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Well I'm glad you're safe, and that you have a boat that can handle BFS conditions.

I was in Florida last week, but not close enough to you or I would have pinged you.

As much as I'd love to be your Jedi Apprentice, I'm afraid I'll have to stick with my Pearson 30/X-wing fighter. 30 feet is my optimal single-handing size, and the largest size that I can afford to maintain to a high standard.

As a pilot, I'm sure you'll agree that quality of maintenance is important.
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Swag's on the way Mel! We'll get your video into the Throwdown section soon.
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Not only will we be BFS but doing it in style!
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Looks like a lot of fun, Mel!
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Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Okay - seriously, this is how it's done:

Slayer, Dog Ship and capt vimes like this.
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Okay - seriously, this is how it's done:

Oui.

He then went around the world again with his women didn't he?? But had the common sense the second time to stop in at a few nice places for vin et baguettes.
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Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Hates sailing (weather) while he's sailing, can't get enough when he's not.

Sounds like most of us.

I'm trying to imagine sailing great distance while jury rigged after a rollover. If that's the new BFS standard, I fold.
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Re: Big Freakin' Sails

this summer around the aeolic islands, med...
we had the whole day a constant westerly breeze and were going round lipari and vulcano on a beam reach...
the windmeter gave us 40-50 knots, but i doubted it very much, because we had full main and a slightly reefed genoa - so maybe we had a good force 6 wind...
on those boats we saw, they were all wearing foulies and pfds, while we held on to our beer cans...
it was an almost perfect day! \o/
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this summer around the aeolic islands, med...
we had the whole day a constant westerly breeze and were going round lipari and vulcano on a beam reach...
the windmeter gave us 40-50 knots, but i doubted it very much, because we had full main and a slightly reefed genoa - so maybe we had a good force 6 wind...
on those boats we saw, they were all wearing foulies and pfds, while we held on to our beer cans...
it was an almost perfect day! \o/
sailing around the aeolic islands in a nice breeze - YouTube
Oh hell yeah!!



Dude - that is beautiful!!!!!
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