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T-10 gone in the wind

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by a1gunner, May 24, 2008.

  1. a1gunner

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    well went sailing today and it was relly blowing.
    started the race in last place :( but made it up to second :)

    then they abandoned the race due to exesive wind (it was suicidal)

    so on the way in we capsised.
    no big deal i thought.

    well the under current were so strong that it lifted out a third sail!
    (on my boat there is a large 3rd sail which can be lifted up to boost speed)

    anyway, becaue this was up everytime we lifted it back up it would tip over again and pulling the sail back in in the water is hard.

    anyway, even with the hepl of a safety boat it was still too windy to get it right so had to start cutting bits off:eek:

    also bits were snapping off in the wind:(

    there are now its missing and will cost around £100 to replace.
    bye bye T10:mad:

    i was doing well too, last to second place in less than 2 laps:rolleyes:

    i hope everyone else had a trash day to make me feel better:(
     
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    Well with that quote,who can blame them :D


    then they abandoned the race due to exesive wind (it was suicidal)
     
  3. a1gunner

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    it was bad though,

    its done more damage than i thaught was possible and the bits that have brocken are the bits i thought were invincible.

    i have even stood on the things:eek:

    its going to be a long and expencive re build:(
     
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    Well mate you could always sell your guns, I'd offer you £50 for the lot, then you're halfway to your £100 rebuild, :D

    Glad you're okay though.
     
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    i hope everyone else had a trash day to make me feel better:(

    Nope we all had a great day,and reading your post made it even better :D

    Only kidding mate,hope you get the boat sorted soon and its not to expensive to put right :):up::)
     
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    Sorry to hear that a1 :eek:
     
  7. Buzz

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    Are we talking "spinnaker" here A1??
     
  8. a1gunner

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    im okay but my brother let go of the boat and started to drift away! he coudnt swim fast enough, the saftey boats were streached becaue everyone needed help but i managed to signal to one to pick him up,
    i think hes okay:up:
    bit scary for me, id never let him know it but i love the git and i'd hate to lose him
     
  9. a1gunner

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    aesametric (asymmetric) gennaker but simmular thing:up:

    mine wont go down wind on a run but will go either side of it:up:
     
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  10. Buzz

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    So I guess it was set by accident in the capsize..not the sort of thing you'd set purposely in that sort of wind.
     
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    some times i tip over on purpose to give my brother a dunk in the drink if he deserves it but not in a race never mind the wind:D
     
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    What I meant was the gennaker is not usually used in high winds so it must have been set accidentally when your boat capsized.
     
  13. a1gunner

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    sorry yep,

    the under currents must have caught it and pulled it out of the chute:up:

    also as i tried to right it like 10 times it will have filled with water and come all the way out so when the boat did come back up the sail filed with ind and you're bacj to square one:(
     
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    That's a scary situation to be in and one I wouldn't want to experience, I do hope your bro' is okay and this doesn't put you off your sailing, so glad it didn't end in tragedy mate. :up:
     
  15. a1gunner

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    i was amazed they didnt do a tally system, it would have been so easy for someone to go missing:eek:

    they were lucky that there was enough safety cover:up:
    it was a scary situation and not one i want to be in again.
    the wind speed was hitting 30 knots when we went out but there were gusts of 40:eek:

    30 is border line before you hit the 'i have a death wish' wind condition
     
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    a1 have you made a final decision on the T-10 then? You're sure?
     
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    think so.
    always wanted another BSA
    plus from what buzz had said from the AA service it takes the S410 and Falcon out so BSA wins.

    not to get me them exams done then a job:)
     
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    I'm sorry to hear that a1 if it was like the wind we got over this side of wales today then you were lucky that was all the damage that was done
     
  19. a1gunner

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    one boat sank:eek:

    wave came over the top and it tipped to the side, filed with watter and sunk.

    fortunatley the boat was used as a training boat so had a long rope on it that the instructor would use to stop the pupil going off too far and the rope floated so they actually managedto lift it up:up:

    the person using it forgot to put in the flotation bag:rolleyes:
     
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    Sorry to here that you had a bad time today a1 i hope your bro is ok and that you get your boat soted soon.
     

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