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post #171 of Old 11-19-2009
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Originally Posted by SpcAlan1 View Post
All I am saying is.. how to you sail a 25ft boat with 40ft waves?
Oh, I see. I personally don't have a clue how you do it. But it seems that its not easy.

Go to the BFS Thread and read the story about Skip Allen and Wildflower.

He was in a Wylie 27 in some really nasty stuff - with waves up to 35'. And he ended up calling for rescue and scuttled the boat. It's a great story.

Then you've got johnshasteen who has been in a couple of big storms in the gulf in his Bristol 30 and come through okay.

Also take a look at the Heavy Weather Sailing thread in Seamanship. It's got GREAT info from a lot of great salts on how to weather the nasty stuff.

PS - Your head's on fire.
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