Originally Posted by Camelot
..... mount a steel
profile from the windlass-point at the bow down and back to the point where the bow flattening out horizontally and where the bow goes from being the bow to be the hull
. Such a solution can at least prevent total destruction when hitting the container by the bow....Anyone with practical experience? ....
A friend looked at mounting a strip on the bows of his Wharram
. He decided not to for amongst other reasons it could be a source of problems with regards to bonding security
On the subject of containers. Last week about 100 containers washed off a vessel in the English Channel
. It was well reported by Coastguards on VHF
There are a few stories in the books
"Total Loss" and "Safety and Survival At Sea" about yachts that have hit objects. I certainly dont believe it to be a high risk.
There is also a very interesting video on U-Tube of a Dehler 31 GRP sloop
sailing into lots of obstructions to test the strength. You should take a look if you need reasurance on the strength of GRP.