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Wayne.B April 15th 07 09:04 AM

Video footage - USCG assists capsized catamaran in Gulf of Mexico
 
http://www.nbc-2.com/Video/Xtras.sht...eoId=769701845

35 ft cat in route from Isla Mujeres to FL, 175 miles SW of Tampa

http://tinyurl.com/2vnm6o




Larry April 15th 07 04:04 PM

Video footage - USCG assists capsized catamaran in Gulf of Mexico
 
Wayne.B wrote in
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35 ft cat


He'd have been home by now if he'd had a SELF RIGHTING MONOHULL....(c;

Larry
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Wayne.B April 15th 07 10:25 PM

Video footage - USCG assists capsized catamaran in Gulf of Mexico
 
On Sun, 15 Apr 2007 15:04:11 +0000, Larry wrote:

He'd have been home by now if he'd had a SELF RIGHTING MONOHULL....(c;


Sounds about right to me. Those cats don't always land on their feet
although there is a lot of denial about that. :-)


NE Sailboat April 16th 07 12:34 AM

Video footage - USCG assists capsized catamaran in Gulf of Mexico
 
I took a look at the video .. it wasn't even rough water. The skipper is
standing on the underside of the boat.

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"Wayne.B" wrote in message
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http://www.nbc-2.com/Video/Xtras.sht...eoId=769701845

35 ft cat in route from Isla Mujeres to FL, 175 miles SW of Tampa

http://tinyurl.com/2vnm6o






Jeff April 16th 07 01:25 AM

Video footage - USCG assists capsized catamaran in Gulf of Mexico
 
* Wayne.B wrote, On 4/15/2007 5:25 PM:
On Sun, 15 Apr 2007 15:04:11 +0000, Larry wrote:

He'd have been home by now if he'd had a SELF RIGHTING MONOHULL....(c;


Sounds about right to me. Those cats don't always land on their feet
although there is a lot of denial about that. :-)

I have to admit I've been one of the deniers, and the recent spate of
capsizes has been distressing. But I'm not sure why you have the
smiley - are you happy whenever there is a catamaran accident? Should
I use a smiley whenever a monohull goes to the bottom?

This is one of the very few I've heard of that was a real cruising cat
be cruised, not a racer or a delivery incident. At 35 feet its a bit
small, but since it had twin diesels it wasn't a lightweight. I'll be
curious to hear the story - My guess is that this was not a major
storm, but a case of carrying full sail when a strong squall hit.

As for self righting, there are many, many stories of monohulls being
dismasted, often with structural damage. This was certainly not the
only rescue of the season

Joe April 16th 07 03:20 AM

Video footage - USCG assists capsized catamaran in Gulf of Mexico
 
On Apr 15, 6:34 pm, "NE Sailboat" wrote:
I took a look at the video .. it wasn't even rough water. The skipper is
standing on the underside of the boat.


Sheeeeze NE sailboat.

Ever hear of a willawall? Microbursts?

Here in the Gulf we get freight train fronts that will lay you down on
your side in a heat beat, and be completly over in 10 min. I'd never
have a cat bigger than one I could self right.

Joe


Wayne.B April 16th 07 03:59 AM

Video footage - USCG assists capsized catamaran in Gulf of Mexico
 
On 15 Apr 2007 19:20:17 -0700, "Joe" wrote:

I'd never
have a cat bigger than one I could self right.


Based on my own limited experience, that sounds about right.

I used to have a small Hobie and capsized it several times. Unless
you could anticipate the gust coming before it actually hit, it would
be over before you could head up or ease the mainsheet.

These folks in the Gulf last week at least had the advantage of warm
water.


Larry April 16th 07 04:26 AM

Video footage - USCG assists capsized catamaran in Gulf of Mexico
 
Jeff wrote in news:B-CdnUwcZqUHX7
:

As for self righting, there are many, many stories of monohulls being
dismasted, often with structural damage. This was certainly not the
only rescue of the season



Dismasted simply means it self-rights faster with less weight aloft. It's
pretty hard to argue with several thousand pounds of pig iron or lead hell
bent on finding the lowest point near the bottom.....

I'd like to think the smiley had to do with the usual BS a cat owner will
spread on pretty thick as you're standing on the dock and he's telling you
how STABLE and FAST it is in comparison to your measily old sloop and its
nasty, self-righting hull.

Larry
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Chuck Gould April 16th 07 05:30 AM

Video footage - USCG assists capsized catamaran in Gulf of Mexico
 
On Apr 15, 7:20�pm, "Joe" wrote:
On Apr 15, 6:34 pm, "NE Sailboat" wrote:

I took a look at the video .. it wasn't even rough water. *The skipper is
standing on the underside of the boat.


Sheeeeze NE sailboat.

Ever hear of a willawall? Microbursts?


Joe


Where do you hail from, Joe?

Out west we call a sudden onset storm a "williwaw", not a willawall.
Words have a way of being used differently around the country.
"Willawall" isn't such a bad variation- running into one can be like
hitting a wall and I wonder if that's behind your local usage?




sherwindu April 16th 07 07:10 AM

Video footage - USCG assists capsized catamaran in Gulf of Mexico
 
I'm not happy about people getting into trouble, but it does seem like
vindication
for all the opposition I got when I originally brought up this subject months
ago.

Sherwin D.

"Wayne.B" wrote:

http://www.nbc-2.com/Video/Xtras.sht...eoId=769701845

35 ft cat in route from Isla Mujeres to FL, 175 miles SW of Tampa

http://tinyurl.com/2vnm6o




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