25 thoughts on “Yachting Monthly’s Crash Test Boat Capsize

  1. You state water came from vents, but was wondering if all seacocks were
    shut and if you are running a dry bilge.

  2. Guys, thank you for running this test It has certainly food for thought.
    If you don’t change your routines/disciplines after watching this, then you
    are foolhardy.

  3. Please enlighten me seemed that the boat did not return alone after the
    overturned upside down, or am I mistaken.

  4. When the boat was completely upside down, did it take pressure from the
    crane to upright? I didn’t think that would be possible, maybe I
    misunderstand what i think i’m seeing. And, not to underplay what would
    obviously be a crisis, “days to clean up” really illustrates your point
    about the 79 Fastnet. You -could- clean this up in days. The boat rolled to
    be sitting intact & high in the water. Great video, as always.

  5. Very interesting video. It seemed alot of water was coming from the high
    side as she rolled. Must have been trapped there from before. Great test
    though. P.S. is that boat going cheap now?!

  6. This is very interesting! I feel like buying latches and straps and adding
    them to my boat! Thank you for the test!

  7. Brilliant vid guys =) I love figuring out what’s going on down there when
    boats you see find their hulls in direct sunlight. Some of those boats you
    see getting slammed from the waves are just so strong. hope the boat
    recovered. =)

  8. I’ve always wondered, wouldn’t the drag caused by the sails in the water
    prevent the boat from going 180? And in the event it did go 180, wouldn’t
    the same drag be a factor against the boat’s re-rotating upward? Thank you.

  9. Interesting. Add 1000 pounds of gear flying around, containers broken open,
    electrical systems in operation, diesel motor running, fuel, sewage, storm
    wave action etc..

  10. The straps that the crane was pulling wrapped around the boat and attached
    to the top deck of the boat so when it was upside down the crane kept
    pulling on the straps to flip the boat right-side up. In a real capsize the
    boat may stay keel-up for a while unless a wave helps flip it over.

  11. yes, from 2 sources: the main entry to the cabin from the cockpit, and from
    the air vents (which can be shutoff to prevent spray/rain from getting in,
    but don’t hold up to being submerged). I don’t know why they didn’t explain
    that.

  12. Some boats right themselves and some don’t. Some boats go all the way over,
    and some don’t. The trouble with boat designs is that it’s a perfect 2×2
    matrix: You can have a boat that’s dynamically stable but not ultimately
    stable — which is what you want b/c that means it doesn’t roll but doesn’t
    stay, but you can also have the *exact* *opposite*. The scary thing about
    the big Vendee Globe boats, for example, is that once they go over, they
    stay that way.

  13. Thank you so much fot this test. A real eye opening sight that brings you
    closer to reality and the need to plan seriously for risk avoidance on
    board. Better see it now before it happens to you unprepared.

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