Yachting Monthly’s Crash Test Boat Capsize November 16, 2014YachtingBoat, Capsize, Crash, Monthly's, test, Yachtingadmin Video Rating: 4 / 5
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This was absolutely phenomenal (and a bit frightening) to watch. Bravo
Yachting Monthly team!
The Crash Test boat was a well-used 1982 Jeanneau Sun Fizz 40ft ketch which
was bought for these tests by the philanthropic boss of Admiral Yacht
Insurance, Robert Holbrook. After the dismasting, fire, ‘sinking’ and gas
explosion tests she was donated to the International Boat Building Training
College, in Suffolk, as a teaching aid for students on a practical small
craft surveying course.
A test like this is great. Thanks monthly team good insight makes decision
making easy. Obviously none of us wants to experience a capsize or do a
test real live as you did,
It is my opinion that aboard a yacht everything should have its own
dedicated place and everything should be locked/secured. Often that seems
unpractical in daily use as I live aboard. I can tell you it is just a
habit of putting things back were they belong and it keps us ready to sail
This test proofs how important it is to secure your covers under cushioning.
BTW They are easy to secure with some Velcro or a bin/hole connections.
If that prevents tons of canned food or batteries etc. to fly through the
air this small investment might save a life if you do capsize.
It is my experience that even in a hefty storm things start to get there
own life and forces in a cabin can be extremely high. Ones something has a
speed, even when it is soft, it can actually hurt you and wound you. A
simple candle could actually penetrate a wooden door.
This test also shows how happy this keel boat is to turn back. I think that
development should be more on that side and I hope you keep on doing more
Walter SY Vage Kennis
You state water came from vents, but was wondering if all seacocks were
shut and if you are running a dry bilge.
Do you sell these boats for cheap when you’re done with them?
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
you fuck tard. Don’t be so arrogant.
Did anyone else read the title and thought they Capsized a Yacht Monthly?
What make is the Crash Boat?
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.
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?!
Thank you Captain Obvious!
This is very interesting! I feel like buying latches and straps and adding
them to my boat! Thank you for the test!
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
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.
What about the batteries? I’ve been on boats where they have not been
beautiful yacht… can i have it!
Interesting. Add 1000 pounds of gear flying around, containers broken open,
electrical systems in operation, diesel motor running, fuel, sewage, storm
wave action etc..
this video turned my world upside down
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.
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
if you guys where paying attention… he said the water came from the air
vents and the open hatch
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.
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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