Originally Posted by Sibbo90
Out of interest how much bigger could you go before this type of recovery would be nigh on impossible for a single person with assistance?
I think the fact the boat was very simply rigged - minimal weight of seat & fittings helped . Its a very light engine compared to a modern 4 strokes and low on the transom , so again low weight to 'lift/rotate' as the boat comes up from inverted.
I was surprised how easy it was but I think harder without a decent sized boat to work from (Grimalkin) alongside. We had the plan sorted while we stood on Grimalkin - we knew who would do what - Matt jumped in and over it went.
Matt mentioend the smell of petrol in the upturned hull was very very strong ( it was in the pub before !) - but I don't think he suffered any long term damage (he's already bonkers).
While this was the 'event' of the weekend I still give best marks to Longjohn for getting through some really grim weather / waves on way back on Sunday.
We were getting battered in Grimalkin with one or two big moments ...John must have been in a differant world