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Rather new sailor here, so pardon my ignorance, but why did you have the genny up at all? Shouldn't you have used some rag like a storm jib instead?
I put up the genny because I lost my engine. I didn't know at the time half my rudder was gone that's when I deployed the anchor.also I sail my other boat with just a genny all the time with no problems.
I just dump the wind when it over powers my boat it's how I sail single handed and two sails sometimes are to much for me to handle alone.i don't have a cockpit rigged system.
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The only thing I can say is 2 summers ago I was in Maine in a little squall and a Mac near by got knocked down. It didn't right it self and its center board was down. I stood station got their crew on board and waited for sea tow to right them.
I have had the misfortune to be close by a water spout and can tell you there is no way to sail away from it. Like a tornado it is a tremendous low and sucks everything toward it. You don't get away from it, it gets away from you, in your "conditions" with the proximity you claim you were it would have sucked you in and destroyed your boat. Well, that is if you didn't get the Mac with the anti physics button.
So thats why I say just from personal experience and basic physics not to mention an inability to spell your own boat brands name (that was no typo) I have doubt.
sorry.

Picture is the start of the spout as it started up over Tortola.
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I can send you pictures of my boat if you want.I can hold up a news paper if it's bothering you,yank.
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Dunno what the text on the pic means, but, yeah, sure I try to help people. No questions asked. No judgements on why you need help. No payment required.
Glad to see the CG help this guy.
Not a jab at you, Mark, and sorry if you took it that way, so I've deleted the post.

I found it hard to believe the guy was serious - anyone who can't spell the name of a boat he has supposedly owned for 15 years, claims not to know that a centerboard helps pointing ability, and doesn't know how to turn the WX dial on his VHF to get the weather or the name of the channel he was near, then blows up when his credibility gets questioned, slings insults and makes imbecilic comments, further reducing his credibility. There've been a number of trolling posts on sailnet recently and this certainly seemed like another. I for one should be out working on my boat but it's been cold and rainy and idle hands do the devil's work, as they say.
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Okay sorry I got caught up in what a silly fake story it is. You all are saying this and that and how he is trying to help bla bla bla.
Again sorry you see a wind like that to me is a very sailable wind matter of fact I consider it fun. This guy did noting right when he went out and gave no useful information to help anybody.
So if you find yourself in a condition that is over powering you or in a squall, just sit it out. Squalls rarely last more than an hour you can survive easily without wrecking everything.Ever hear if all else fails "let it out" when in doubt "let it out"? Just let go of the sheets everything will just flap like a flag yes it will be rough for a few, the boat will point to the wind and it will pass, sit in the middle of the boat all will be fine.
Thats just if you don't know anything but me if things get out of hand and they do I heave to. Just tac the boat but don't release the sheet let the jib/genny backwind and leave the helm over, the boat will stop maybe move to leeward a bit and go below and make a sandwich and take a break. You won't get knocked down it kind of points into the waves all will be fine.
Practice storm tactics even on small center board boats take the mystery out of it learn what to do in all conditions just don't wait too react to the conditions!
Don't try to tether yourself to the bottom either, don't go to the bow of the boat that is unless you yourself want to go to the bottom.
Honestly I don't care whether this boy's story is true or how many boats he has, how long he's been boating the bottom line is from the moment he left the dock he did nothing correct and his demeanor lends me to think he didn't learn anything from it either.

And these are my final words on this matter .
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