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aro



Joined: 26 Oct 2009
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Location: Sweden, Limhamn

Close to the edge   Posted: Thu 29 Apr 10, 20:58    Reply with quote

Hi again,

Just learning the ropes. Been out and broken two battenboxes and one batten (no 4 from top). Maybee if a batten can reach a shroud it should not be in carbon?

Now I'm thinking of the danger signs. What signs are there that show me the end is near but capsize will NOT happen.

And what signs are there that if I see them then I can expect to crash, over forward

or traditional capsize to leeward.

And is it possible to stuff and almost stop but recover?
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Oscar



Joined: 26 Aug 2008
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Location: USA, North East

   Posted: Sat 01 May 10, 16:31    Reply with quote

If you have to ask you are waaay too close.
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tpaliwoda



Joined: 03 Nov 2006
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Location: USA, Raritan YC, Perth Amboy, New Jersey

   Posted: Sat 01 May 10, 22:13    Reply with quote

I think all boats will behave differently. Some boats have more volume in their ammas than others. But I do know that all the ammas on the older boats have enough volume to support the entire boat by a wide margin.

I have had mine almost covered - especially through waves - with no effect.

But again, the best prevention is to reef for the gusts. If you do that you will always be playing it safe.
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