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Old 31-01-2012, 23:52   #61
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Re: Anti-Capsize Devices

Don't forget the mast and boom furlers for those that like their current sail plan.
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I hear the French Atlantic Racing guys developed a real simple but effective anti capsize system. Does anyone perhaps know more?
Here is a quote made by the skipper Francis Joyon after the maxi trimaran IDEC capsized after being hit by a severe wind gust after only experiencing winds of 10 to 30 knots beforehand and his equipment would have been state of the art.

"The violence of the squall was such that the sensor, and the anti-capsize alarm did not have time to go off."
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Old 01-02-2012, 00:19   #63
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I am wondering if boom and mast furls wernt the solution we were seeking all the time $$$$$$
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Guy's that was just a joke at my expense, thanks everyone for possitive inputs i am learning like a 7 year old!

Just one thought though, is it not time that we should considder giving a Barometer a honory space at the wheel?
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Guy's that was just a joke at my expense, thanks everyone for possitive inputs i am learning like a 7 year old!

Just one thought though, is it not time that we should considder giving a Barometer a honory space at the wheel?
Perhaps the best suggestion yet ! In defense of jib furlers they make sizing things correctly FAST. In fairness many put changing sails off because it take time and a trip to the pointy end.
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Do you multihull cruisers use this? Or is this a racing thing?
The only application I could see would be for single handing/short handed,because no gizmo would do a better job than a crew.
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The only application I could see would be for single handing/short handed,because no gizmo would do a better job than a crew.
I beg to differ on the crew issue versus gizmo's. On another forum the skipper had to take over when the crew got scared and went below. No matter what the reason was why, when the chips were down and they were really needed they were down below! When you hire crew you just don't know!

With this i do not slam good relyable crew but when are they relyable?
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Re: Anti-Capsize Devices

I would like to amend my statement as well as restate something I said earlier and say no gizmo (along with the inherent vulnerability of an electrical system in the marine enviroment) could better a COMPETANT crew.
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Amen to that!
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Re: Anti-Capsize Devices

Interesting video of a large tri capsizing (almost appears to be slow motion, but its not)


I was looking at this video and the time it took to go over,...and wondering why there was no release of the sheet lines. Don't these vessels have the UpSideUp release systems onboard?

Then I did notice that the jib appears to have been release, but not the main,...that took her on over.
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Re: Anti-Capsize Devices

I watched that, and don't see either sheet being released at all. maybe knocked away and couldn't get to either line?
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Re: Anti-Capsize Devices

What a great video. Merde!

I raced Prindle catamarans for about
a decade. When they go over,
they always go over slowly.
There's no reason any boat
should go over any faster. The wind
does not blow downward.

And there's a fine point after which
releasing the sheets does no good.
Every skipper is optimistic that they
haven't reached that point yet -
until they have.
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