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GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; Yep I can still remember those days Dad and I trying to Scare the the BEEJEEUSE out of eachother in the Irish Sea just to see who would bottle it first, Been there done that and now the tee-shirt is a duster. Buy a Ketch or a Yawl twelve cominations of sails and there all managable no big deal, GO SAFE
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Okay - lots of critics around who seem to really know how to sail. So how about some fresh new BFSs?

Anyone pull down some big stuff this season? Or was it just the year of the Pleasant Daysail and Keyboard Quarterbacking?


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labor day

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Heading west across the bay from love point to Magothy river!

SINGLEHANDING!!!

Reefed main! FULL JIB BABY!

20ish kts gusts

17 steady

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Come to think of it ... It was a week or two before labor day....

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This is before I tacked back west...
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Speed...

Love my boat! Nothing wrong with a singlehanding BFS!
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Okay - lots of critics around who seem to really know how to sail. So how about some fresh new BFSs?

Anyone pull down some big stuff this season? Or was it just the year of the Pleasant Daysail and Keyboard Quarterbacking?
Not exactly bfs as,we were bare poles at the time.
I posted this video on the thunderstorm thread about a month ago.
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Tim!

My BFS is better than yours! (you just happen to have a hot lady in yours...!!!)

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Lol.
I agree, yours is better as you are actually sailing. Ha.

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we managed to get hit north of cabo san lucas by 60+ kts winds in may, around may 15th---and got the brick up to 8+ kts under jib n jigger, both reefed----glad i thunk of that before we left isla cedros-- was a good call as winds pick up here suddenly ..boat handled it fine. also glad i was sailing in those danged storms in g.o.m--- the high winds inside em were a good learning experience.....was looking forward to having more of same after we left cabo --stopped for fuel before crossing sea of cortez-- zero wind less than 1 hour after the 60+ kts just north of us!!
if you have a teak taff rail-- do NOT prevent your mizzen to it--it WILL break....now i prevent to a hawse .....is strong.


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