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Old 09-01-2010, 17:45   #1
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great study on hull dynamics....I could see a poorly designed boat just bury the bows and trip badly. One needs that extra reserve of bouyancy and well placed weight (among many other things) to help you out when there is nothing left for you to do but hang on!
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I bet if we took a poll here on what we would do in same spot w/same boat - I would bet 95 out of 100 would not do what this guy did.

Not worth it.
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That boat is here at Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast. It's a 43 ft Tony Grainger design built by Perry Catamarans. Its for sale below.
1998 Perry Catamarans Grainger 40 Sail New and Used Boats for Sale

When you have been at sea for a long time. You haven't had much sleep and your bone weary and home is so close. It's the most dangerous time.

If you were the owner would you use the video in the sale ad ?

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When did this happen? The Southport Seaway is only a few hundred meters from where we're staying
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Old 09-01-2010, 22:47   #5
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I would never do that in EXIT ONLY. I like my catamaran too much to put it at an unnecessary risk.

I would not do that on a catamaran belonging to another person. I like my life too much to put it at unnecessary risk.

I don't worship at the altar of security, and I'm not afraid of taking risks. In this case the risk to benefit ratio doesn't cut it for me.
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Happened in July last year. If you look at the beginning. He starts to loose it and then corrects. Tracked pretty well really. If it had been a mono he would have broached and rolled.(imo)
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Happened in July last year. If you look at the beginning. He starts to loose it and then corrects. Tracked pretty well really. If it had been a mono he would have broached and rolled.(imo)
Here it is here

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...tml#post303830

Seemed pretty safe and controlled to me and southport is only a short run.
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I like the way it responded and straightened after it started to broach. No way you can save the situation in most mono's once it starts to broach (imo).
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Wouldn't it be great to see other boats trying this on the same wave?
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Wouldn't that be funny ? Like a bunch of 12 year olds at the skate park daring each other to try some radical aerial manoeuvre. LoL
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Stuff the bows of yer kittyboat with watermakers, generators, engine spares and extra fuel an try that again....
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I can't believe that guy made the approach given the conditions. It's a pretty smooth bar every other day of the year.

It seems a lot more sensible to just drift around for another day, keep a good watch, have a few beers. The headline could easily have been far worse.
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That was colossally stupid. Not sure how much of the outcome had to do with it being a cat and how much of it was purely DUMBA** luck.
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You can bet peoples thoughts about him would be completely different had he got the boat sideways.
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My guess is he did not know how steep the surf was, you can't see from the backside. Did he call in to the coast guard to discuss the bar? Did he wait for high tide? Did he try to time the run after the largest set of 3 passed?

Very lucky.

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It seems a lot more sensible to just drift around for another day, keep a good watch, have a few beers. The headline could easily have been far worse.
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