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Old 25-10-2012, 10:49   #46
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we GET sudden winds onthis coast--something about amountain range or two all down this coast--continenal divides and such wind churners and originators of bizarre and sudden heavy winds---sometimes from offshore and sometimes from on shore.....i leave port reefed--except jib, now that is fixed!!, and am ready for the actuality of their arrival...auto pile it is engaged and working like a champ--is hydraulic with electric assist--very low draw!--and we prevent mizzen boom , anyway--thru a hawse--we ready----one WHOOMP and we flyin......thy are kind of fun when you are ready for them. just do not panic. ride em. they will help you get the 100-120 miles per 24 hours a heavy displacement cruiser can do...
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Old 25-10-2012, 11:11   #47
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Have walked away from those 'types' of deliveries.. will continue to do so.

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Old 25-10-2012, 11:18   #48
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It's getting a little off topic, but you just say no to those boats. My boss at a charter shop (and a very experienced delivery guy) had the attitude of "these are my terms, if you don't like them, feel free to find someone else" and really stuck to his guns.

It helped that he had the charter business going that he managed. If you're just doing deliveries it's going to force you into some rather tight situations.
True it is a little of topic.. but if the owner joins 2/3rds of the way across... then starts playing up it does compromise safety... winch handles become so tempting....
Sorry for the thread drift...
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Old 25-10-2012, 19:38   #49
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boaty--that is not thread drift..that is truth
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Old 25-10-2012, 21:49   #50
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Re: Safety at Sea

For some reason my computer did not recognize this thread and I thought it had been forgotten. I plan on using a lot of Jack's advice - it was what I was looking for. I plan on modifying my boom too, and placing a gallows above the dodger. Do you really take down the dodger every night? That and sealing the dorades seem a little extreme, but I would to hear what all of you salty types do. I can learn.
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i just turn the cowls to face astern or away from wherever it is any water may appear.
anything open near the area of the boat that is being hit with seas, i close--i usually leave open some overhead hatches unless seas are outrageous.
then i close the entire boat except the companionway,and dog everything down well.
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Having been involved in a slam which resulted in water coming into a quarter berth through an open overhead hatch under the dodger, everything gets closed off. The one exception on the C&C 44 is the weatherboard, the hatch gets closed but the space for the weatherboard is only about 4 inches. On other boats, the weatherboards are installed. Broad reaching can involve getting pooped. An acquaintance was on Delicate Balance which had to pull out of Vic Maui in 2010 after getting everything soaked.

The dorades get sealed, to prevent water from getting in and prevent lines from snagging.
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