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i bet he had one of the kids running back and forth on the deck holding the gps, till he got that 7.7 knots and the 6.8 knots was when they got tired
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It took 23.3 knots of wind to get his barge moving at 7.7 knots... that's pathetic.

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i bet he had one of the kids running back and forth on the deck holding the gps, till he got that 7.7 knots and the 6.8 knots was when they got tired

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He only has ONE sail up? It's only 23 knts....put the main up and pop the A2.
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It was too dangerous to run the main with me singling and the kids trying to learn to sail in that kind of wind and on a hard run. The trick in that weather is learning how to kep heading up just enough to maximize your sail without an accidental Jibe. Can get tricky when you go through the canyons and the wind shifts. But, a good way/time to learn. It was fun and educational. Nothing more. Besides, when you are sitting right at hull speed with just a head sail, why raise the main???

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I'm completely with you on the headsail/hullspeed thing, Dad!

As to the binoculars, I misread the post and flung my Canon zooms into the drink to see how they got on. They sank without trace. A personal check for the cost of replacement will do just fine. No rush.

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1) Why don't I see the water in 'Dad's photos? Is this some sort of sick simulator designed to impress sailnet members. talk about spending a lot of money on a cover up!

2) What's also wrong is the circle of water in front of the speed guage. He actually kept his beer there and it didn't slide off. Darn bi-hullers.

3) how to test if they float? Put the binocs in a loose garbage bag so they won't get wet. Keep the top of the bag open and above the surface of the water. Dip the bag into the water, letting the bag cling to the binocs as water pressure forces the air out the top. Slowly dip the binocs down until they start to float, or show that they will sink. Then send me the check.

(Or do the Archimedes thing. And go through the above steps and measure how much water is displaced.)

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