Originally Posted by jobi
how can you get in such a mess?
Leave your hatch
open in shallow water
, rough seas and high winds? Not have the sense to move away from shore with your forward hatch
I say that because not that long ago a boat sank just that way in Tampa Bay -- I *think* in the Michelob Cup race
. They had an assymetrical out, probably why the hatch was open, tacked badly, and the assymetrical scooped up water
and pulled the bow down -- to the open hatch.
However, that water was deep enough that the whole boat sank. The skipper
was smart, grabbed a piece of line, and tied him and his five crew members together. They were all rescued unhurt.