dmitri-drogue in a hurricane.
I would look into a Jordan series drogue.
I have been in 60 + knots on my 37 foot sailboat for 20 hours on this drogue
and in hurricane force winds for 39 hours last year.
This drogue saved our boat last year.
3 others boats went down one being a Swan and also Sir Peter Branson's 90
footer was severely damaged.. I saw winds of 80 knots gusting higher and
seas of 60 feet.
We were much further offshore than in the attached article and VIDEO of the
coast guard rescue of one boat where the skipper died. Therefore the winds
and seas were greater.
It was rather unnerving to hear Herb the weatherman tell us to prepare for
That night we heard the Coast Guard asking all ships in the area to look out
for men in the water.
All in all I know is that the Jordan drogue saved us from damage or being
We had waves totally submerge the boat many many times; one crewmember was
up to his armpits in the cockpit. But Amel and Jordan kept us safe.
The only problem is that the bridle of the drogue sits against the backstays
of the mizzen and we had to add chafe gear and check every hour for chafe.
It also prevented us from winching in one leg of the drogue to put us square
stern to the waves. I am working on the solution.
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of dshkipin
Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 3:40 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] ISAF Category 1 modifications
Thanks for the reply. I totally got the idea behind the keel-stepped mast
issue. My boat is deck-stepped so that makes sense now - Thank You! ATN sail
is the last resort but thats about all I can do short of some serious
rigging adjustments. I do see how its not perfect, though, but nothing ever
is. I think my NOR race deleted trysail requirement, but I will double
check. I still need to get a drogue - I need something easy to set and take
back - I could not find any easy solutions yet. I took the middle stanchion
off completely and rigged two wires over the entire opening with a clip at
the end. The bilge pump is mounted right next to the stair and discharges
into an added thruhull - it was that way when I got the boat. The autohelm
is a two unit system - upper unit is a windvane and a lower unit is a rudder
that attaches to stern. I got the Vetus hatches that have handles that
open/close from both sides. On goits you can drill in a pin that can be
pushed in from outside and pushed out from inside. Thanks again for all the
--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, kimberlite <kimberlite@...> wrote:
ATN sail. I also store it in the port cockpit locker as the sail lockersare
dangerous in a blow.a
storm trysail mounted on the main mast.55-60
a severe storm 300 miles south of Bermuda on a 37 foot boat. Last year Igot
caught in hurricane force winds for 39 hours (Herb the weatherman told usto
prepare for survival conditions). 70-96+ knots. There were 5 boats betweenboth
sides with the hatch locked?yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of dshkipin
Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2010 10:46 PMyahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] ISAF Category 1 modificationsremember
any other items. How do you know your boat does not require Bermuda bolt?the
to let me know,require
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