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    How do they right the boat after motoring under the bridge? I doubt they have ballast tanks and, even if they did, couldn't transfer that quickly.
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    It looks like they pulled the weights inboard so the craft rights itself, its a shame we dont get to see how they swung them out in the first place. It takes a lot of confidence to pull a manoeuvrer like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olderdan View Post
    It looks like they pulled the weights inboard so the craft rights itself, its a shame we dont get to see how they swung them out in the first place. It takes a lot of confidence to pull a manoeuvrer like that.
    OK, I missed that. If you look really, really closely you can see the lines attached to the bottom of the weights. These must be what they use to retrieve the weights. As you say, it takes a lot of sailing expertise to perform such a maneuver.
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    They are possibly water bags. Secure bags to a mast top rope, dangle over the side, fill with a hose or bucket, (or just dip them), hoist bags slowly when full and they should give the required list if you got the calculations right. On completion, haul bags inboard and spill water on deck.
    This is a well thought out maneuver but this yacht is not 'sailing' under the bridge, it is 'motoring'.


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