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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:06 am 
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Remember that as the TI rotates back up right, as you recover, you are using your body as a counter-weight and you're going to land on your back. As the mast/sail comes back up out the water, the TI will rotate faster as water is shed from the sail and the mast goes to vertical.
I sailed a Hobie Cat for years and had a lot of practice doing recoveries.
On my first practice recovery, the TI righted a lot faster than I had planned and I ended up with a mouthful of water. I thought that the ama across the hull from me was going to whack me when the hull righted...but as I hit the water it simply splashed me in the face. By the third recovery, I was fairly confident what I was doing. But I still wouldn't want to do a recovery in rough water in a high wind. The best policy is not to have to do a recovery!
And please wear a PFD...after three practice runs I was pretty tired.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:48 am 
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Thank you so much, great advice. Do you know how to make a sleeve for the bow person which will be me. It was fun getting sopping wet in the nice warm water but in the winter it would be not so fun. I think you can buy them but other people make them. Any ideas for a simple solution?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:54 pm 
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You really have to work at it to flip one of these. Having been at a nearly 90 degrees sideways on a rogue 16 foot wave that formed in an unusual interference pattern in the middle of Puget Sound, I can tell you these boats are incredibly stable.
The roller furling is the key safety element, any time you are feeling unsure, pop the sheet loose, pull that furling line and BAM - sail off. You are going to love your boat!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:55 pm 
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Steve0 wrote:
You really have to work at it to flip one of these.
Until someone casually bumps the locking cap of the leeward Aka brace with their elbow,.. :o :shock: :arrow:

Then it's bath time. :oops:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:56 pm 
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NOHUHU wrote:
Steve0 wrote:
You really have to work at it to flip one of these.
Until someone casually bumps the locking cap of the leeward Aka brace with their elbow,.. :o :shock: :arrow:

Then it's bath time. :oops:

and be carefull what you put in the rear paddle holder: if it is too big it presses the brace upwards and it can pop loose (happened to me twice with a boathook in de paddleholder, luckily it was the windward side otherwise we would have flipped :? )

now we always have the tramps on so that isn't as big of a problem as it would have been :)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:05 am 
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stringy wrote:
Any time you want to 'crew' the TI for the capsize demo just let me know.


Stringy - In the name of Science, next time we have the opportunity, I think we should do this on camera.

:idea: Or perhaps we should have a race between the Northern and the Southern Hemisphere TI owners. The 1st 2 person team to post a video clip of successfully righting a capsized TI is the winner. How simple a contest can it be. Who knows what the prize may be hey Matt :roll:

The clock starts............. wait for it ............... now.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:28 am 
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Great idea. Do it in slow motion.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:14 pm 
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Like this:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvk4D-GlUgE&feature=player_detailpage[/youtube]

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:55 pm 
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Looks like they've perfected that manuever :lol: 8) :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:35 pm 
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That is one great clip. Reminds me of when I capsized the AI in 35 knots except mine went over very quickly with the tramps deployed. Almost impossible to capsize even an AI without open tramps though or some gear failure. Follow the righting procedure though and it comes back over just as easily, BUT REMEMBER TO HAVE THE MAINSHEET OR SOME OTHER CONNECTION PRIOR TO RIGHTING OR YOU WILL BE OUT THERE MINUS YOUR CRAFT WHEN IT TURNS OVER AND JUST BLOWS AWAY..Pirate

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:50 pm 
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Good point Pirate. I haven't capsized yet but I can imaging in the heat of the moment, when you are righting after being upside down, it would be easy to forget. And as it sails off in the distance and you are bobing around in the middle of the Pacific thinking to yourself " Oh, yeah, I remember Pirate once saying.............."

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:56 pm 
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Wow that is exactly what I mean. Does anyone know if they are showing the 45s on TV? Does VerSus have it? hOW MANY KNOTS WAS THE WIND BLOWING IN THAT VIDEO?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:00 pm 
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35+ knots that day

Funny thing- all my disasters seem to happen in slow motion.

Seriously though, watch out for those lines, hooks and tethers as she goes over. The worse thing may be getting your legs wrapped up under the boat and tramps. Never swim under the boat when she is hulied.

Other than that - enjoy the ride! :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:10 pm 
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Now I am scared. How do I keep from getting tangled if we go over? It happens so fast should I jump? I am 76 and love sailing but I do not want to drowned doing it. Thanks for any suggestions


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:15 pm 
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I hope I'm still sailing at 76 joker.

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