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Man! I wanna go sailing.

See what I gotta deal with around here? No wonder I end up sailing in this stuff all the time. This is all it does around here and the forecast winds are always higher than expected. The last two times I saw forecasts like this it blew 45-55.

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR WASHINGTON
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
859 AM PST THU JAN 3 2008
INLAND WATERS OF WESTERN WASHINGTON AND THE NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL WASHINGTON COAST
PZZ132-032330-
/O.EXT.KSEW.GL.W.0002.000000T0000Z-080104T0600Z/
EAST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-
859 AM PST THU JAN 3 2008

GALE WARNING NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING

TODAY
SE WIND 25 TO 35 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 8 FT. RAIN.

TONIGHT
S WIND 25 TO 35 KT THIS EVENING...BECOMING SE 15 TO 25
KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING. RAIN.

FRI
SE WIND 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT. RAIN.

FRI NIGHT
SE WIND 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 6 FT.

SAT
SW WIND 20 TO 30 KT...EASING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE EVENING. WIND
WAVES 3 TO 5 FT SUBSIDING TO 1 OR 2 FT.

SUN
SW WIND 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 OR 2 FT.

MON
SW WIND 10 KT...BECOMING SE 15 TO 25 KT IN THE EVENING.
WIND WAVES 1 TO 4 FT.
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Hmmph..... A nice round 0 at my house this morning. Down at my boat in balmy Wickford RI it was probably at least 15 So..... unless the 15-20 kt winds made some waves in my protected little cove the water is probably getting solid around my boat by now. So I just feel soooo..... bad for you
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Kinda tough to make headway in solid water. We'll be getting snow this weekend if the weather man's right.
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Humm, lets see New Years I went out with 10-13 knot winds, a nice 53 degrees. We sailed around the bay, docked at Sam's, ate and took off again. We made the dock in Pt. Richmond just as the sun went down. A good 6 hours of great friends, great sailing and great food. Ya life here in SF Bay is rough
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I know what you mean... aside from the brutally low temps... it's good sailing weather here:

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Valid through 1/3/2008 11:15 PM local time.
coastal waters from montauk ny to block island ri to marthas vineyard ma to nantucket ma southeast to 20 nm- 1120 am est thu jan 3 2008

...small craft advisory remains in effect through this evening...

.this afternoon...nw winds 20 to 25 kt. seas 4 to 6 ft. snow showers early...then snow showers likely. vsby 1 to 3 nm.

.tonight...nw winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt...becoming w 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. seas 3 to 5 ft. a chance of snow showers in the evening with vsby 1 to
3 nm.

.fri...w winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. seas 4 to 6 ft.

.fri night...w winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. seas 5 to 8 ft.

.sat...w winds 10 to 15 kt. gusts up to 20 kt in the morning. seas 4 to 6 ft...subsiding to 2 to 4 ft in the afternoon.

.sat night...sw winds around 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. seas 2 to 4 ft.

.sun...w winds around 15 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. seas 3 to 5 ft.

.mon...w winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. seas 3 to 4 ft.
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Charlie, I went sailing today, it was blowing easily over 35, and the waves were 10 feet.

We sailed very shortly, to test the rudder bearings, it was scary as hell.

Then, it started raining hail!! Hail!!! man that hurts the face...all my buddies went inside...I had to stay out side alone...when we got the sails down, the boat heeled 25ş on bare pole...unbelievable...wet rails with no sails....

It was wet...and cold...but different...already sailed this year
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Sailing in the hail SUCKS! Especially when ya forget your gloves inside and are driving a tiller boat. No time to cover the hands so ya just sit there and take it. Wet rails under bare poles, such fun. I'm not sure I would be out testing the rudder in those conditions but then again, ya know they're fine now don't ya? Nice to see ya back Alex.
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I just got off the water (work boat, not sailboat). Saw a cutter owned by a guy on the SSCA website sailing back and forth just inside Deception Pass. Nice wind and no waves over there. I didn't go out into Rosario, Saratoga was bumpy enough.
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Yep, blowing out there:

Weather Conditions for:
Buoy 46088, (46088)
Elev: 0 ft; Latitude: 48.30000; Longitude: -123.20000

Current time: Thu, 03 Jan 13:52 pm (PST)
Most Recent Observation: Thu, 03 Jan 12:51 pm (PST)
Time Temp. Dew Relative Wind Wind Sea Level
Point Humidity Direction Speed Pressure
(PST) (f) (f) (%) (mph) (mb)
03 Jan 12:51 pm 44 41 88 ESE 38G45 987.9
03 Jan 11:51 am 45 41 85 ESE 36G42 990.2
03 Jan 11:21 am 45 41 85 ESE 36G45 991.3
03 Jan 10:51 am 46 42 86 SE 36G42 992.2
03 Jan 10:21 am 46 40 78 SE 36G42 992.6
03 Jan 9:51 am 47 40 79 SE 36G47 993.2
03 Jan 9:21 am 46 41 81 SE 36G42 993.9
03 Jan 8:51 am 46 41 82 SE 29G38 995.0
03 Jan 7:51 am 46 41 83 SE 31G38 996.0
03 Jan 7:21 am 47 41 81 SSE 31G36 997.0
03 Jan 6:51 am 46 41 84 SSE 29G36 997.9
03 Jan 6:21 am 46 41 84 SSE 27G36 998.6
03 Jan 5:51 am 45 41 85 SSE 18G20 999.1
03 Jan 5:21 am 45 41 86 SE 20G25 999.6
03 Jan 4:51 am 44 41 86 SE 22G29 1000.5
03 Jan 4:21 am 45 41 85 SE 25G31 1000.9
03 Jan 3:51 am 45 41 87 SE 27G31 1001.5
03 Jan 3:21 am 45 41 87 SE 25G29 1002.2
03 Jan 2:51 am 45 41 88 SE 25G29 1002.7
03 Jan 2:21 am 45 42 89 SE 25G29 1003.2
03 Jan 1:51 am 45 42 89 ESE 18G25 1003.6

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That's good to hear... If we can't sail cause our boats are on the hard... you should have to sail in bad weather. BTW, add some ski goggles to your sail kit.
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Charlie, I went sailing today, it was blowing easily over 35, and the waves were 10 feet.

We sailed very shortly, to test the rudder bearings, it was scary as hell.

Then, it started raining hail!! Hail!!! man that hurts the face...all my buddies went inside...I had to stay out side alone...when we got the sails down, the boat heeled 25ş on bare pole...unbelievable...wet rails with no sails....

It was wet...and cold...but different...already sailed this year
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