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 Post subject: capsize on a tiger
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:57 am 
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hi bought a tiger about 2 months ago and can sail it perfectly. The only problem is when we capsize, me and my father sail it. When we are both out on the wire and when we capsize my father has landed on the boom twice and both times snapped it unfortunatly, it is a 2003 boat. I was just wondering what other people do in the event of a capsize when both are trapezing and were they jump/land on as there is a very small gap between the boom and the tramp, any advice would be much appreciated as this is becoming a more costly event than should be expected!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:11 am 
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Grab whatever you can to deflect yourself from either the boom or the mainsail. They are both ready to break if you land on them.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:08 pm 
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On any cat, if you have time to sit down, sit down and hold on. Unhook when the boat comes to rest, climb down quickly to avoid turtle.

If the capsize happens quick, try to dive behind the main sail, you may break the shock cord, but you will be clear of the sail. My old 20 sail has a head dent from a crew that landedon the sail, but if it was a Tiger main, he would have gone right through.

Sometimes there is nothing you can do so ripping a sail is far better than injuring yourself on any hard piece of equipment. Avoid the boom. :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:25 am 
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http://catsailor.com/gallery/displayima ... at=0&pos=3

This is what you should try to do if you can not sit down and hold on.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:06 pm 
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Hammond wrote:
http://catsailor.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=topn&cat=0&pos=3

This is what you should try to do if you can not sit down and hold on.


Hmmm... Been there done that too many times. :?
Who is copying my login????

Michael :twisted:


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