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post #76 of Old 12-14-2011
obelisk
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Originally Posted by Southcoasting View Post
I just learned about this type of cloud at my Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety Class...We were taught these are basically a sign that a thunderstorm or cold front is coming with a squall line that can turn a 5 knot wind to 60 knots in no time...

So basically, a huge risk to take if you decide to sail if you see one of these...Or if you see one while sailing, the idea is to sail away from it and run for cover...
i'll take open water over being anchored off a lee shore anyday

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