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