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Old 08-08-2018, 11:43   #226
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This video is by far the best I've ever seen of a cat in serious seas and high winds.







They are trailing a drogue and still hauling ass - forward. Imagine them sitting in the water trying to cope with this in reverse.


Itís my understanding that this leopard44 had 100m of line on a bridal out back and a tyre strapped to the line. They were on bare poles and still flying
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:25   #227
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Itís my understanding that this leopard44 had 100m of line on a bridal out back and a tyre strapped to the line. They were on bare poles and still flying
This is from the skipper in the comments section of the video:

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Old 10-04-2023, 06:20   #228
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Thank you Scott for agreeing that I am not crazy about being concerned over the potential of blown in windows in high winds. I am resigned to replace or reinforce all the factory supplied glass. I have in mind some laminates I have seen designed to make windows bomb proof. I may never need windows this strong, however, it will let me sleep better. I guess I will have to depend on the structural engineers that the wind load on the superstructure itself can be withstood.




One of the factors in the loss of the pilot boat "Can Do" in the Blizzard of 78 was likely having her windows stove-in after she anchored bow to the seas.


Her skipper was a veteran mariner with excellent local knowledge, but after losing their radar and engines in horrendous conditions they were out of options.


But that scenario would probably be similar to that Lagoon sitting on a parachute anchor.


...and yes, although 1978 was practically a different world in terms of navigation/communication/weather forecasting and a winter storm brings with it a few different concerns the physics of water and windows would be the same.


Just an aside - having watched the documentary of the Queen's Birthday Storm does anyone know which of Roger Simpson's designs Ramtha was?


https://boatcraft.com.au/Shop/index....ex&cPath=32_33


Also were any of the vessels equipped with a series drogue?
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Ramtha was the big Catalac, the 12M?
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Ramtha was the big Catalac, the 12M?
Ramtha was a Roger Simpson designed Australian boat. The Catalac 41 was Heart Light. Just wondering which specific Simpson design it was.
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Right, it's been awhile... No idea about the design, heaving to probably did the rudders in on the Simpson. The owners were the weak link on the Catalac ..
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The owners were the weak link on the Catalac ..
That's a bit harsh. They were just absorbing the aura or something like that
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Speaking of harsh, being able to retract your rudders can eliminate enormous strains on the boat, especially if it is forced backwards.
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That's a bit harsh. They were just absorbing the aura or something like that
Waiting for alien spacecraft to come through the eye of the storm or something of the sort, I gathered.
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Waiting for alien spacecraft to come through the eye of the storm or something of the sort, I gathered.


Heavens Gate?

I thought they all left years ago
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