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Old 25-09-2010, 05:21   #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.

Cheers,
Gary
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