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Frostbiting, Anyone?

Does anyone here do frostbiting?

We're doing it here (Buffalo, NY) until the water freezes or December 20, whichever comes first. I wish they'd just let us sail till the water freezes, which likely won't happen until January sometime.

I want to be so famous that drag queens will dress up like me in parades after I'm dead.
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We'd stay at the harbor later but it gets hard to find crew after mid Nov. We're always the last to leave anyway.
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I do until Dec 15th. Then again a freaky warm day last sunday hit 70*, but light winds. I'd rather have 40* and 15 kts.

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up here on the western end of lake superior the marinas generally want the boats hauled in mid october. this year we could have sailed in november, as it was warmer than october. i pulled mine the the last of september , as i wanted to haul it home and get it covered before the snow came. we have no snow on the ground now, though we had some in october. our highs have been in the 40s lately, ( a heat wave ! )

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Frostbite ???

Winter hibernation is the only reasonable choice. Recent scientific surveys found that mammals choose hibernation 10-to-1 over frostbite.

What are you pretending not to know ?

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. I'd rather have 40* and 15 kts.
Same temp, twice the wind- that's been Nov. here so far.
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We're just using small boats, tech dinghies, basically a shell with a centerboard, rudder & a mainsail. We drop them in the water & pull them afterward. You can only get one or two people in them. There's some kids that sail in 420's & they sail one person per boat. Crew is not an issue with these things. If it's over 15 kts, we don't sail cuz these things are so tippy you can't really heel in them much. Usually they're best from 6 - 10 kts.

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I don't race, but I do sail all winter. The big boat stays afloat to use on good days. The last three winters I didn't have a big boat, so I sailed trailer boats ranging from 13-19'. We usualy get some warm (50s) days scattered throughout.
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Frost bite?

Hyper Nation?

What is this, wierd science?

Copernicus is tied to 460 cubic inch Ford truck and ready to roll the 70 miles to the coast at a max speed of 55 mph(that's the law)friday night after work.

Weather is supposed to be in the high 70's and sunny.

I know, I know my Mac is unsafe and will not point well but I will be anchored and sound asleep by midnight and sailing most of sat. and sun.

If I encounter any 50 foot waves and wind of 80 knotts I will do the smart thing and stay in the harbor and maybe just motor around in sheltered waters but I will be in the water and moving.

I, for sure will NOT be sailing anywhere near that Hyper Nation.

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Planning on sailing through the new year, then maybe the rest of the winter unless I remove the engine? Um?

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