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Old 10-08-2012, 07:44   #16
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After seeing the video i am now really curious to know more details. As they rescued them within 4 hours of the incident the sea state and wind state should have been roughly similar to when they flipped.

There dont seem to be any swells or wind waves of any size, nor does there seem to be much wind.

They mention a big squall. How windy was the leading edge? Catabatic type wind? I didnt think cruising cats were susceptable to capsizing from gusts in moderate conditions even with what seems to be user error here?

Still awaiting more info to know what actually happened.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:46   #17
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We went from 55 knots for 30 minutes to 15 knots 60 minutes later to 5 knots 90 minutes later.
Would not put too much on the state at time of rescue.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:48   #18
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We went from 55 knots for 30 minutes to 15 knots 60 minutes later to 5 knots 90 minutes later.
Would not put too much on the state at time of rescue.
Fair enough. I reread the article again as i forgot they mention a squall but it still leaves my other questions unanswered
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:58   #19
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What sort of cat was it?
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:11   #20
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Re: EPIRB Proves Its Worth in Sudden Capsize of Catamaran

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What sort of cat was it?

A big, expensive one no doubt.
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Re: EPIRB Proves Its Worth in Sudden Capsize of Catamaran

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vidio link of rescue

Is that their own dingy that they were rescued from?

If so - way cool.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:25   #22
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Re: EPIRB Proves Its Worth in Sudden Capsize of Catamaran

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Thats it i am selling my cat, they just are way too dangerous
Since they can capsize they can't be worth much. Since they are not worth much you are welcome to give me yours.
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Old 11-08-2012, 19:34   #23
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Since they can capsize they can't be worth much. Since they are not worth much you are welcome to give me yours.
Where can i drop it off to.
I will fill it up too before.
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Re: EPIRB Proves Its Worth in Sudden Capsize of Catamaran

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See, multihulls aren't safe for real sailing.
You couldn't help yourself could you ??
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What sort of cat was it?
...an upside down cat.
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...an upside down cat.
Who makes those?
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...Maybe down-under...
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