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Post: "Heavy Weather Tactics On W32"

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Frank and Melanie Scalfano

Lee,

The article did not mention the "Pilot," unless I missed it. Is this boat the only W32 that has been lost at sea? Also, that article and others talk about "modern designs" and surfing, neither one of which I expect apply to the W32. One more question; in the linked article, using a sea anchor should result in a speed to leeward of around 1 knot. Is this sufficient to destroy the tiller and/or rudder? I do not have any experience in storm conditions, but I imagine being hit by following waves, which should be traveling faster than the boat if a drogue is being used, would be a greater strain on the rudder than moving backwards at 1 knot into the lee of the boat.

Frank

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