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Old 30-10-2016, 15:42   #1
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Cat in 10-15' seas with around 3-4 second period

Pretty rough day at sea.

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Old 30-10-2016, 16:15   #2
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Ho hum, another sailboat motoring......
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Old 30-10-2016, 16:28   #3
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Re: Cat in 10-15' seas with around 3-4 second period

Whaddaya expect, with the fenders not stowed.
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wished I got the engine upgrade........
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Old 30-10-2016, 17:24   #5
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Re: Cat in 10-15' seas with around 3-4 second period

You and I don't know the circumstances but seems like good seamanship not to have sails up when you are in a storm heading to windward and have the option to motor.


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Re: Cat in 10-15' seas with around 3-4 second period

Seems to me to be good seamanship to rely on your sails in a sailboat.
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Old 30-10-2016, 17:38   #7
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Re: Cat in 10-15' seas with around 3-4 second period

We don't know the story- may have just been motoring into port and fenders out in preparation.

Looks uncomfortable and underpowered though so if was longer passage might have been easier to raise the main and fall off a bit.
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Nope good seamanship is relying on the most appropriate option available to you.

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Old 30-10-2016, 17:46   #9
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Re: Cat in 10-15' seas with around 3-4 second period

Was that you?
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Old 30-10-2016, 17:50   #10
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Re: Cat in 10-15' seas with around 3-4 second period

Hard to confirm from the video, but it appeared that bridge-deck slamming was NOT an issue.

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We don't know the story- may have just been motoring into port and fenders out in preparation.

Looks uncomfortable and underpowered though so if was longer passage might have been easier to raise the main and fall off a bit.
The videographer is standing on something stable (land) and you can hear a plane going overhead... Clearly coming into port.

Looks highly vomit inducing though.
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Hard to confirm from the video, but it appeared that bridge-deck slamming was NOT an issue.

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One of the things we've found is slamming is an issue in short steep chop. In big waves the whole boat tends to ride up and over.
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Re: Cat in 10-15' seas with around 3-4 second period

That looks plain sucky.
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Old 30-10-2016, 22:43   #14
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Re: Cat in 10-15' seas with around 3-4 second period

Now if he had installed Oceanvolt Hybrid electric motors the crew would be water skiing, right?
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Re: Cat in 10-15' seas with around 3-4 second period

here is similar condition but boat is in deeper water so wave period is slightly longer -- 5 hours of vigorous action.
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