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Old 11-11-2008
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I was driving along today in Brooklyn, NY when I saw one of those stupid white ellipses with the letters "BFS" in it. I had to get closer and sure enough the writing around the rim indicated that it was from the "Brooklyn Friends School" and not from Big Friggin' Sails.
As long as we are on the topic of those silly white ellipses I have seen one that says "BFD" and when upon close inspection it indicated the "Bedford Fire Department" as opposed to "Big Friggin' Deal".
Sailing is nearly over here until spring.
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Are there any graphics dudes on board who can slice out some cool BFS stickers? I'd sport one with pride.
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SWW - great idea. I'll get on that.

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Wow, GeorgeB, very impressive sailing!!

Tame compared to George's conditions, but we had some good sailing this past weekend on the Chesapeake. If I have time I might post a trip report...

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John thanks for the Picture. There are some boats that just cut the water better than others and Pacific Seacraft is one of those boats!
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Are there any graphics dudes on board who can slice out some cool BFS stickers? I'd sport one with pride.
I'll have the BFS stickers (and other tasteless crap) ready for you in the next few days. I figured I needed to set up a BFS Shop to bring all the dysfunctional mayhem we love about this place to the masses. Hell, when it's ready, I'll even advertise it on Sailnet to give love where it's due. This could be fun.

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I'm glad I saw this thread! I went out Saturday afternoon in my pearson coaster. Saw about 25 sustained and max of around 30. It sure was gusty. Got water up to the coaming more than once due to a strong gust. Real wet ride too, no dodger on the boat yet. Had to eventually put two reefs in the main and roll the 135 up a bit.

Went out sunday around noon in the beneteau 423 and saw a little stronger winds. I saw one gust shoot the anemometer to 37.4 apparent on a beam reach. No kidding. Even hit 9 kts GPS speed once, which is really fast for that boat (shallow draft version).

FYI I started both trips at my house on indian creek... and went out for a little while in fleets bay, then cruised out to the ships channel in the middle and back into indian creek.



Okay - so this is the last BFS I'll steal from other threads. dell30rb definitely pulled one down as evidenced in the photos above. Freakin' awesome. Especially given the fact that he did it in two separate boats. Kind of like taking out the Maserati one morning, then the Bentley the next. Like freakin' Leno.

Anyway BFS.

From here on, if a respectable sailor's gonna pull down a BFS - said sailor needs to have the "temerity" to throw down said BFS thereafter. I can't keep doing all the heavy lifting here. This modesty thing is a serious buzz kill.

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Don't remember, did this shot get posted on this thread from the FWB finish a month or so ago? I know we talked about the race and the 30-40 knot winds.....



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Which shot? I don't see nothin'.
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BFS in print

I just picked up a copy of "Heavy weather sailing" by K. Adlaed Coles and John de Graff.

I figured you folks would enjoy it.
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