Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hurricane and canvas.
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We encountered 50 (analog gauge tops out at that at the helm) and began, at one point, tp see some corners go. I carry a couple different nylon twine sizes aboard. I use them to mend nets. I was able to seize up the corners with twine and fasten them down (I think i fastened the corners to the handrail). The twine is like a sailors duct tape. Different sizes help.
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From: "kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 9/9/17 1:06 AM (GMT-04:00)
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hurricane and canvas.
Just to expand, the Raymarine instruments including the cockpit chart plotter are very waterproof. After being submerged many times we had no problems with the instruments, We also had no water down below.
We had the Jordan drogue out when the wind got round 50 knots, thus the stern was to the waves.
We also had the entire cockpit enclosure up. We call it the doghouse. It withstood the wind for almost the entire hurricane. The last 6 hours the zipper on the rear enclosure, which was facing directly into the wind started to come apart. We took some sail thread and sewed the zippers shut.
I now have the same enclosure but, I have had loops made of webbing sewn into the rear enclosure on either side of the zippers about every 10 inches. If necessary I can tie the
loops together and take the strain off the zippers..
If you have taken the dodger off you know what a pain it is. When I had it off for repair,
I had the sail maker put zippers the width of the dodger where the supports go. I just have to unzip them and remove the forward bolt rope to remove the dodger.
Eric SM 376 kimberlite
----- Original Message -----
From: "kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]"
Date: Friday, September 8, 2017 5:25 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hurricane Prep
> ----- Original Message -----
> Date: Friday, September 8, 2017 5:14 pm
> Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hurricane Prep
> To: Duaneamelyachtowners@...,
> > Duane,
> > We had Kimberlite under water with just the masts sticking out
> > of the sea in a hurricane.
> > We must have been submerged at least 30 times without any
> > on the instruments and we had no water damage.
> > Fair Winds,
> > Eric
> > Sm 376 Kimberlite
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]"
> > Date: Friday, September 8, 2017 3:08 pm
> > Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hurricane Prep
> > To: amelyachtowners@...
> > > Our boat has a piece of vinyl that attaches to the top of
> > > dodger and forms a curtain just in front of the helm seat,
> > > the way across the cockpit. It also has a zipped doorway for
> > > the companionway.
> > >
> > >
> > > It seems that it would help protect the instruments from
> > > and keep water from going down into the companionway drop
> > > doorway.
> > >
> > >
> > > The minus point is that if it shreds (and it is in good
> > > it will beat the boat up. What is the common wisdom on this,
> > > use it or not?
> > >
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Duane
> > > Wanderer, SM #477
> > >