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Old 05-30-2011
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Originally Posted by Faster View Post
Hey glassdad... sorry about the hijack/drift.... Too bad about conditions but FWIW I think you're doing the right thing staying within your and your family's comfort zones. There will be plenty of 'good' days and as things go along you'll get more comfortable with heavier conditions. It's one thing to end up in them, another to choose to take them on.
I agree completely.

When I worked as a yacht broker, I met several guys who decided to take their families out in conditions like that. I met them because their spouses reacted by telling them that they could choose how the boat was going--either voluntarily, through a broker; or as part of a divorce settlement.

Another point to remember is that one's ability to respond to conditions like that is only as good as the weakest member of your crew. If your entire crew is paralyzed with fear, you are basically sailing single-handed in very bad weather.

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Originally Posted by glassdad View Post
Update on Sunday morning: Winds "only" 25 to 30 kts. Not 40. Seas increased to 8' to 12'.

Looks like we are going to a museum today. No boating.
I was really blowing all night at Redondo Beach, 35+kts. The boat was rocking almost like we were anchored out (I kept waking up; I'm not used to that much motion with the boat in her slip). But, it died down enough by mid-morning to make me think about going for a sail ... that is, until I walked over to the breakwater and took a look . I thought Santa Monica Bay was supposed to be nice and sedate?? Oh well, whittled down the boat's to-do list a little, then headed home and worked on the honey-do list at the house for the rest of the day.
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