GGR 2022

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1500nm of badness, hope all is good on the other-side.

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Jambalaya

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Do we know the wave that knocked him down destroyed the Hydrovane?

Could be just as easily that the HV just failed for whatever reason and that caused the boat to broach and get knocked down?

He was asleep, so he doesn't know either?

From what I understand the knockdown broke the hydro vane and a number of mainsail track sliders even with the main down and lashed to the boom. Simon was indeed asleep but hr reported that down below was a real mess. Given his experience I would imagine below decks was kept pretty ship shape so I can imagine the knockdown was violent with a wave breaking over the boat. That could well smash a lot of stuff including ripping the vane clean off. It could even have been a near roll ?

We'll learn more when he's ashore
 

oschonrock

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From what I understand the knockdown broke the hydro vane and a number of mainsail track sliders even with the main down and lashed to the boom. Simon was indeed asleep but hr reported that down below was a real mess. Given his experience I would imagine below decks was kept pretty ship shape so I can imagine the knockdown was violent with a wave breaking over the boat. That could well smash a lot of stuff including ripping the vane clean off. It could even have been a near roll ?

We'll learn more when he's ashore

How do we know which came first?
If he was asleep, how will he know?

I am not questioning the severity of the knockdown, but knockdowns can be caused by several root causes. Loss of steering, boat broaching, next wave knocks you down, is just as credible as "enormous wave", slide down at huge speed and can't keep downwind course at bottom and optionally pitch pole....

All we know is, the HV broke at "around the same time" as the boat got knocked down.
"Slightly before? Or during?" Not sure how we will find that out?

Neither is good, BTW. The HV shoudn't break in a knockdown. Maybe the actual "vane" part
(easily replaced) but not the more substantial components. Knockdowns are far too common for that.

When Abiliash was rolled in 2018 GGR, the only part of his windpilot that broke was the wooden "vane" part.
 

shebeen

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How do we know which came first?
If he was asleep, how will he know?

I am not questioning the severity of the knockdown, but knockdowns can be caused by several root causes. Loss of steering, boat broaching, next wave knocks you down, is just as credible as "enormous wave", slide down at huge speed and can't keep downwind course at bottom and optionally pitch pole....

All we know is, the HV broke at "around the same time" as the boat got knocked down.
"Slightly before? Or during?" Not sure how we will find that out?

Neither is good, BTW. The HV shoudn't break in a knockdown. Maybe the actual "vane" part
(easily replaced) but not the more substantial components. Knockdowns are far too common for that.

When Abiliash was rolled in 2018 GGR, the only part of his windpilot that broke was the wooden "vane" part.
agreed, surely there is something sacrificial on it that goes first and is easily replaceable?

On a nice bicycle you get a derailleur hanger. bang your expensive derailleur and the hanger bends/brakes. simple (relatively) cheap part to replace.
 

TheDragon

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Looks like Abilash survived, now doing 7 knots, but Kirsten is still in the middle of the front, running at 5 knots. Fingers crossed she survives too, then a relatively straight shot to the cape.
 

Laser1

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Looks like Abilash survived, now doing 7 knots, .
Just,

Knock-down! But all under control. Abhilash TomyOfficial reports that the wind has backed to the West after experiencing very strong winds of up to 60 knots. His Rustler 36 Bayanat is a bit of a mess inside after the knock-down when the front passed, but all crucial system are up and running, except for some issues with his electricity. He is sailing with a reefed staysail and is cleaning up the boat to get ready for the second blow in a few hours. Spirits are high and he sounds very alive!
 

Jud - s/v Sputnik

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Looks like Abilash survived, now doing 7 knots, but Kirsten is still in the middle of the front, running at 5 knots. Fingers crossed she survives too, then a relatively straight shot to the cape.

Remarkable that after 20,000 miles and over 150 days at sea, they’re basically neck and neck.
 
Anyone have an idea where Simon is heading for repairs? There doesn't seem to be very many places in that part of the world when you search for "welder" or "ship yard".

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He couldn't head for a better port for marine services than Pto Montt. A city of over 250,000 that has its major employment in fishing, aquaculture and ship repair. Check Canal Tenglo and Chinquihue on Google Earth. Also Chile's premier yachting centre. My base for most of the 17 years up until covid.
 
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littlechay

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Always thought Puerto Montt was a bit the end of the world...


And also Chile's premier fish market, but Chile's premier yachting centre, really?
I believe @littlechay knows it well too.
Almost certainly Chile's premier yachting centre. Chile is not known for its yachting centres ;)
 

Kolibri

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He couldn't head for a better port for marine services than Pto Montt. A city of over 250,000 that has its major employment in fishing, aquaculture and ship repair. Check Canal Tenglo and Chinquihue on Google Earth. Also Chile's premier yachting centre. My base for most of the 17 years up until covid.
Puerto Montt does look pretty incredible. Initially I wasn't looking that far north and wasn't finding much relative to repairs. Since then I've done some "Google maps tourism" of Puerto Montt. It definitely looks like the kind of place I would like to check out in person.
 

littlechay

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Always thought it was Valparaiso, but that must have been more like paradise for the old sailors, the real Cape Horners...
Yea I think Valpo has been going downhill for years. There are virtually no decent harbours, let alone marinas, on the coast of Chile north of Valdivia.
 

shebeen

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He couldn't head for a better port for marine services than Pto Montt. A city of over 250,000 that has its major employment in fishing, aquaculture and ship repair. Check Canal Tenglo and Chinquihue on Google Earth. Also Chile's premier yachting centre. My base for most of the 17 years up until covid.
What help does he need? If it was just parts and fitting then he could have gone to Ushuiia and done it himself with some manual labour under instruction, but I guess some experienced hands will make the fixes quicker.
 
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