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Old 25-09-2010, 04:21   #1
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Hurricane Earl / Synthetic Rigging

Hi all,
3 weeks ago I had a visit from Hurricane Earl here in the US Virgin Islands. There were approximately 40 boats put on the beach or sunk in 50-70kts of wind.

My boat Shanti was tucked away in the mangroves. For about 3 hours Shanti was pushed into some mangrove trees with the synthetic rigging chafing on the trees. Needless to say, the trees lost. It was a real torture test for the rig and the Dynex dux survived wonderfully with just a little bit of fuzz after 3 hours or so.

If you want to read more please visit my blog at The Adventures of the Bristol Channel Cutter Shanti for more complete details.

Gary Shanti's blog
"two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts will get you back on the freeway"
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