I really want to get a buoy for the top of the mast since it seems to turtle quick. it's so hard to right it when it turtles, any suggestions? i use the extra rope around the hull and i weight about 150lbs, it seems to come up easier from a turtled position if i walk to the rear of the hulls...
How and where does the water usually get in side the hulls?
Yeah tell me, especially if the mast fills up. I used to think it was silly to have a float, but recently after 40 minutes, with the top ten feet of my sail in the mud, in 25 plus kt wind, I changed my mind.
Its relatively easy to lift into the wind, when the wind is light, but thats not usually when you are having these troubles, when you are more experienced, its generally in strong wind. I usually go over coming about, being too slow to move forward, and the back wind on the jib tips it over backwards. As a result I tend to gibe in stronger wind.
But in strong wind, the problem is the sail continues right over again, and sometimes even with you hanging on the opposite hull.
If you are pitch poling, you have too much weight forward. If you are sailing two up, its pretty much guaranteed to happen.
I think the water gets in though the pylons.