Join Date: Jul 2007
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Rep Power: 10
10 to 15kn is my preference, but 5 to 10 is relaxing sailing.
Less than 5, I like the challenge to get 2 kn SOG.
Above 15 I think hard before going out, then reefed at the dock, but once out I am OK up to 25, and really don't like anything above 25.
On the lower Delaware Bay with short period waves, where I will be until the end of July, it is more an issue of sea state, I will go out in less than 2ft sea, will think hard about 3ft sea and avoid 4ft and above.
I can easily get up to my 5kn hull speed in 10 to 15kn winds, anything more is just to much work.
1970 Havsfidra 20 by Fisksatra
On the Delaware River at Fox Grove Marina Essington PA