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Old 23-11-2007, 17:38   #16
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Turn around and power into it til it passes or have a drouge off the bow. The pointy end takes the seas better. That pretty toush is getting thrown every where. The real questions I have is "Is down wind the course" " Who took the video" If another boat is that close in those conditions it could be trouble.
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Old 23-11-2007, 18:38   #17
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Looks like they could benefit from a drogue. I don't see enough spindrift to indicate 64 kts of wind. Maybe the video was shot during a period of calmer conditions.

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I agree. I vote for a drogue and a smaller storm jib.
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Old 24-11-2007, 08:28   #18
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I love all you Arm Chair Admirals!
· You don’t know the condition of the boat or what is happening on board with the crew.
· You don’t know if perhaps he is only a few miles from his destination and he is running slow (for various reasons)
· While it certainly is not 65 knots during the video, perhaps this is just the aftermath tidal slop and he doesn’t want to risk his boom in confused seas, if everybody is very tired.
· His beautiful Hull is handling the seas beautifully.

Been there, done that…. In the real world, it is not a race!
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Old 24-11-2007, 11:37   #19
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The mizzen mast has a broken spreader, but the question remains: Who shot the video?

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Old 24-11-2007, 11:49   #20
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Here's the guy

http://www.youtube.com/user/astone63

But you have to subscribe to see the rest of his. He's in Germany.
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Old 24-11-2007, 15:13   #21
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It looks like a fun day on Long Island Sound.

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Old 25-11-2007, 20:10   #22
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I'm with Pelagic. I wouldn't second guess what's going on here without some background. She's definitely suffered some damage. And if the crew is small the last thing I'd want to be doing is wandering around the foredeck, clipped on or not. I'll bet below decks is no fun either.

I also agree with everyone else. Figuring out a way to get some more steerage at this point might be a good idea. Must be a bitch wrestling the helm.

Doesn't look like a fun ride.
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Old 25-11-2007, 20:18   #23
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Who shot the video?

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The one that put the camera down so they did not run them down after that last slew to port?
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MOMMY!!!...I could not see a Helms"person" onboard and wondered if someone was trying to let an auto pilot steer it while they were changing their shorts below. I see they are just trying to let the wind pull her straight down but they are all over the place. Not sure if more sail would help as much as focusing on keeping her a little more steady. While 64 knot winds may have produced those seas, it looked more like 40 knots at that point.
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I love all you Arm Chair Admirals!
· You don’t know the condition of the boat or what is happening on board with the crew.
· You don’t know if perhaps he is only a few miles from his destination and he is running slow (for various reasons)
· While it certainly is not 65 knots during the video, perhaps this is just the aftermath tidal slop and he doesn’t want to risk his boom in confused seas, if everybody is very tired.
· His beautiful Hull is handling the seas beautifully.

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Get off the soap box...we need the wood! This is a forum...we talk about things here.
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Old 26-11-2007, 11:03   #26
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My Apologies! Did not mean to come off sounding that way… it is just that some of the “critiques” sounded a bit snapshot and harsh, when none of us knew the facts. Quite happy to discuss heavy weather techniques and damage management, but not at the expense of another skipper. Cheers!
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The mizzen mast has a broken spreader, but the question remains: Who shot the video?

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Perhaps a rescue ship?
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My apologies too Pelagic. Did not mean to funny at your expense. Your points are well taken
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Celestialsailor - It's amazing how things get interpreted here. I saw your humor.

However - forget the wood - I'd love to harness the wind here...
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Maybe I mistook the rig - isn't it a ketch? Want more speed you fly the Mizzen. But I don't feel critical of what they are doing - boat doesn't seem to be taking on water.
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