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I was really p***** off yesterday when the halyard clutch ripped off the mast.

 

cheers John,

 

sorry to hear about the clutch. Bummer... 2:1 is the way to go. Bruce did a good job on the 2:1 that I had put on. Was worth it.

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We were folding the screecher, and the new guy kept holding onto the sheet, which mean't it was harder to roll up the screecher, so it didn't roll up tidily.

The screecher was flogging so I wanted to get it down (still on a reach doing +15kn) so told the crew to lower (on the leeward side). Usually we let the halyard go, and it falls onto the tramp, but the new crew was letting it down, the other crew, thinking it was caught stepped onto the tramp to figure it out, thus upsetting the equilibrium.

The leeward ama caught, and went under, the prod and pulpit went under right up to the anchor well and it sat there till the crew on the tramp (water up to his waste) managed to scramble up off the tramp, and into the cockpit. I remember thinking did I have my phone on me or in the cabin, and it was handy that coastguard would be close to tip me back up again. That's how long we were in the precarious state.

I reckon Hyper would have had a good view of it all.

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I remember thinking did I have my phone on me or in the cabin, and it was handy that coastguard would be close to tip me back up again. That's how long we were in the precarious state.

 

Did you not think of easing anything in this "precarious state" john?? Haha :lol: :shock:

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The leeward ama caught, and went under, the prod and pulpit went under right up to the anchor well and it sat there till the crew on the tramp (water up to his waste) managed to scramble up off the tramp, and into the cockpit.

 

nice. when the same thing happens but with a reef and number 3 jib and the mast step is under water its even funner!

 

gives you a lot more confidence to push it after a few of them :wink:

 

Ryan what are your upgrades? its the first time iv heard someone describe new antifoul (which apparently takes 4 months?) as upgrades?

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Ryan what are your upgrades? its the first time iv heard someone describe new antifoul (which apparently takes 4 months?) as upgrades?

 

Along with the Antifoul comes alot of strengthening for the crawler;

Centrecase

Beam Mounts

Traveller

Front water stay chainplate.

 

For all this it will take 4months in the winter... Guess we dont all have a shed we can build a boat in ay Samin... and besides i'll be back in the water in just over a month :P

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