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#1 Frank

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 06:14 AM

I have read recent news articles on the unfortunate loss of Waimanu, a Townson 32.

It seems that she was punching into a decent sea and a shroud let go, then the collapsed mast punched a hole in the hull etc. 

Can anyone confirm the point of failure of the shroud ie, was it that.....
 

- The chain plate tore free of the hull.

- The hull structure failed around the plate

- The chain plate fastenings failed.

- The wire parted at the swage or failed in itself.

 

Just curious as it may have implications for other boats of a similar vintage and construction.


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#2 Fish

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 08:39 AM

Chain plate failed ripping a hole in the deck. There is an extensive thread around here somewhere, I'll see if I can find it.
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Posted 28 December 2017 - 09:39 AM

Here is the link to the topic of the sinking / rescue

 

In that thread, there are various links to his blog page, face book page and news stories that give a lot of insight into his trip, and the cause of failure.

 

http://crew.org.nz/f...anu#entry195517


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Posted 28 December 2017 - 09:41 AM

If you are interested in chain plate failure, here is a thread warning of that very issue, and subsequent discussion around it.

http://crew.org.nz/f...hl=chain plates


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 05:02 AM

Here is the link to the topic of the sinking / rescue

 

In that thread, there are various links to his blog page, face book page and news stories that give a lot of insight into his trip, and the cause of failure.

 

http://crew.org.nz/f...anu#entry195517

Excellent , thanks for that !


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