Alternative Mast Flotation device question

Discussion in 'Capri/Catalina 14 Talk' started by Rod, May 12, 2014.

  1. Rod

    Rod New Member

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    Hi!

    For those guys who have used milk or water gallons/jugs for mast flotation, how did it do with preventing turtling after capsizing?
    I was wondering how my fully inflated mooring bumpers would do for this purpose if attached to tip of mast.
    Any thoughts guys?

    Thanks
    Rod
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  2. DonS

    DonS Member

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    only one way to find out for sure. attach them, put it in the water and tip it over...
     
  3. Rod

    Rod New Member

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    Will surely try it next month.
     
  4. Rod

    Rod New Member

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    Was able to try it out today as water was too cold.this is what looks attached to my mast
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  5. Buzzz

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    I wonder if that tangle is indicative of what is to come when you hoist the main. Just a thought...
     
  6. Rod

    Rod New Member

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    Just tried my mast float shown above. Works great.
    I have never sailed in strong winds thus hav not capsized before. I am so impressed with how much it took for me to tip the boat. I weigh 160 lbs only but was able to easily right the boat with just hanging on the centerboard. Will post the video soon.
     

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