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Old 27-04-2015, 12:19   #31
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Re: Is Your Boat This Bluewater Tough?

Here you have one that has done remarkably well, being sailed to the beach on autopilot and being towed out of it. The boat sustained only minor damage:



Ok, not the typical spade rudder but a two rudder system that is less exposed than a single deep rudder. On the beach they seem to be in one piece but they did not take any chances and when they towed the boat they took the rudders away, a sensible precaution.
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Old 27-04-2015, 12:23   #32
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Re: Is Your Boat This Bluewater Tough?

What a series of silly statements!

We endured a low intensity hurricane in a remote anchorage. There were five boats in the anchorage.

A Pacific Seacraft 37 (about as tough and salty as they come) was holed and totally destroyed.

A Catalina 42 (about as production and low price as they come) survived without a spot of damage.

It is not the boat that makes it seaworthy - it is the skipper.
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Old 27-04-2015, 12:47   #33
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Re: Is Your Boat This Bluewater Tough?

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yes yet having it available to deploy quickly , is a very good idea.
Of course you have to deploy it instead of leaving it on the roller while your boat drifts back into the rocks
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Old 28-04-2015, 05:24   #34
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Re: Is Your Boat This Bluewater Tough?

There's another bluewater thread running at the same time where many are wondering and speculations on what constitutes a well-built yacht. Maybe it's time some of them began looking at the overall boat, build quality and fittings. Maybe then some of the mystery will clear up.

To me, it's also somewhat entertaining to see how many of the experts... Don't even own a boat, but instead experience the cruising life vicariously through others over the Internet.

Very strange.
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