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    Hi, I read here recently that the wooden wayfarers don’t totally invert when capsized. Can somebody please tell me whether this is true or not, and why.

    Regards Roger.

    Colin Parkstone

    No it is not true Roger!!

    All types of Wayfarers invert but I would say that the wood boats invert slower because they sink lower in the water when on their sides so giving you more time to correct the capsize.

    The conditions of the sea can be the biggest factor to a boat be it up the right way or Not!

    C P 😉

    Ps, The techies will be along with the science soon Roger,give it a couple of mins!!!


    Thanks for that Colin. I thought it was too good to be true.



    Whether they totally invert all depends on the depth of water. If the water is not as deep as the mast height, then they wont invert totally!

    It is the speed of inversion that is important: An old (heavy) boat which sinks lower into the water with a wooden (floating) mast will invert MUCH slower than a new lightweight boat with buoyancy under the side decks and a metal mast with holes through it.

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