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post #6 of Old 09-05-2006
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Summer thundersqualls happen up there. After getting a half-inch of hail on deck, we managed to hit 8 knots dead downwind with no sails up, when the windspeed hit 50 knots. (We saw it coming.) At least the breeze cleared the decks and helped keep us from slipping overboard on our way to Mackinac.
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