"This has got to be B.S"
Not a bit of it :-) I thot you might enjoy this clip:
Now, these guys simply screwed up - apparently under the stress of racing
, but that is no excuse. I only do stuff like this with full intent :-)
Anyway, you'll recall
that I've stated my dislike for the Catalina
27, and this clip shows in spades what the reason is. Look at that glorious gripe! Totally outta control! Of COURSE that will happen when you over-press a broad beamed, hard bilged boat such as this one for which the Catalina
27 is a fine avatar! Look at the rudder
coming clean outta the water
as this misbegotten hull rolls right up on top! Even that Jasus big kite can't pull her head
Bei mir, this clips shows the entire fallacy that there can be such a thing as a "cruiser/racer". One of MySaintedMother's may dictums was that "a cruiser must sail IN the water
- not ON the water!" I have no doubt that her dictums are entertaining and educating many a sailorman in Fiddler's Green :-)!