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Old 11-03-2007
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You guys be careful up there. It does not look pretty!
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Wouldn't want to be out here right now:

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I was in Tuckerton today to wrap my mast with my sons help. It was very windy. Gust of 35 knots. We could have planned a better day to play with traps. But while there, I gave a hand to a guy in a 28 ft Oday. He said yesterday it took him 9.5 hours to get from the top of Little Egg Harbor to Tuckerton, New Jersey. He said he had to motor, because the wind was to strong. He tried to use his jib but said it was to much for the boat. He also hit something and bent his rudder. Lucky for him, he didn't lose his steering.
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He was very lucky. I would not have been out in that.
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He also said waves in the bay were 4 to 5 feet.
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Forecast for tonite is for waves to 12 feet and wind gusts to 70 knots!

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Saturday night at 9:50 pm the Georges Bank weather bouy (to which I linked above) registered wave height of 45.6 feet.
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Gusts to over 50 knots at the Buzzards Bay Buoy Saturday. So glad I hauled my boat last week.
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