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 Post subject: righting an h14 turbo
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:07 am 
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This is my first season with a cat and i find the 14 good for single handed sailing. I had my first capsize this week in a strong gust the boat pitchpoled as I did not release the main in time. I had a righting line - just a rope attached to the base of the mast but i could not get the boat up again. I am 13st/182lbs/85kg and thought I would have no problem. The wind was about 14mph. I tried moving forward on the float to bring the boat up into wind but it stayed mostly across the wind. In the end i had to get help from a rib. Anyone got any tips?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:41 pm 
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Depends on wind and possibly currents too. Not always easy to pivot the boat around, so moving fore and aft on the hull or possibly swimming and holding the bow to swing it around.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:48 am 
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Thanks Matt, I will try swimming to bring the bow into the wind and see if that works.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:44 am 
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Also you will want to have the righting line higher than the midline of the boat. The front pylon works well. :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:52 am 
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Thanks, I will give that a go as well.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:56 pm 
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Hey guys im 14 years old and i just got my own hobie 14. Its a 1985 red apoxie ive been told its one of the lightest boats on the water im not so sure about that though....Im looking for 2 thing a mainblock and a new tramp if you have any items you'd like to offer selling i would be greatly apreciated


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