Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel rigging
Would you by chance know what happened to this SM? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMZIwHJSt2M
I agree with what you are saying about emergency procedures. Every situation is different and may require a different solution. Still I do believe that there is value in trying to imagine how to prepare ourselves where possible. With regards to the triatic stay, I have wondered if bringing the termination on the mizzen down to a reachable height using a block at the masthead might be worth considering. I know that a number of ketch rigs are setup with way and I believe the term is "spring stay".
SV Sueno, Maramu #220
From: Bill Kinney greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 3:43 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel rigging
I am quite sure that if the main mast came down, in short order the triatic connection would bring down the mizzen as well—or break itself! If the mizzen rigging failed, we would have to figure something out. It would be an ugly tangle...
On this topic and others, I learned a lot watching the Yachting Monthly Crash Test Boat videos, available on Youtube.
The dismasting, and the fire on board segments were especially instructive, but all are well worth a look. Certainly, the hacksaw did a bang up job in their testing. For wires laying across the deck, a premium set of bolt cutters might be fastest, but it would be awkward or unusable for those that go directly over the side.
So much of what we read and discuss about emergency procedures is speculation, or guesses about what might work that is presented as authoritative fact by “experts". I learned this while I was putting together a demonstration for a Man-overboard recovery class. Somethings that were presented as “best practice” barely worked at all, other things which nobody expected to work were first rate.
SM #160, Harmonie
“Ships and men rot in port."