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Who was that going into the West River today?

Went out for a sail and didn't see but two boats all day. The one sailboat I did see was coming from the south and she went into the West River. That was about 3pm ish. Oh what type of sail do I have here. I just now used it for the first time today. Man I was smoking on the way out of the South River doing about 5.5 knots. in a 10 mph wind the whole way to green 1. Awesome day for a sail. Good wind

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That looks like an old (1970's era) 150% or so Genoa. In that era, there was a fad to use dyed dacron and alternate panels between colors like a spinnaker. It was quickly learned that dying dacron increased its stretchiness and shortened its lifespan, so dacron sails went back to white shortely afterward.


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NICE, Garf. Looks like a swell time. You can't even tell that you should be totally freezing your "na-na's" off. Dude, Sunday is supposed to be partly sunny and in the 40's. If you're thinking of going out, please PM me, I got an ideer.

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