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Old 04-04-2007, 17:31   #16
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We were racing a Schionning cat a few years back in New Cal and hit a reef with the dagger board. It was designed with the bottom 4 ft being foam/carbon with a weak point so it broke off in a impact. It worked just fine but was an expensive repair having to fly the board back to NZ to repair and then back to New Cal. I thought this was a very good idea and removed the chance of ripping the dagger board case out of the boat.

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Old 04-04-2007, 21:41   #17
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Floating logs after the Tsunami

We were glad that we had collision bulheads in our catamaran when we encountered floating debris in the Indian Ocean after the global tsunami. There were giant logs up to 100 feet long floating out there, and if you hit them while sailing at night, you better be in a metal boat or at least a boat with a collision bulkhead. We heaved to at night when we were among the giant debris, although many other yachts sailed over logs at night. You can read about what it's like to sail through that type of debris at the following URL: DEBRIOSAURUS* REX* THE TREE THAT WANTED TO EAT MY BOAT* Once upon a time there was a tree that wanted to eat my boat
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Dave & Donna have an extraordinary website chronicling their circumnavigation aboard “Exit Only”, and much more. I highly recommend dropping in on them at:
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Old 06-04-2011, 15:07   #19
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Re: Yacht Moquini disaster

DeepFrz,

Thanks for posting the link to the report, however as a NEW Member I haven't been able to read it. Each time I tried to read the report it kept throwing me out. ) Do you by any chance know where I could read a copy of that report?

I knew 3 of the crew on board having delivered the 1st commercial Fast42 to the UK for the importer. It was with these guys from the yard that we unloaded it from the ship in Rotterdam to sail it down to the Solent to be displayed at the Southampton boat show a few weeks later. It was during that show that Moquini went missing and all soles lost. It hit me hard as I had also lost a friend on another Simmons-foogd yacht, a Max Fun35 not long before. (Also through Keel failure!)

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Lee.

See
The Moquini Mystery ~ By Richard Crockett
http://www.sail.ie/files/moquini.Pdf
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Re: Yacht Moquini disaster

If you search on "Moquini disaster" you will find references to both the search and conclusions made after the yacht was found and returned to SA. There may even be a link to an official accident report that I seem to remember reading. Of course this thread is 5 years old so memory of events is pretty hazy.

This seems to be what I was thinking of
http://www.sail-world.com/Canada/ind...=0&tickerCID=0
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