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56 mph on the hudson

Sun afternoon I was helping a guy move is boat from Westbrook CT, to Croton, NY.
We were almost to Croton at the Tappen Zee area of the river when a thunderstorm hit.

No waves, no lightning but we did get hail and zero visibility and 56 mph wind.
The only cavans we had up was a Bimini which I had to cut down as it was jerry rigged. The motor would only go to about 2,200 rpm or whatever cruising was on that boat as we had the throttle pushed down all the way for the whole trip.

Everything on the port shelf above the seatbacks somehow ended up on the starboard shelf above the seatbacks. Not sure how that happened but we were forced over to probably 60 degrees. The motor was not strong enough to bring the bow into the wind. We had to run off during gusts.

It was amazingly bouncy considering their were no waves.

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