Originally Posted by Rogan
I think I remember seeing a self righting system on your boat. Did you install that system or did it come as an option on your boat? Thinking about rigging something like that on our hurricane, it would be a nice peace of mind when crossing lake michigan in bad weather.
When I first got the boat, I added the self-righting frame, but customised the fuel tank holders. (The 590 has a 132 litre inboard tank, so these are to extend the range a little. I have a 'T' valve on the fuel line to connect them.) I wanted this frame to hold antennas etc. I added the self-righting rig later. I had to reposition the antennas etc. You need a very strong frame of course, but it is all available off the shelf, although I'm not sure about your boat. It's a fairly complicated thing to set up.... triggers, lanyards, etc. I don't know if there's anyone in your area that services Hurricanes, but I'm sure you could get the stuff from the guy up here. He's in Toronto, which is about an 8 hour drive from Chicago (without a trailer!)
I sometimes think it's silly having this setup, but then I remember that I got my boat from a police department that flipped it while involved in a "rescue"! Their replacement boat still doesn't have self-righting gear!
Here's a better picture of the setup on my boat...