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Old 04-12-2015, 05:29   #16
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Re: How do you right a cat that has flipped over

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Chris White thinks that one could run a line as a bridle, each end attached to the bow of each hull. Tie the bridle to a line and attach to a tow boat. He doesn't think it would take much of a force to do this. Pull the line between the two upturned hulls, pulling aft. The resistance of the pilot house sand submerged aft hulls would cause the boat to roll end for end upright. Once upright is a whole new set of problems. But maybe. Interesting idea
I remember seeing pix of this being done, with a MacGregor 36 IIRC. They actually used 3 lines, the third attached amidships on the stern used to align the cat with the towboat. That line was then released and the lines from each bow pulled the cat end for end upright.
Just as soon not know about it firsthand lol.
Lots better than sinking though.
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:27   #17
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Re: How do you right a cat that has flipped over

62 knots of wind with 1 reef and a full jib. What more needs to be said?
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Mental note. Keep my red bottom paint.
I wonder if anyone makes hunter orange, or fluorescent yellow, bottom paint?
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Old 04-12-2015, 11:55   #19
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I wonder if anyone makes hunter orange, or fluorescent yellow, bottom paint?
Or beacon bottom lights.
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Old 04-12-2015, 12:29   #20
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Re: How do you right a cat that has flipped over

One wonders if one of the few ways to sink a Cat would be to try to right it by flipping it end for end. With the bow a boat length under water that would seem like a lot of pressure on bulk heads.
It would seem unlikely to flip a cat when motoring. :-)
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Re: How do you right a cat that has flipped over

Oh no!

I think I'll go troll and anchoring thread.

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My answer is to master beach cats first, and I don't mean one of those new wimpy resort rental abominations. If you understand how to keep an over canvassed race boat sunny side up, this is no challenge. It's just seamanship, like not sinking a mono.
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Old 04-12-2015, 13:13   #22
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Re: How do you right a cat that has flipped over

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I wonder if anyone makes hunter orange, or fluorescent yellow, bottom paint?

Not sure if they make bottom paint in that color but people do paint their bridge decks in high visibility colors. Here's a picture of our bridgedeck in bright orange.Click image for larger version

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A different technique is used for that capsized G4.

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Old 04-12-2015, 16:32   #24
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Not sure if they make bottom paint in that color but people do paint their bridge decks in high visibility colors. Here's a picture of our bridgedeck in bright orange.Attachment 114307


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I did the same thing on my PDQ 36 I also put Ubolts to clip onto. My Outremer has jackllines permanently installed With luck it will be like forgetting your sunglasses to guarentee a cloudless day .
this is a video of righting an F31 on Lake Ontario using the end over end system
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Just curious.
What precautions would one take to keep this from happening?
Sobriety for one comes to mind.
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Pray.

Certainly provides sobering viewing for those that think a capsized catamaran
provides a safe habitable living area while awaiting rescue.

The conditions look good with low swell, light winds, and warm weather, yet that is one hell of wet, slippery, exposed,cold picnic spot on what is considered a large, safe well designed catamaran.

God help the rest of us in the same situation.
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Re: How do you right a cat that has flipped over

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Pray.

Certainly provides sobering viewing for those that think a capsized catamaran
provides a safe habitable living area while awaiting rescue.

The conditions look good with low swell, light winds, and warm weather, yet that is one hell of wet, slippery, exposed,cold picnic spot on what is considered a large, safe well designed catamaran.

God help the rest of us in the same situation.
Carry a liferaft then. In fact since you seem to dislike multihulls so much why own one?
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Pray.

Certainly provides sobering viewing for those that think a capsized catamaran
provides a safe habitable living area while awaiting rescue.

The conditions look good with low swell, light winds, and warm weather, yet that is one hell of wet, slippery, exposed,cold picnic spot on what is considered a large, safe well designed catamaran.

God help the rest of us in the same situation.
Given the video situaiton, it's still a big advantage over a mono on the bottom. If all they had was the dingy, they would be very difficult for search and rescue to find. The 50' hull is much easier to see from a distance and when things calm down, you may be able to retrive food and water and other materials from the mother ship.

Just tie off the dingy to the main boat and wait it out. No it's not where I would like to find myself but the alternative is worse.
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Carry a liferaft then. In fact since you seem to dislike multihulls so much why own one?
Thanks for the heads up , but, I do carry a raft. I could have saved myself a swag of cash if I had a pair of your rose coloured glasses.
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Thanks for the heads up , but, I do carry a raft. I could have saved myself a swag of cash if I had a pair of your rose coloured glasses.
I'm not sure I'd want to be on a capsized cat OR a life raft around Gove--I'd consider myself a light snack for a big saltie in either case.
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Re: How do you right a cat that has flipped over

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Just curious.
What precautions would one take to keep this from happening?
Sobriety for one comes to mind.


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