Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-09-2009, 15:51   #16
Moderator Emeritus
David M's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay
Boat: research vessel
Posts: 9,844
I say put a bunch of inflatable rafts inside the cabin. Be sure to double what you think you will need because half of them will probably fail to inflate.

Wouldn't it be fun to put hydrostatic switches on all of them, watch the boat sink and then watch the boat pop to the surface like a submerged beach ball? Nothing would beat seeing your boat broach the surface like a nuclear sub doing an emergency surfacing.

This could be you...



Life begins where land ends.
David M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2009, 17:42   #17
Registered User

Join Date: May 2008
Location: SF Bay area
Boat: Columbia 57 "Angelique"
Posts: 63
Ha! You're all wrong... the obvious answer is stilts really, really long ones. In light air you could use them to hang extra sails on and in heavy air stand the boat on them... you'd look like a miniature Oil platform but who cares you wouldn't sink!

cptnandy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2009, 18:17   #18
breaker of your dreams
sailorboy1's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Northeast
Boat: Hunter 410
Posts: 11,119
hey I've done that sub thing, it's kind of fun, at least that's you tell yourself once on the surface in one piece

sailorboy1 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What Make Is this Boat? H28Sailor Monohull Sailboats 18 27-09-2009 20:19
Caribe RIB Unsinkable? endoftheroad Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 5 10-06-2009 07:54
How Do I Make It Stick? Fijiman Construction, Maintenance & Refit 5 20-05-2009 14:57
Make a living breakaway Boat Ownership & Making a Living 7 08-12-2007 14:25
did you make it? beau Multihull Sailboats 1 13-03-2007 16:37

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:50.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.