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Old 12-11-2007, 19:32   #46
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Actually I just thought of another easier way.

Hummmmm.
Yes, its called lead.
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Yes, its called lead.
The guaranteed to sink approach eh .

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Old 12-11-2007, 23:00   #48
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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.

Hummmmm.
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.
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Note how high Rogntudjuuu floats, the hull on the left of pic is clear of the water, so bouyancy in beams and pod/cabin was enough for her to float high (unlike a capsized mono)

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Interesting thing is that there were two of the Crowther southern Ocean designs in this race, Rogntudjuu and Raw Nerve - and Raw Nerve has a higher rig and more sail area.
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Saw Raw Nerve at The Spit in Middle Harbour, Sydney. Pity my pic, taken from a distance, does not do it justice. Up close, it looked awesome.

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