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Old 07-09-2007, 05:09 PM   #1
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We had a spectacular weekend for sailing in Long Beach and I had the entire crew all jazzed and ready for some good sailing. We pulled out of the harbor and raised the mainsail, shut-down the engine and started cranking in the genoa in about 20 knots of warm breeze. The boat was heeled nicely at about 25 degrees....and suddenly SNAP!!

The entire boat shuddered and I saw the mast doing some funky stuff. It took everyone a few moments to realize what had happened. I quickly turned-up and released the geni. The crew had the main down in seconds.

I'm just glad it happened when it did before we got out past the breakwater where it was blowing 30knots...that could have been a REALLY bad day.

A new set of shrouds were #2 on my list for later this summer behind the water maker. I guess they let me know how they felt about that. Wisdom for the weekend: If you think you need to replace rigging, you do.
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