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Re: Beneteu 49 Sailing in 30+knots
A couple of years ago, we had a freak thunderstorm put 75 mph winds onto our marina for a good fifteen or twenty minutes. My wife watched it from her office nearby. It broke several boats loose from their dock lines.
It was amazing how many biminis were still on boats, and relatively undamaged (although there were a few in tatters). Ours had the isinglass viewing port ripped loose on one side, but otherwise held up fine.
On the northern Gulf of Mexico.
"Best thing to do is get her out on the ocean. If anything's gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there." Captain Ron Rico