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Lee Perry

If you are not tired of me yet, lets take a look at the picture of Satori on the beach. We can learn a few things here. Her jibsail has been taken off, the staysail and staysail boom are lashed down to the deck, the storm staysail is rigged, the mainsail is well secured, the main boom is lashed in the gallows, both running backs are rigged, the main hatch is open, and the tiller is amidship.
The staysail sheeted on portside suggests she was at some point sailing or hove to on starboard tack. Was the tiller tied to leeward and just worked itself free or was it tied midship before leaving is unclear. What is clear is this boat was not just drifting through this storm but was sailing downwind under staysail taking the seas on her stern and moving with the storm not against it. She was rigged properly.
ok I will give it a rest. Lee

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