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post #2409 of Old 08-17-2012
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Re: Big Freakin' Sails

i had an experience with a microburst on lake superior several years ago. when it hit upwind from us i could see the tops blown off the waves. i had the full main & genny up. i headed down wind as my son & grandson struggled to get the genny down . i was too busy on the tiller to look at the wind & boat speed, but the water was boiling past the boat, & the boat was tipping side to side. after they got the genny down i started the engine & turned around & we lowered the main. that is faster than my boat has ever gone. i was a young 85 at the time

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