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.