Capsize Test

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Capsize Test

Postby jdhseville on Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:25 am

Hello all!

Contemplating a Pocketship build. Has anybody ever done a capsize test on a Pocketship? I know that John Harris mentioned in a thread a decade ago that he might try one. Anybody know if it happened and what the results were ?

Also curious what factor the weight difference between a Sapele build like Pocketship#1 and an Okoume build might make - if the extra weight in a Sapele or Meranti build would improve or worsen the capsize recovery.


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Re: Capsize Test

Postby craig on Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:55 pm

It was tried by one owner, but we are still waiting for the report - last sighting by Coast Guard was 50 miles SE of Charleston, SC.

Seriously though, I don't think it has been done. With as much freeboard as Pocketship has, and being decked, I don't see how it would be possible without a wave.
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Re: Capsize Test

Postby jdhseville on Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:57 pm

Ha! Thanks Craig!

I saw the pic from the capsize test CLC did on The Guider, so had me curious as to how high Pocketship might sit in the water on its side (hopefully higher than an open companionway hatch) , and how much water she might take on in a worst case scenario. Can't blame anybody for not wanting to put their boat through it though! But would be very interesting to see the results.
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