Originally Posted by Erdnase
How do boats like catamarans flip N land on its back?
Anyone can think of a scenario?
There was a 380 on delivery
to the USA several years ago that broached and flipped. The captain
died because he had taken off his survival suite to get some sleep, just before the boat flipped. According to the two survivors, the seas were 40' to 50', which would mean a rogue wave
of 60' was possible.
I spent some time researching what equipment
might have saved them from broaching in those seas and the best I came up with was the Coast Guards advise. A Jordan Series Drogue
. It was invented by Mr. Jordan, in cooperation with the Coast Guard.
If you buy one, be sure to consider how you are going to deploy it and attach it to the boat. The cleats
on a 380 won't work for deploying the drogue
. The aft cleats
are obstructed by stantion rails and the transom cleats would pull out of the hull
, because they are facing aft. Cleats are designed for a lateral load, not a load pulling up.
To attach the Jordan Series Drogue to the boat, I installed bollards (superior strength) aft of the stantion rails, on each side, with a foundation tied into the aft bulkhead, gunnels and transom steps. Used fiberglass
cloth strips & epoxy
resin applied inside the engine
Pictures posted on the Yahoo Group Lagoon site under "I Dream of Jeanne". Hope I never have to use the drogue.