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Someone have a word with the wind foreman...

What's up with the wind on weekends? Huh? Somebody?

Yesterday, 10 knots. Yeah, it was okay and fun and everything. But...today, 20! And I'm having to sit in my office and watch it. This just ain't right.

And it's like this WAY too many weekends.

SailNet, I want a word with the foreman.

Sincerely,

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Ah....we had some pretty good wind here in Maine this weekend. Friday was gusting to 20-25kts or so, and Sat was gusting to 30.

Even yesterday, when the forecast was calling for calm winds, it was good.

Today too, though I am watching from a window, like you.

Most of August gave us fickle winds, so I'm taking advantage now...

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Ah, that's the reason for the ankle bracelet...you're under "Wind Gods Arrest"!

*Start Soup Nazi voice* No BFS for you, Puddle Pirate!

At LEAST you went sailing yesterday!

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Ah, that's a the reason for the ankle braclet...you're under "Wind Gods Arrest"!

*Start Soup Nazi voice* No BFS for you, Puddle Pirate!

At LEAST you went sailing yesterday!
Now that's funny.

Yeah full, I'm trying to get out every weekend. We're going to do an overnighter this weekend since things have cooled down.

But first I have to find a hacksaw and work on this ankle bracelet...


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Lose the foot and it'll slide right off. Then you can fit a wooden peg--you'll get instant respect on the docks!

The worst is when it's sunny and 80F all week, and then the weekend comes and the weather goes BLAH! Then Monday morning... 80F and sunny again.

But as they say, a bad day on the water is better then a good day at work!
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Where I live what most often follows two days of no wind and terrible pouring rain is usually Monday!

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Lose the foot and it'll slide right off. Then you can fit a wooden peg--you'll get instant respect on the docks!

The worst is when it's sunny and 80F all week, and then the weekend comes and the weather goes BLAH! Then Monday morning... 80F and sunny again.

But as they say, a bad day on the water is better then a good day at work!
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Iím actually looking forward to the calmer winds of fall. We had a really good summer with lots of big breezes. No record breakers but more than a few days with the true winds in the mid thirties range - both inside and outside the Bay. The downside to big breezes is Mrs. B gets tired out and then isnít in the mood to fly the kite (When we double hand, she has to drive while I trim the kite). I did get the opportunity to teach her how to surf on one particularly blustery day however. Usually she just says that I spent too much time playing in the slot and she is not about to gybe her brains out flying the kite down the Estuary so we wind up whisker poling home.
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What's up with the wind on weekends? Huh? Somebody?

Yesterday, 10 knots. Yeah, it was okay and fun and everything. But...today, 20! And I'm having to sit in my office and watch it. This just ain't right.

And it's like this WAY too many weekends.

SailNet, I want a word with the foreman.

Sincerely,

WhineDaddy

GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!

It's been like that here in Dallas for like the last three weekends in a row. yesterday was 4 to 6 so I sat around the house and watched netflix.

Today? 18 to 20 average until 7PM.
And I don't have time to take her out after work today.

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GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!

It's been like that here in Dallas for like the last three weekends in a row. yesterday was 4 to 6 so I sat around the house and watched netflix.

Today? 18 to 20 average until 7PM.
And I don't have time to take her out after work today.
You have time.... as long as you are back in time for work the next morning and can sleep at your desk.

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