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For the life of me I cannot see why Fullfoil is making comments such as those.

 

I am very grateful for all the help in getting wolfie upright again.

Adam and Russell off Taeping went out of their way to help the Coastguard who were just awesome.

 

No one should criticise any of the crew, they have all the sailed the boat many times before. I had complete faith in them when I lent them my boat, and I am even more impressed by all of their characters right now, I couldn't have left my boat in better hands.

In Kate we are very lucky to have a super experienced multihull crew who punches miles above her weight and is very willing to get in and do all the dirty jobs. She puts most guys I've ever sailed with to shame, and there isn't another multi out there that wouldn't jump at the chance to have her sail with them.

 

wolfy is a brute of a boat in those conditions and that is what I love about him.

It is very challenging to push it hard enough to be fast but stay within safe bounds. The Coastal start is a highlight where Wolfy was just on FIRE !

 

The multi club is a great bunch of guys who band together tightly in times of adversity. The offers of help have been fantastic. I wouldn't want to be doing anything else.

 

 

BTW, we won our Badminton tie in Whangarei !

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Was the hole caused in the impact with the water in the capsize, or beforehand? seems pretty nasty!

 

Best of luck getting her back on the water, The Wolf always looks good out there!

 

The hole was caused as the boat was being righted, and it caused by the massive amount of compression between the centre of buoyancy and the beam on which the bridle was attached.

The boom also only broke at the very last instant of being righted.

 

The outside of the boat the hole is the full side of the boat around 2m long and is far worse than the photo's on the site.

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[quote name="MrWolf

The hole was caused as the boat was being righted' date=' and it caused by the massive amount of compression between the centre of buoyancy and the beam on which the bridle was attached.

The boom also only broke at the very last instant of being righted.

 

The outside of the boat the hole is the full side of the boat around 2m long and is far worse than the photo's on the site.[/quote]

 

Mr Wolf,

Did they right the boat end over end or sideways?

Curious as to how the float saw so much compression

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excuse my ignorants

how did it turn turtle? just a wind gust? water looks very flat so I would not have thought it would have burred the nose into the back of a wave

 

They sent it, and it went arse over bow.

 

No waves were required just a plenty strong gust.

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[Mr Wolf,

Did they right the boat end over end or sideways?

Curious as to how the float saw so much compression

 

They righted it end over end.

 

The Main beam is quite far aft on Wolfy, so it has very little leverage just as its coming up, so I'd guess that's what caused it.

 

i don't know of any tri's righted sideways, they just drag across the surface of the water.

 

To stop it dragging they had two guys sitting on each float to hold it down so ther back would dig in, then after that happens the bow can lift out.

 

They broke some very heavy rope so i'd guess they are seeing in the region of 6 tonnes of load.

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if they righted it end over end then the arse would have sunk down when the bows came up, pressure built up in the hull then finally.. POP!

 

 

Wrong Jordan.

 

This was a compressive failure, we know this because the break is inwards.

 

Not an outward explosion like you describe.

 

There is a risk associated with "egg Shell" methods of construction such as Tortured ply, this is what happens when they fail.

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