book review of the month (with all attendees expected to follow the proper dress code of course)?

I thought you might be interested in Roth's comparison of the Jordon Series drogue, parachute anchors deployed using the Pardey method, etc.. -His analysis seemed unbiased and experience-based to me.

LandLocked66c 03-23-2011 08:16 AM

Just ordered it!

smackdaddy 03-23-2011 08:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MC1 (Post 711976)
Glad to hear you liked the book Smack; . . . Will you be putting it on the agenda for your next on-the-water book review of the month (with all attendees expected to follow the proper dress code of course)?

I thought you might be interested in Roth's comparison of the Jordon Series drogue, parachute anchors deployed using the Pardey method, etc.. -His analysis seemed unbiased and experience-based to me.

Heh-heh. You know it pal!

And you're right. He does a great job of breaking down all the off-boat options in a clear, objective way - backing it up with several examples for each. He definitely made a believer out of me on the JSD.

blt2ski 03-23-2011 09:57 AM

OK Smack,

Just when to you need a JSD on Lake gitcheegoomee in Texas? or whatever that pond is you sail on?LOL

Anyway, may need to check out this book, even if at this time I doubt I will be offshore to need something like a JSD. Didn't Dawg say this was the way to go in another thread somewhere?

Marty

AdamLein 03-23-2011 11:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blt2ski (Post 712042)
Just when to you need a JSD on Lake gitcheegoomee in Texas? or whatever that pond is you sail on?LOL

Isn't Gitcheegoomee the original name of Lake Superior? Gordon Lightfoot seems to think so.

smackdaddy 03-23-2011 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blt2ski (Post 712042)
OK Smack,

Just when to you need a JSD on Lake gitcheegoomee in Texas? or whatever that pond is you sail on?LOL

Anyway, may need to check out this book, even if at this time I doubt I will be offshore to need something like a JSD. Didn't Dawg say this was the way to go in another thread somewhere?

Marty

As slow as I sail, I'm convinced I've already got one hung up on my keel.

Who's Dawg?

LandLocked66c 03-23-2011 01:43 PM

I'm concerned that there are only 5 secrets to heavy weather sailing! Did I order the right book? :D


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