Yachting Yachting Monthly’s Crash Test Boat Dismasting By adminMarch 2, 2015 25 Comments Video Score: 4 / five Video Score: 4 / five Related articles Dancers Motivate Penn State ClubVictory Of Zegers And VeenOlympic sailing threatened by Rio dumpSunseeker 68 Sport Yacht from Motor Boat & Yachting Post navigation Previous post: Sunseeker 68 Sport Yacht from Motor Boat & YachtingWild in the Mud – Redneck Yacht Club 2015Next post: 25 thoughts on “Yachting Monthly’s Crash Test Boat Dismasting” Great video. Had the same problem one year ago, 38ft yacht. I was alone and it took almost 24 hours to clean the mess and free the propeller from guys and wires, Needed to spend the night anchored in moderately deep water and 4ft waves before I had assistance to remove the broken rig from the water and return to the marina. My mast broke in three parts, exactly the same. A missing clevis in the shroud turnbuckle caused the whole problem. Been in similar situation. Glider 30ft yacht. for real.Start of race Off Penarth. Bristol. Channel. Quite hairy. what a bunch of freakin idiots!!!!!!!!! Crew should be wearing helmets. Recently, during Cape2Rio regatta, one sailor died after the same problem in a Bavaria 55. OMG! No mast in 30 mph. Mast breuk zeiljacht onder vol tuig : So “blow boat” is not disrespectful? Gimme a break,dude. Spece od bezpieczeństwa na jachtach testowo łamią maszt żeglując pod żaglami. Najcekawiej robi się po fakcie, gdy załoga próbuje podjąć połamany maszt z żaglami na pokład – to dobry materiał instruktażowy, w razie gdyby… *ODPUKAĆ :)* Od siebie dodam tylko, że wanty tnie się w ostateczności, dużo prostsze, szybsze i tańsze jest wyciągnięcie zawleczek lub rozkręcenie ściągaczy :) try a Drimmel tool. battery operated and cut cable in a flash. Less than 70 bucks. oops! looks like my own summer-experience at the northsea…….. If you intent is to provide a mast recovery exercise to novices, great. But if you are honestly looking to understand how or why a rig fails, perhaps you might apply a bit of science and engineering? Contrary to your introduction, it was entirely predictable that the rig would buckle at the lower shroud attachment point when it was in place and the upper shroud parted. It was also predictable that, given no backstay tension and under-trimmed jib, that the mast would fall to leeward. Get serious That wire was already half way hacked through if you look closely. It takes a while and it is frustrating to hack saw though 1×19. The best tool is probably the bullet blast thingy. Quick and effortless. The Hydraulic cutters are great but cost about $2k depending on what size wire you need to cut. You’ll see how we did this in the next video in the series: Jury Rigs difficult to understand this guys accent Great video – very informative thanks. I broke a mast recently in a laser. Different scale I know but the same issues – big surprise followed by “what do I do now.” Managed to sail downwind with scrap of sail and mast left standing. What would sailboats without a mast be if not motor boats? Give me a break. Top movie. Thanks a lot. 7:00 Perfect time to have a drink of Coca Cola Maybe not:-) a blow boat with no mast is no powerboat… not by a long shot, blow boats are slow and clumsy… power boats can go very fast and they are highly maneuverable… also, powerboat owners hardly ever disrespect the wind but blow boaters almost always disrespect the whole powerboat scene Has anyone designed an unbreakable mast yet? no helmets?! You should really cut them some slack here. This was a neat video which demonstrates what happens when a mast breaks. Of course they could have asserted that the mast would fall to leeward. Not a guarantee, but most likely the mast will ALWAYS fall to leeward with the sails up. They did a neat experiment and had to consolidate it down to a 15 min. video so that it is watchable. It had my attention the whole way through. TOO critical. You go make a video like this and then let me at the comments Comments are closed.