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Old 13-09-2017, 16:39   #31
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Re: Large Catamaran Flips In Sydney

Not a great chart I admit.
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Old 13-09-2017, 16:53   #32
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Re: Large Catamaran Flips In Sydney

There is an Oram 52 called Wild Goose registered as racing out of RMYC Port Hacking Sailing Division.

Does that match up to the Pictured vessel?
I am not an Oram expert so I do not know.

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We made it 10 posts this time. A new record I believe.
And he physiologically overlooked the mono on he beach. Amusing.
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I just wish that those who stick to monohull boats would also stick to the monohull forums. What do they think they're accomplishing by posting things like that here?
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Re: Large Catamaran Flips In Sydney

This looks like it was tied to a concrete dock that sunk or something on one side that pulled it under. I know that isn't the report, but how would it stay like this? The mast isn't even touching the water. It looks like it wants to right itself up, but something is holding it that way.
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This looks like it was tied to a concrete dock that sunk or something on one side that pulled it under. I know that isn't the report, but how would it stay like this? The mast isn't even touching the water. It looks like it wants to right itself up, but something is holding it that way.
That is what I thought at first but what seemed to be the mast was actually the longeron.
This is a 44 foot cat so how long the mast can take the strain is in doubt.
Hopefully the owners have flipped her back and pumped her out.
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Old 13-09-2017, 20:33   #37
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Re: Large Catamaran Flips In Sydney

Very Strange.

I have never worried about capsize in Exit Only, possibly because we are so heavily loaded.

We have a saying in eye surgery - Stop just before something bad happens rather than just after.

In sailing our catamaran, we aim to reef before something bad happens, and so far our conservative approach has worked well.
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Re: Large Catamaran Flips In Sydney

Snow Goose(the cat) was competing in the RMYC Twilight Race, winds were about 20 kts at the time from the WNW. We were on the opposite tack when I spotted the cat on it's side. Our skipper immediately quit the race and headed over to assist. Another yacht tried to pull it over but without success. it soonbecame apparent that it was in danger of drifting onto the rocks at the eastern end of Jibbon Beach. A Police boat arrived and then towed it closer to the beach and away from the rocks.
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Re: Large Catamaran Flips In Sydney

Thanks "Boatin" for pictures and confirmation, racing incident on an Oram 52.

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Re: Large Catamaran Flips In Sydney

A very light racing cat ? Hulls seem very narrow . I think it will not take a lot of wind to lift one hull out the water with this guy ? Am I correct ?
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I just wish that those who stick to monohull boats would also stick to the monohull forums. What do they think they're accomplishing by posting things like that here?
Oh sorry, I grew up in the area. Hence my interest. If I had the money, I'd choose a cat over a monohull. It's a shame there is rivalry between cat and monohull owners on this forum.

As kids, we used to catch waves on surfboards further in the inlet, where the sandbank starts, when the swell was in the right direction. I'd get slammed by easterlies/westerlies on my old boat sailing from the then somewhat protected bay to the north west.

Here is another view of the area, from a free iPad app called Sydney HD in offline mode. It lines up with what I see on a C-Map chartplotter.

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Here is an image from iNavx for Port Hacking, which is my local waterway, which shows Jibbon Beach where Wild Goose was on its side. The depth readings shown are in meters.

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Oh sorry, I grew up in the area. Hence my interest. If I had the money, I'd choose a cat over a monohull. It's a shame there is rivalry between cat and monohull owners on this forum.

As kids, we used to catch waves on surfboards further in the inlet, where the sandbank starts, when the swell was in the right direction. I'd get slammed by easterlies/westerlies on my old boat sailing from the then somewhat protected bay to the north west.

Here is another view of the area, from a free iPad app called Sydney HD in offline mode. It lines up with what I see on a C-Map chartplotter.

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Absolutely not referring to you at all, you actually contributed to this thread, and it was a welcome one. I am referring to the people who invariably show up to say things like:

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It's why I'll stick to a monohull thanks.
It's pointless, and doesn't contribute anything to the discussion. They do it for no other reason than to support their unfounded feelings of superiority related to their sailboat choice, and to start arguments. It's annoying, and pretty much everyone who reads it thinks significantly less of the poster as a result.
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Re: Large Catamaran Flips In Sydney

Catamaran seems to be very popular for cruising. But...
Once at Tortola, BVI (Maya cove) A huge white squale hit the shore with 50 to 55 knots. I had hard time to stand on the dock because of the wind force. But I was amazed to see some catamarans in the 40 t0 50 ft range their bow being lifted allmost out of the water by the wind forced between the hulls. Amazing!. The manager of the Sunsail base was also looking into this situation, and he remarqued that he just could think of being caught by such a sudden powerfull wind offshore in any ot these catamarans. That was a sobering experience, and it erased for ever the idea of owning a cruising cat, altough its confort, speed and practicality are outstanding. So I stick with monohulls....
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Catamaran seems to be very popular for cruising. But...
Once at Tortola, BVI (Maya cove) A huge white squale hit the shore with 50 to 55 knots. I had hard time to stand on the dock because of the wind force. But I was amazed to see some catamarans in the 40 t0 50 ft range their bow being lifted allmost out of the water by the wind forced between the hulls. Amazing!. The manager of the Sunsail base was also looking into this situation, and he remarqued that he just could think of being caught by such a sudden powerfull wind offshore in any ot these catamarans. That was a sobering experience, and it erased for ever the idea of owning a cruising cat, altough its confort, speed and practicality are outstanding. So I stick with monohulls....
Amazing indeed. One is tempted to say "unbelievable".
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