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Re:capsizing/bailing question 8 years 2 weeks ago #217

  • mikeholt
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Ian, are you now over 300KG???? Explains a few things.....
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Re:capsizing/bailing question 8 years 2 weeks ago #218

  • cmradu
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See if I can explain --
* we're about 370lbs together, pretty coordinated
* never use the kite (novices), so never get the "rocket" angle.
* CB gaskets are simple polyester skirts
* boat bought without transom flaps so ours are home made; as of now we're never able to sail too far back in the boat w/o flooding it.
* water in the front tank is possible from the kite tube (it's made of two pieces, "glued" ) hence the low front
* (slow?) leak to side tanks certain, there is some hardware which I did not remove/seal and check after buying the boat, some other things possible.
-- I sailed the boat a number of times w/o problems, but dont have a capsizing routine. I don't scoop into the boat. I think I got into the boat with bailers open; I should open them once going. It seems working transom flaps are critical. Cold water numbs the mind, slows the muscles. I will try to simulate capsizing close to shore in the summer and re-read advice in this thread.
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Re:capsizing/bailing question 7 years 2 months ago #315

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I have an old parker that has the rectangular openings in the stern however the previous owner put carbon weep flaps that are tied forward so that they can open a centimeter or so when the boat is full of water and going fast, yes this is annoying when your going slow however you should be sitting farther forward. Also i have 2 flip down auto-bailers next to the centerboard trunk. One thing that you might want to do is replace your gaskets in the auto-bailers so they leak less. Cold water sailing is great, gives you more of an incentive to not capsize. Believe me I sail on superior.
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