Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Windows in the cockpit
Eric, With the cockpit filled with water , did water make its way past the seals and into the engine room ? Pat SM123
From: eric kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Aug 26, 2014 10:50 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Windows in the cockpit
If you google "prepare for survival conditions" you will see an article about us in a hurricane for 36 hours with winds to 100 knots and seas 60 feet.
we had the companionway closed and all the curtains up.
The curtains held up well bud did eventually separate at the zippers . we sewed th zippers closed. now I have added webbing to either side of the zippers so we can tie then closed if the zippers fail..
we had waves break over the entire boat and all I saw numerous times was the two masts sticking out of the sea. this went on at least hourly for the entire hurricane as we were stern to the wind and waves on a Jordan series drogue.
we never took a drop of water below. The speed that the cockpit drains is amazing.
Eric Sm 376 Kimberlite