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Blowing 50-60 today up here.

You other PNW guys best add some lines to the boat this AM if ya haven't already. Am I sailing this time? Nope! While I wouldn't mind the experience and the boat could handle it, the boat's not ready, the crew's not ready and neither am I this time. Tie em up good cause it's gonna blow dog off'n the chains tonight.
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CC how's it going??

is that 60 knots? How do you measure?
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Giu...he means mph I think since:

CAPE FLATTERY TO CAPE LOOKOUT
330 AM PDT THU OCT 18 2007

STORM WARNING


TODAY
S TO SE WINDS 40 TO 50 KT SHIFTING TO W TO NW.

COMBINED SEAS 20 TO 24 FEET SUBSIDING TO 18 FT. SHOWERS


Wasn't someone asking about going down this coast in a Catalina 27 w/ outboard?? (g)
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Giu...he means mph I think since:

CAPE FLATTERY TO CAPE LOOKOUT
330 AM PDT THU OCT 18 2007

STORM WARNING


TODAY
S TO SE WINDS 40 TO 50 KT SHIFTING TO W TO NW.
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL....lets go sailing.......
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This is where I would have my boat rigged for foul weather. Ah la! with extra mooring lines and buttoned up tight. Then I would be over at the nearest Restaurant and watch it blow as I enjoy a good meal that is on a stationary table along with a dram or two of my favorite drink.
Now if I was caught offshore then I would rig for foul weather, button the vessel up tight and enjoy the wild ride, while at the helm.
The trick here is knowing how to rig your vessel for foul weather (in port or at sea). Every movable object put away, or tied down. Shortened sail and a thermos full of hot liquids. Tea, coffee, cocoa or even soup, what ever you prefer. A secure place for that thermos by the helm also. Then ride it out.
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Weather guys have been talking about this all week, block style hardware stores had a run on generators yesterday...........local marina weather system is not working, but feel wind above it is still less than 15 knots/mph at the moment. Should be a good day for sailing!

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Pfft. Amateurs.

Life is too short to sail ugly boats.

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CC how's it going??

is that 60 knots? How do you measure?
Yeah Alex, it was MPH. The better forcast system from the UW is calling for 42-49 Knots in the Strait of San Juan de Fuca, right off my mooring, later today. I'm good but I have to replace that tranny cable again this weekend as it broke. Other than that, the boat is still fine. How's your family?
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Coastal Waters Forecast For Washington
National Weather Service Seattle Wa
300 Am Pdt Thu Oct 18 2007
Inland Waters Of Western Washington And The Northern And
Central Washington Coast
Pzz135-181700-
/o.ext.ksew.gl.w.0048.071018t1900z-071019t0200z/
Puget Sound And Hood Canal-
300 Am Pdt Thu Oct 18 2007

Gale Warning Now In Effect From Noon Pdt Today Through This
Evening

Today
S Wind Rising To 20 To 30 Kt In The Morning...then Rising
To 30 To 40 Kt In The Afternoon. Wind Waves 3 To 5 Ft Building To
6 To 8 Ft In The Afternoon. Rain In The Morning...then Showers In
The Afternoon.

Tonight
S Wind 30 To 40 Kt...becoming Sw 20 To 30 Kt Late In
The Evening...then Becoming S 10 To 20 Kt After Midnight. Wind
Waves 6 To 8 Ft...subsiding To 1 To 3 Ft After Midnight. Showers
Likely.

Fri
S Wind 10 To 20 Kt. Wind Waves 1 To 3 Ft. Showers Likely.

Fri Night
S Wind 10 To 20 Kt. Wind Waves 1 To 3 Ft.

Sat
Sw Wind 10 To 15 Kt. Wind Waves 1 Or 2 Ft.

Sun And Mon
S Wind 10 To 20 Kt. Wind Waves 1 To 3 Ft.


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Charlie....don't worry man....I'm off to the marina for some late afternoon sailing with Fred now....you will be on my thoughts. OK?

I'll do a few tacks in your name....
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