Under a low-hanging, leaden sky and dodging sheets of rain, we’d just finished our performance testing of the Davis 70 in the protected ICW off St. Lucie, Florida. Now we were headed out into the ocean for the real test. A cold front had bullied its way through a few hours before, but the wind was still up. As the big sportfisherman turned out of the calm channel and took up an easterly heading for the inlet, the EZ2CY enclosure (three sides only, the side facing the cockpit being StrataGlass so it could be rolled up) began to rattle ominously. EZ2CY is rigid; it’s not supposed to rattle.

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