Im with John..55 to 65 gusts..45 sustained..Thats a lot of mast..
It is totally irrelevant to use the Buford scale here in the Puget Sound that is way I dont do it..You guys in unprotected waters put up with more at 15 knots then we will at 30...This is not a fair comparison and thats why I dont like Smacky singling out people and I made a coment regarding that this is not SA this is Sailnet we get along better over here..Lets try and keep it that way guys...
If you dont want my stories OK I wont put any more here..I tell the truth in all I do so no skin lost..I posted the NOAA wind record for you we were out there..I had a friend along and was excited to show him my boat and get going and I for got one camera in my car...I had another camera in my ditch bag..I pulled it out right after our biggest heal right befor we took in somemore head sail and the batteries showed a red light I would have ruined the camera if I would have tried to put new ones in which I had in the bag too..we were getting soaking wet from spray..I'm sorry guess it must have been a dream...I had suspicions some would doubt..thats OK..
Mine was just a story not ever intended to be bragging or Bravado..I was excited to share it that was all..that my family actually did good and didnt freak out and is not afraid to go out with me again after that.. it was way more then we bargained for..but I was not afraid..never.. I new I had a way out behind an Island if I needed one..I was woried about parting the roller furler line thats all..that made me a little nervous.
Its ok if no one believes me really I dont even care..I was there...I learned a lot about my boat in a few short hours..we had a good time genrally and yes I would do it again because I would want to learn if a little patch on the mizzen would have been better or worse..but would want more experiance on the boat with any more sail up then we had.. I cant find that out over a beer in a bar talking about it or looking at this screen..I will have to go out an do it...sorry
Ray if your serious about going out tomorrow I am ready...Charlie I could use you too...we really need three people if it get as bad...dont you feel the 24 hour flu comming on...
I am done here also..
Smacky ..maybe you were right afterall.
And I was just starting to have fun..