Last Man Standing
Join Date: Aug 2008
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No kiddin' RTB. That's exactly what I was doing.
Actually, I did sit in the gangway for a while and watch what was happening to the water, boats, etc. and try to learn something as it was going down.
And I'll be honest, in thinking it through when I saw the storm coming (imagining I was out at that point), I would have screwed it up big time. I would have dropped the genny and reefed the main when I first saw it. And I figured that would have been the right call. I was proud of my "preparation".
But I now know that wouldn't have been enough. 50 knots is A LOT of freakin' wind. I would have been on my ear - even with a double reefed main I think. Pretty sobering...especially when it hit that fast and furious.
S/V Dawn Treader - 1989 Hunter Legend 40
Last edited by smackdaddy; 08-28-2009 at 10:46 AM.