Hitchin' a ride
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In my mind, I live in Oslo
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Dab - we talked about that boat a while back, I don't have the link. The boat is dismasted and sitting in SF Marina west harbor. The last I heard, the guy was doing lectures on his experience, or how not to be an idiot. When we talked about it b4, someone even chimed in saying that they do it all the time, whats the big deal. Go figure. I won't bore you with the experiences I have had out there on jet skis, boats, sailboats, and surfboards. Lets just say they have been amazing, eye opening, hair raising, and always exhilarating.
Jiff - the Patch is the North Eastern part of the bar. Its silt and sand, not much reef except right by the headlands. There are three shipping channels, the main one being in the center that heads out to the dump site 50 miles out. There is one NW and one SW. Sometimes the channel makes no difference in size of swell. One thing you learn about being in the waters here, anything can come from anywhere at anytime. I took SimonV to the edge of the Patch when we went out about a month ago. It was a very calm day, 3-5 foot swells, but the patch was still roiling with the currents and tide running every which way. I think Simon was pretty amused.
Edit - Actually Dab, there has been way more than one, so we may be thinking of different boats.
Great men always have too much sail up. - Christopher Buckley
Vaya con Dios
Last edited by bestfriend; 03-18-2008 at 10:46 PM.