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post #175 of Old 11-19-2009
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Originally Posted by SpcAlan1 View Post
Maybe next time there are 'too much' wind.. I will go out and get comfortable with more wind and waves... it is that time of the year..

P.S. - here he is again...
Now that's a good plan! So far, I've been out in winds up to 40 knots on our lake, and that was pretty scary, even with a double reefed main (I have jiffy reefing). Up to 30 or so has been great, but over 35 I get nervous and just motor.

Being on a lake is great because you can push it in bigger winds without worrying about the waves. So it's a great way to learn to handle the boat in heavier stuff while mitigating the risk. But I'm sure I'm going to soil my foulies when I see actual big waves.

PS - For "Mr. Anger Management"...

S/V Dawn Treader - 1989 Hunter Legend 40

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