Originally Posted by bene505
First of all, please share your knockdown somewhere (maybe I need to start a new thread on that?).
I agree. I'd hate to have to wrestle two 4D batteries (and a starting battery) in a situation like that. You just know that 50 foot boat will be taken off shore at some point -- maybe on delivery
. I've been reading Storm Tactics. The Pardeys make the case that offshore boats need to be able to handle a mast-in-water knockdown.
Not much to share really.. it was a matter of being at the wrong place at the wrong time
There were crisscrossing wave trains; one from the NE, the other from the E-SE. Wind
was E/NE (~18-20 k, gusty) and I was sailing on roughly a beam reach on port tack (fishing). I guess I should state the NE waves were really steep/square due to the Gulf Stream current
A larger NE wave hit the port (high) side at the same time as a gust - within what felt like milliseconds
we got hit by a E wave at her "bottom". The double punch rolled us and put the windex under water
... It was a religious experience
She was a'83 First 30E; my compliments to the designer
(whoever s/he/they are) as she came back up as soon as the sheets
were released, much to my relief
I imagine Layla (my 461) or your B50 would take a lot more than what it took the 30' to roll.... at least, I hope
That's all there is to the story... I am sure there are lots of good material out there from people who are much more knowledgeable than myself.