Last Man Standing
Join Date: Aug 2008
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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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