Yachting Yachting Monthly’s Crash Test Boat Capsize By adminMarch 29, 2014 25 Comments Video Rating: 4 / 5 Video Rating: 4 / 5 Related articles Dancers Motivate Penn State ClubVictory Of Zegers And VeenOlympic sailing threatened by Rio dumpYachting Monthly’s Crash Test Boat Dismasting Post navigation Previous post: Yachting Monthly’s Beneteau Sense 46 testNordhavn 76 from Motor Boat & YachtingNext post: 25 thoughts on “Yachting Monthly’s Crash Test Boat Capsize” 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 anytime. 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 test. 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 are foolhardy. vsauce :D you fuck tard. Don’t be so arrogant. Did anyone else read the title and thought they Capsized a Yacht Monthly? Please enlighten me seemed that the boat did not return alone after the overturned upside down, or am I mistaken. 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 recovered. =) 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 properly secured. 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 that. 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. vsauce music Comments are closed.