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  1. Trickypig

    RAINMAKER DISMASTED OFF HATTERAS IN GALE

    Was the waterspout that PJ speaks of mentioned in any of the accounts of the incident made at the time? I don't recall the word `waterspout' used by the crew at all...
  2. Trickypig

    RAINMAKER DISMASTED OFF HATTERAS IN GALE

    i'm thinking… coming into summer in the Northern Hemisphere with lotsa new foilers and lotsa new crashes. :huh:
  3. Trickypig

    RAINMAKER DISMASTED OFF HATTERAS IN GALE

    Yes maybe, but I don't think she has sunk. I have a bet with you RM is found….
  4. Trickypig

    RAINMAKER DISMASTED OFF HATTERAS IN GALE

    You may be touching on a mindset that was aboard Rainmaker. i.e. this boat works because of all the systems… and when they all went down it makes the boat seem inoperative. However the boat mostly doesn't need them. 1.Rudder : OK 2.Rig: I've never had to jury rig a boat offshore but I see it...
  5. Trickypig

    RAINMAKER DISMASTED OFF HATTERAS IN GALE

    Sneeze on a Star and the rig goes over…
  6. Trickypig

    RAINMAKER DISMASTED OFF HATTERAS IN GALE

    I don't think that the steering was ever down. Since it is a sailboat it's either manual hydraulic or chain and cable/dyneema. Either way steering should have been just fine. emergency tillers… Now there's an issue. I'm not much of a multi sailor; maybe someone else knows the common setup.
  7. Trickypig

    RAINMAKER DISMASTED OFF HATTERAS IN GALE

    The focus on water coming into the saloon shouldn't be as big an issue. It's when it gets down the companionway and into the hulls that you have a sinking issue. The electronics/electrics failure should be installed in any pilothouse with some thoughts of weatherproofing and even then it is...
  8. Trickypig

    RAINMAKER DISMASTED OFF HATTERAS IN GALE

    That's not quite true but if there was no lip to the companionway then this could be a concern. The only reference to the issue: "The port forward window is gone. We were getting rainwater and salt spray in the salon The port companionway hatch could be an issue if seas get bigger. George...
  9. Trickypig

    RAINMAKER DISMASTED OFF HATTERAS IN GALE

    It's a big ocean and many boats have been abandoned and found months later. Cheeki Rafiki was looked for and not found until months later. MAIB still not released on that one? My money is on it being found. Edit: Just looked at UK MAIB website. Investigation on Cheeky Rafiki incident...
  10. Trickypig

    RAINMAKER DISMASTED OFF HATTERAS IN GALE

    Prefer a helicopter.
  11. Trickypig

    RAINMAKER DISMASTED OFF HATTERAS IN GALE

    I though you were a fan of the GBs?
  12. Trickypig

    RAINMAKER DISMASTED OFF HATTERAS IN GALE

    Off Cape Hatteras is known as the `Graveyard'. 360nm south and in the `Pacific' Phaedo lost her rig. Two different environments.
  13. Trickypig

    RAINMAKER DISMASTED OFF HATTERAS IN GALE

    Panebreaker
  14. Trickypig

    RAINMAKER DISMASTED OFF HATTERAS IN GALE

    I've got to agree that Moonduster gave us a blow by blow critique of his boat loss and from it we can learn lessons. I've fucked up but I'm always loathe to tell those stories so kudos to him. The Rainmaker `expose' doesn't teach us much. Maybe the hydraulic oil thing and maybe something about...
  15. Trickypig

    RAINMAKER DISMASTED OFF HATTERAS IN GALE

    I'd bloody well hope so given the `enclosure' to the indoors are clears on a bolt rope track. It does mean that the failure of the windows shouldn't be cause for sinking but he did say the companionway wouldn't close properly and what with broken glass and hydraulic fluid everywhere….
  16. Trickypig

    RAINMAKER DISMASTED OFF HATTERAS IN GALE

    Not flaming… but rigs go over on many boats yet there was a cascading list of failures here... electrics, electronics, companionway integrity, wide open slippery space and broken glass underfoot. Was the design prone or not prone to these issues?
  17. Trickypig

    RAINMAKER DISMASTED OFF HATTERAS IN GALE

    and furthermore a Penalty Box video of Rainmakers delivery not so long ago…. happier days
  18. Trickypig

    RAINMAKER DISMASTED OFF HATTERAS IN GALE

    Re: electrics/electronics. The designer could only have designed the saloon as little more than an enclosed hard dodger; with the companionway being the access to belowdecks. It is difficult to tell from the photos but it appears that the electronics above decks look to all be of weatherproof...
  19. Trickypig

    RAINMAKER DISMASTED OFF HATTERAS IN GALE

    If you want to be nice about this you should call him a `cunty cuntypants'


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