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JoeyG

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It looks like they're just about re-righted.  I see a boat on the far side and personally know they turtle.
Having done this myself in a mkII. If the water is shallow enough and the bottom soft enough the boat will not go turtle. 

 

Cal20sailor

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Having done this myself in a mkII. If the water is shallow enough and the bottom soft enough the boat will not go turtle. 
I thought of that after I posted, they may just have dug the mast in.  You're right.  I have been on a 27 that turtled pretty quickly, as in it never paused and know the 31 turtles quickly as well.  Hope they recovered it with minimum damage. 

 

JoeyG

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how do you turn them over?
You set up a bridal forward and aft. Hook it to a powerful tow vessel. Pull the boat into the wind/seas stern first as fast as you can and the sterns will dig in causing the boat to flip back over. 

 

Sailabout

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You set up a bridal forward and aft. Hook it to a powerful tow vessel. Pull the boat into the wind/seas stern first as fast as you can and the sterns will dig in causing the boat to flip back over. 
sorry I meant the first part, how do you flip one in the first place?

 
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JoeyG

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sounds like something you could do offshore, where was that flip and what sails were up?
I did it in sarasota bay in 18kts with gusts higher, just got hit at the wrong time the wrong way. Still won the class at the regatta though. 

 

DaveK

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I'll let Bill tell the details since it's his boat but we were racing on a very windy day.....  I have the same boat and the 2 women I had as crew had zero kite experience so I just elected to sail sans kite and make the best of it. But Bill is a really good sailor and he did otherwise and took off....This is on Lake Travis in Austin and here's a snapshot of sailflow..

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Chidz

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And here's a vid of the re-righting
whoa  - what happened to the rig? & who was crazy enough to swim underneath with all those stray ropes to undo the bolts of the floats? That seems a bit dangerous considering they are relatively easy righting using the recommended standard technique (as mentioned by JoeyG) ... but then I wasn't there and don't know what else was going down ...

 

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