If your boat gets knocked down by a 30ft wave in a hurricane, what happens below decks, and how can you prepare for it?
While the carpenters and stainless team work on the last details of our hard dodger, we’re busy fitting bolts, hoses and more bilge pumps inside our sailboat in an effort to minimise the damage that will happen if we broach in a typhoon during our passage across the Pacific to Alaska and Canada.
It’s not just the deck which will get smashed, but everything below. In a harrowing account of what happened aboard SV Kelaerin, we have learned some valuable lessons. You can read more details of their story on our blog here.
And if you haven’t already purchased a copy of Peter Bruce’s Heavy Weather Sailing we recommend you find a copy. Packed with case studies, this is what they say about it…
“For 50 years Heavy Weather Sailing has been regarded as the ultimate international authority on surviving storms at sea aboard sailing and motor vessels.”
“If you buy no other book for your voyage, buy this one.”
– Pete Goss
“This book is an institution.”
– Practical Boat Owner
“The ultimate survival handbook.”
– Yachting World
Peace and fair winds!
Liz, Jamie and Millie xxx
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