Originally Posted by Therapy
You know, looking at that made me think.
If one had two hinges on the mast
in the right place and a water
holding bag and a hand pump then a cat could be righted by the crew in a seaway.
Actually I just thought of another easier way.
The industry has been experimenting with float bags that are attached or hoisted down the mast
(boat turtle) that can be inflated to rise the masthead to the suface. Once up that far a power boat
can assist with pulling them back over and upright. That's providing the mast stays secure.
The other method was to close off hatches and and flood one hull
as well as a float at the mast head
. Then once the mast is up out of the water
then pump out the submerged hull
. This, of course, was a special built cat just for the test. But probably not practial for a crusing cat.