Posted 16 January 2010 - 02:52 PM
[quote name='Toby' post='2668754' date='Jan 14 2010, 06:46 PM'][quote name='isma' post='2668377' date='Jan 14 2010, 03:57 PM'][quote name='Dixie' post='2668329' date='Jan 14 2010, 03:36 PM'][quote name='Toby' post='2667874' date='Jan 14 2010, 09:13 AM'][quote name='Dixie' post='2667566' date='Jan 14 2010, 09:32 AM'][quote name='Dixie' post='2667410' date='Jan 14 2010, 05:25 AM']The race tracker is showing that the multi hull Crosswinds is heading into Marathon. More info as I get it.[/quote]
Crosswinds had a small hole in their hull and had to retire. They radioed the CG and at least two racing boats stood by. They are all safe and the boat is now on the travel lift in Marathon Key.
If Crosswinds is an F-27 Formula, why on earth would they need any outside assistance for leak??? It will be interesting to hear what (speedo, ama hatch or port, etc.) leaked. Nice to have boats standby, but you'd think they would pretty safe with three hulls.
What I heard from people on the course is that they were actively taking on water - as in around 18" of water and were actively bailing.
Everyone's safe so we can make jokes, right? The boat is foam cored (read, cannot sink), and each ama individually can support much more than the weight of the boat, right? Archimedes be damned, we're sinking!
Granted, it was dark and they were almost five miles from shore in warm water, but this is funny. The F-27 draws about 18" with the board up, a leak in the hull would cause the water in the hull to rise to about 18" as the ama flotation kicks in. It will reach a static condition, bailing will just make room for the same volume of water to enter.
Exactly! Would be neat to find out what took place.
one of the guys on the boat told me they hit something and tore up the centerboard trunk