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Old 19-11-2016, 12:40   #31
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Re: Atlantic 57 Catamaran Capsized

If that is the historical data, looks like a low about 31N 68W, with a front extending down to the DR. I'd be expecting squalls in the frontal zone. I would expect the after-action report to be similar to Anna's.
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Old 19-11-2016, 13:18   #32
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From Chris whites web site. 11 A57 s' have been built.

2 have capsized.

1 A 42 capsized on a lake.

Its going to be interesting to see CWs' response.

Will he go down the more modern route of modest sail area and large motor.

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We don't know each other - but it sure seems like you quite enjoy schadenfreude at any multihull mishap. Is it because you don't have one but wished you did? Monohull loyalist? Or something else?

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Old 19-11-2016, 13:52   #34
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Re: Atlantic 57 Catamaran Capsized

How about blaming the autopilot. Everyone down below for a cup of tea, dark clouds headed your way but not seen until too late to disengage the auto pilot or let the lines go.
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We don't know each other - but it sure seems like you quite enjoy schadenfreude at any multihull mishap. Is it because you don't have one but wished you did? Monohull loyalist? Or something else?

Not bad. 33 posts before the personal attacks start.

Obviously you don't have an enquiring mind .

SOME of us multihull owners do.

I certainly don"t want to be taking an impromptu ocean swim so I'm happy to learn from such incidents.

Nothing to see here then for you. Move along.
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Old 19-11-2016, 14:33   #36
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We don't know each other - but it sure seems like you quite enjoy schadenfreude at any multihull mishap. Is it because you don't have one but wished you did? Monohull loyalist? Or something else?

What's been said to prompt this?
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We don't know each other - but it sure seems like you quite enjoy schadenfreude at any multihull mishap. Is it because you don't have one but wished you did? Monohull loyalist? Or something else?

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From Chris whites web site. 11 A57 s' have been built.

2 have capsized.

1 A 42 capsized on a lake.

Its going to be interesting to see CWs' response.

Will he go down the more modern route of modest sail area and large motor.


Gee, what lake was it that the A42 capsized? Is there you tube video of it?
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What's been said to prompt this?
My apologies uncivilized - I've always appreciated your contribution and my post was not in reference to you. You actually contribute informed opinion and theories and don't gloat at the misfortune of others.

The person I speak of knows his behavior is unneighborly as he knows it's directed at him despite no specific reference or quoted to what he said.

That is all that needs to be said about this.
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From Chris whites web site. 11 A57 s' have been built.

2 have capsized.

1 A 42 capsized on a lake.

Its going to be interesting to see CWs' response.

Will he go down the more modern route of modest sail area and large motor.


Since your from Australia you've never heard of the Great Lakes, bodies of water in the US that are quite large and known for nasty weather and seas. And that's where the CW 42 capsized.
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Not bad. 33 posts before the personal attacks start.

Obviously you don't have an enquiring mind .

SOME of us multihull owners do.

I certainly don"t want to be taking an impromptu ocean swim so I'm happy to learn from such incidents.

Nothing to see here then for you. Move along.

You really should get a life
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Are you sure you're not referring to the Explorer 44 trimaran that capsized while it was racing, with a spinnaker up, and
got hit by a 60 knot microburst?
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SMJ, send me a pm and we'll set up some kind of help. I would TRULY like to see you a bit happier.
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Wow, I almost bought a Atlantic 55 bare hulls and bridgedeck 5 years ago. Was a bit concerned eventual market value would be dinged by that first capsize, now 2!

I can't personally see anything in the design that would cause a problem and I don't believe the sail area is all that extreme. I guess just careless crews in both cases?
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I can't personally see anything in the design that would cause a problem and I don't believe the sail area is all that extreme. I guess just careless crews in both cases?
You may well be correct.

It is advertised as a cruiser suitable for a couple or single handing.

I wonder whether its another case of the "warm, comfy, enclosed wheel house
syndrome" where one is divorced from the elements and can't react quickly enough to a catamarans "achilles heel" , the sudden unexpected increase in wind strength. ?

Time will tell.
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