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post #1411 of 3038 Old 08-18-2009
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Sweet Zee! Take a camera with you on this next one. But, for the love of all that's just, no photos of mr. toad's pants. I don't even want to know.
i will take out camera next time..for sure lol....
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A week ago last saturday finally got as close to a BFS as I'm likely to get this year. Not really as impressive as some of the others here, but it was great to be in 20kt apparent winds on LIS. For my boat, that is a lot of wind, and me and the Mrs. had a fabulous fast crossing of the sound with just the genoa out. Good thing I left the main down, or we would have been way overpowered. A little spray, a little heeling, what else can you ask for? Oh yeah, the kids at sleep away camp, now that's what I call a great sail!
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...it was great to be in 20kt apparent winds on LIS. For my boat, that is a lot of wind, and me and the Mrs. had a fabulous fast crossing of the sound with just the genoa out. Good thing I left the main down, or we would have been way overpowered. A little spray, a little heeling, what else can you ask for?
Now C'MON!!! Is big sailing not the coolest thing on the planet??? It's what we LIVE FOR!!!

Great job, Twins!

BTW, I'd recommend throwing an extra couple of bucks at the camp as a tip - as you make 'em basque in the glory of your BFS and eat their hearts out that they weren't sailing.

The Easties are moving back up the board!


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I wish I had some shots of the gnarly sails on Oh Joy. Too damned busy or the Admiral wouldn't budge from the companionway stairs. The nastiest were before I got the little video cam. Ah well, if I EVER get Oh Joy back in the water, I'll get some. It sure would be nice to have some pictures of her under sail though....
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That ain't no lie. I got caught riding a Yamaha Vision across there in October when a front came through. 70 MPH gusting to 90 from 45* apparent through rain, sleet and snow from Cheyenne to Rawlings. Had to dodge a tumbleweed as big as my house rolling across I-15 North of Fort Collins. Saw it coming for five minutes before it got there and watched it roll right across the snow fence and 50' behind me. It probably made it to Nebraska, luckily without me stuck to the front of it. Wild assed ride and one I wouldn't care to do again. All for nothing. I got there and they told me there was NO JOB! After I just rode through a Tropical Storm and this Blue Norther from TX because somebody said I had a job when I got there. Needless to say, I launched across the desk at this fool and security threw me AND my bike off the property. I hit another TS on the way back in TX again. Lousy trip this....
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A week ago last saturday finally got as close to a BFS as I'm likely to get this year. Not really as impressive as some of the others here, but it was great to be in 20kt apparent winds on LIS. For my boat, that is a lot of wind, and me and the Mrs. had a fabulous fast crossing of the sound with just the genoa out. Good thing I left the main down, or we would have been way overpowered. A little spray, a little heeling, what else can you ask for? Oh yeah, the kids at sleep away camp, now that's what I call a great sail!
Wa..Wait a minute, 20kt winds on the western end of the Dead Sea? Most of been a fluke.

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As I said 20kts apparent, not true. C'mon you know that LIS can have any kind of condition!
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As I said 20kts apparent, not true. C'mon you know that LIS can have any kind of condition!
Yeah, mostly dead calm.

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Dead Sea? Dolphins and ...

Wait till fall Dennis.
November 16, 2008 central sound buoy showed winds peaking over 50 knots with 6' seas that we pounded into. Hardly the Dead Sea the weekend that winter came earlier then Thanksgiving...
It was rough but doable on Bene505's boat. I have never seen the LI Sound so nasty except for Hurricane Gloria and for that one I was on land watching trees fall on houses on LI.
If h'cane Bill heads our way you can break out your spinnaker or remove all your canvas as you choose.
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