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Old 03-02-2011, 17:10   #46
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So he actually cut loose a $1,000+ Jordan Series Drogue?
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Yeah I thought the heavy weather part was interesting. But he has been there and done that. So until I have the miles that he has I will reserve judgement.
I agree but did find it interesting that his advice runs contrary to Larry Pardey's Storm Tactics video so who's right?
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Feelsgood, while polycarbonate may be bulletproof with enough thickness (which may be comforting in pirate infested areas) this is of little value when being overwhelmed by a following sea, stiffness is what is needed along with a large bearing surface at the edges and only a shallow taper which means you need to lift them further to remove them but also means that they wont jump out if you dont have them locked in. I have seen many coastal cruisers with washboards that i can push in the middle with enough force to flex them enough to pop in, one big wave from behind would likely sink those boats even if their washboards are thick enough to be bulletproof. The good old thick teak or cored composite boards are stiff and hopefully wont. A 18mm plastic washboard or even marine plywood washboard is not as stiff as a teak board of the same thickness and a lot heavier so a poor choice imho.
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I agree but did find it interesting that his advice runs contrary to Larry Pardey's Storm Tactics video so who's right?
There is no generic right. What the Pardey's propose works well for them on their style of boat. Probably not for everyone else. For a good discussion check out Dashews storm book, Surviving the Storm. Stupid title, poorly edited but good content.
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