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Old 29-08-2018, 20:51   #16
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Re: A Reef Encounter

To paraphrase Croc Dundee, that's not a reef encounter, this is a reef encounter...




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Not sure if the bit poking our the bottom is a part of the boat or the remains of a cardinal mark.
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Re: A Reef Encounter

That's a nasty rock that one, easy to miss the post with the island in the background and if you go around the east side to go to Fitzalen Passage you need to be careful to miss Surprise Rock which is also a nasty sneaky piece of work.
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That's a nasty rock that one, easy to miss the post with the island in the background and if you go around the east side to go to Fitzalen Passage you need to be careful to miss Surprise Rock which is also a nasty sneaky piece of work.



I reckon Double Rock off the NE side of Hook is the nastiest; Especially so if you've just endured going around Pinnacle Point in brisk wind and tide conditions!
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Re: A Reef Encounter

So you want to see a real reef encounter?


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Doesn’t look like there’s a lot of structure there.
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A lot of structure adds weight.
Maybe a racer fin keel should be magnetically attached? You could just find it and stick it back on.
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Re: A Reef Encounter

Iím embarrassed to admit this but it seems appropriate for this thread. This is what our starboard bow looked like after running into a shoreside reef at around 4 knots. The knuckle is about 3cm thick of solid fibreglass.

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Fortunately we hit with only the starboard bow and bounced right off into navigable water. The bows each have a watertight crash compartment in the lower half of each bow and back about 1.5m, and the starboard one rapidly filled with water to the waterline, and then filled up while we sailed the 40nm back to our berth and a hail out location.
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A lot of structure adds weight.
Maybe a racer fin keel should be magnetically attached? You could just find it and stick it back on.
What an interesting idea - kinda like rubber bands holding the wings on model airplanes. Itíd play havoc on the compasses, I think. 🤔😆
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Iím embarrassed to admit this but it seems appropriate for this thread. This is what our starboard bow looked like after running into a shoreside reef at around 4 knots. The knuckle is about 3cm thick of solid fibreglass.

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Fortunately we hit with only the starboard bow and bounced right off into navigable water. The bows each have a watertight crash compartment in the lower half of each bow and back about 1.5m, and the starboard one rapidly filled with water to the waterline, and then filled up while we sailed the 40nm back to our berth and a hail out location.


Wow. I wonder if a small performance compromise to round the knuckle to allow the bow to ride up on a rock/container/log would be worthwhile. I donít mean on your boat but in general.

I hit a floating dock at 3 knots last year when my shift cable broke while docking. my old style S&S raked bow boat just rode up onto the dock like a breaching whale, and then slid back in. Just scratches.
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I believe there was a pretty big lawsuit, I assume some cause was found?
Normally a private lawsuit would follow a successful prosecution which has now finished and there may yet be lawsuit. Doug was found not guilty to man slaughter but guilty of failing to ensure the safety of the crew. Company fined £50k.

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Normally a private lawsuit would follow a successful prosecution which has now finished and there may yet be lawsuit. Doug was found not guilty to man slaughter but guilty of failing to ensure the safety of the crew. Company fined £50k.

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I met Doug a few times in the mid 2000's. At the time he was known for running one of the more professional sail and powerboat training organisations. However, the credit crunch from 2008 onwards finished most of the small businesses that worked in the Solents leisure industry.

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Re: A Reef Encounter

What's up with the void in the keel's root chord? You can see fully developed Zebra Mussels right about where the inner hull grid's longitudinal frame would be.

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Re: A Reef Encounter

We sailed through Green Bay late in June this year to avoid bad weather on Lake Michigan. It requires constant vigilance and an accurate and updated position fix. There are many reefs, shoals, and underwater rocks. I would never count solely on a GPS Chartplotter without verifying a fix on paper charts. Fortunately, no one was hurt. It's everyone's worst nightmare to sink/lose a boat. It can happen in a matter of seconds. Fortunately, no one was hurt. Rognvald
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