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post #10 of Old 04-04-2008
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I find it easier just to have a masthead wind speed indicator and to do the math in my head. The sea state tells me in most cases the true wind speed if I'm on a run holding a candle in my hand (grin). Frequently, I have been on a broach reach in rolly stuff doing six or seven knots cool as a cucumber...and then I see some similar boat rail down, bone in her teeth, beating toward us with the occasional bucket of green chucked back to the cockpit... That's when I think..."ah, best roll in the jib and lose a knot before we have to make that turn...dear, would you fetch me my foulies?"
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