Re: wind conditions and reefing
Less than 5knots close to zero with gusts 20+ are not uncommon July and August on the Delaware River, sometimes you can see them coming; ripples on the water, cloud banks, change in temperature. They don't last long but I still try to reduce sail before it hits or ride it out. Gust in 10knot winds to 35 are common in the summer.
When its all over I check the wind at PHL, my marina is under their landing approach.
THis was just a few minutes ago:
AT 735 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
INDICATE A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER
SIZE HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS
WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEW HOPE TO KING OF PRUSSIA
TO COATESVILLE...MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR...
WISSINOMING...TACONY...SOUTH PHILADELPHIA AND PHILADELPHIA
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BY 745 PM EDT...
TULLYTOWN...CROYDON AND BRISTOL BY 750 PM EDT...
1970 Havsfidra 20 by Fisksatra
On the Delaware River at Fox Grove Marina Essington PA
Last edited by Ulladh; 07-26-2012 at 08:05 PM.