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Old 15-01-2014, 15:15   #61
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Re: Alfa 42 "Be Good Too" rescue 300 miles off Cape Henry

One of the big problems this time of year (Winter) with sailing south along the eastern USA far offshore is that you have to content with strong northerlies and a northern Gulf stream.


Can you say Sail into Hell
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Is it possible that they saved the cooler because it contained a dog or cat that had been on board?
You must never let your Heineken beer be left behind.
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Is it possible that they saved the cooler because it contained a dog or cat that had been on board?
Possibly. Also passports, documents and other hard to replace items belonging to the boat and crew.
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Jan 3,2014 Aeroyacht Alpha 42 sea trial
Extreme winter testing of the Alpha 42 continues as the boat has completed half of its circumnavigation of Long Island. The crew of 3 consisting of Gregor Tarjan, his partner Marc Anassis and Kenny have faced arctic gales in the North Atlantic with winds up to 35 knots and walls of 8′ seas. The boat has proven to be extremely strong and stiff. In spite of the rough conditions, the very high bridgedeck clearance of the boat assured that not one single time did a wave pound the main deck. Conditions are harsh and the crew only ventures outside the heated interior if absolutely necessary. The Alpha’s decks have been covered with ice and walking on them has become extremely hazardous. The Alpha 42 might be the only cruising catamaran which has been tested under such harsh conditions. The plan is to sail the boat via Manahattan to New Jersey were she will be handed to her owner, who will take her to warmer climates.
Sorry guys.. 8ft sea's are pussy waves.. big in sheltered coastal waters maybe... but out in the Ocean your talking that much swell with the wave on top... as to the supa dupa wave cutting design.. fine for coastal waters.. but out there I prefer something that goes up and over rather than through.. that's how you get shoved backwards and break things.. imagine diving through a 15ft breaking wave.. sudden stop then Oh Mah Gawd..
But then.. I'm a Luddite...
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Re: Alfa 42 "Be Good Too" rescue 300 miles off Cape Henry

Or maybe it was just a really nice cooler
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Re: Alfa 42 "Be Good Too" rescue 300 miles off Cape Henry

Yeah, could have been one of those Yeti coolers.
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We have seen this happen before.

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Re: Alfa 42 "Be Good Too" rescue 300 miles off Cape Henry

Spade rudders are susceptible to damages if not centered while the boat is in reverse. The support is in the front of the rudder, not the rear. Hence, the warning by manufacturers to hold the rudder straight when in reverse.

What's curious is how the breach happened that let water in. I would certainly hope the rudder post/tube is strong and 2+' above the waterline. Could the rudder folding/breaking unseat the saildrive? I would think that would take a hell of an impact.
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hey Mods - it's Alpha 42 (not Alfa)
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Thought this was butt ugly as well..
great gimmick bow but nothing new.. and short lived last century...

Do not have my books on hand at the moment...
Is it one of those messing around in Heligoland Bay? Mainz or
Cöln?
Wrong place, wrong time?
Just lika this Alpha?
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Sorry guys.. 8ft sea's are pussy waves.. big in sheltered coastal waters maybe... but out in the Ocean your talking that much swell with the wave on top... as to the supa dupa wave cutting design.. fine for coastal waters.. but out there I prefer something that goes up and over rather than through.. that's how you get shoved backwards and break things.. imagine diving through a 15ft breaking wave.. sudden stop then Oh Mah Gawd..
But then.. I'm a Luddite...
Whoosh! The sound of parody flying several feet above someone's head.
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Glad the crew is safe!
I have to agree with Boatman's assessment of visual appeal.
I think she's beautiful. I love wave piercing bows.
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Yep never would have done that to a Mono hull!! LOL
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But then.. I'm a Luddite...
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