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This is the All New

Rick White's Power Righting System

No longer will you have to hump and jump and still not get the boat upright. And this system fits all catamarans. Take a look at how simply this operates.

This system employs a carbon fiber righting pole that is attached to the underside of the mainbeam. While underway, it goes under the tramp and attaches to the rear beam -- safely tucked out of the way where it will not offer any wind or water resistance to slow you down.

Once capsized, you merely release the pole from the rear beam and swing it out perpendicular to the boat.

Now, we know that if the pole just stayed perpendicular to the hulls and was just an extension of the mast, the pole would be in the water before the boat was completely righted.

So, we made the attachment point to the main beam a universal joint so the pole can be canted upward, giving more righting leverage.

Rick White's Power Righting SystemHere Dave White (160 lbs) and Julie Reed (110 lbs) prepare to right a typical high-aspect-ratio, tall-rigged catamaran.

First they detached the pole from the rear beam and swung it out perpendicular to the hulls.

At this point they are starting to raise the righting pole and get the stopper knot in place. The lines attached are continuous and easy to handle. The stopper knot system is very simple and very light weight.

Rick White's Power Righting SystemOnce the pole is cleated Dave simply grasps up fairly high on the righting pole and the boat already begins to clear the water.

Keep in mind that the pole is big and round and easy to hold with your hands, unlike small line. Being carbon fiber, however, it probably weighs less than those nasty lines.


Rick White's Power Righting SystemNow the sailors are in the water and the boat is already past the balance point and ready to come upright.

And notice that neither Dave nor Julie are even close to the end of the pole. They could have exerted much more righting moment.

Rick White's Power Righting SystemAfter the boat is righted, simply uncleat the continuous line. As the boat moves forward the pole will return to the center of the rear beam. After you are on the boat again, simply reach over the back and reconnect the righting pole to the rear beam.

And then off you go -- quickly, easily and comfortably.

For Operating and Installation Instructions. click Here!


The entire system is priced at $295 and comes complete with all parts and installation instructions -- easier than putting Christmas toys together.

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