Subject: [harryproa] Re: mast bouyancy
From: "proaconstrictor" <>
Date: 2/10/2006, 4:43 PM

--- In, "Robert" <cateran1949@y...>
> -In - there are a series of
> well referenced posts on the problems of capsize after a post by
> Derek Kelsal about a multihull designer being asked to be taken off
> his boat for fear of imminent capsize.

He doesn't seem to have deployed anywhere near enough parachute with
anything like the right amount of tether line.  It sounds like some
pretty skilled seamanship was required to stabalize the boat after
the chute tore.  Even in these extreme conditions and a relatively
small boat for these days, she didn't turn over.

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