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post #10 of Old 02-27-2008
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You guys posted close to simultaneously.

If you're dealing with conditions that generate tornadoes... I don't think having any sail or canvas up is a good idea. Taking down your dodger and bimini would probably be wise too.

Heading downwind, say 120 degrees off the wind, instead of dead downwind is probably your best bet... it gives you some lateral movement away from their path, but also maximizes the time you have to run... going perpendicular to the wind sounds like a good idea initially, but after some thought I realized that it will screw you if one of the tornadoes veers, since you'll be significantly closer to it then.

P.S. Thanks Cam
Originally Posted by Digiital View Post
Sorry folks, didn't realize that it had been posted. Should have searched to make sure.

I'm no pro(just got my boat last yr). But lets see if I got this right, of course take down the sails asap. Start the engine and don't try to outrun downwind.

Would it be wise to put up a storm jib if you have one ?


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