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    Default Re: 17,5 m cat pitchpoled in marina berth by wind

    Quote Originally Posted by Minn View Post
    Thank you! There is a moral in that story...
    And also a get out for the insurance company

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    Default Re: 17,5 m cat pitchpoled in marina berth by wind

    Quote Originally Posted by Minn View Post
    Thank you! There is a moral in that story...
    God thinks catamarans are ugly too? After all, He is only known to have designed one boat, and that was a monohull.
    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

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    Default Re: 17,5 m cat pitchpoled in marina berth by wind

    Quote Originally Posted by Spyro View Post
    And also a get out for the insurance company
    I would expect the insurance to pay out; they allow a certain amount of ignorance, laziness & stupidity! It's gross negligence where they'll decline to pay. Leaving your halyard attached to the sail I would not describe as gross negligence.

    A 200 mph microburst coming along, pulling on the halyard, hoisting the sail causing a 60' boat to pitch pole is not something anyone could reasonably expect to happen as a consequence of the slight laziness of not fastening the halyard somewhere safer. At worst you might expect a damaged sail cover!

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    Default Re: 17,5 m cat pitchpoled in marina berth by wind

    In the top right of the video you can see the mast of the 44m super yacht as it is knocked down just after the cat flips. A tad breezy indeed.

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    Default Re: 17,5 m cat pitchpoled in marina berth by wind

    Quote Originally Posted by JumbleDuck View Post
    God thinks catamarans are ugly too? After all, He is only known to have designed one boat, and that was a monohull.
    But that one had a Perkins diesel rather than sails.

    Richard

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    Default Re: 17,5 m cat pitchpoled in marina berth by wind

    Quote Originally Posted by RichardS View Post
    But that one had a Perkins diesel rather than sails.
    But only two horsepower. And two kangaroo power, and two pangolin power, and two shrew power and two haddock power and ...
    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

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    Default Re: 17,5 m cat pitchpoled in marina berth by wind

    Quote Originally Posted by RichardS View Post
    But that one had a Perkins diesel rather than sails.

    Richard
    No it was a Kelvin

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    Default Re: 17,5 m cat pitchpoled in marina berth by wind

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk View Post
    Fortunately we don’t get many tornadoes in Essex.
    Not many, but some. In 2000 I was sailing past the Essex coast when we sighted a waterspout descending from a cloud less than a mile away. A column rose out of the sea and they met, continuing for several minutes. We were ready to drop the sails and motor like hell if it came any closer. Fortunately it dissipated without getting any closer.
    One hull good, two hulls better.

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    Default Re: 17,5 m cat pitchpoled in marina berth by wind

    Quote Originally Posted by snowleopard View Post
    Not many, but some. In 2000 I was sailing past the Essex coast when we sighted a waterspout descending from a cloud less than a mile away. A column rose out of the sea and they met, continuing for several minutes. We were ready to drop the sails and motor like hell if it came any closer. Fortunately it dissipated without getting any closer.
    I've see a waterspout off the Mull of Kintyre and two or three years ago I saw, from Port Bannatyne, a tornado touch ground in the hills behind Wemyss Bay. Very impressive.
    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

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    Default Re: 17,5 m cat pitchpoled in marina berth by wind

    I don't know about over the sea, but apparently, the UK has more tornadoes per unit land area anywhere in the world - except the Netherlands

    In deference to another thread, here's my evidence https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/art...-tornado-alley

    Sorry, I forgot, the BBC is just another fake news & remoaner misinformation site
    Steve
    Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.

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