Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Portland Oregon
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I developed a sense for what can happen to you when on a friend's 34 footer earlier this season. Winds were 10-15 knots, suddenly jumping up to over 40 mph in a period of about two minutes, during which time the starboard jibsheet blew out through the block and we were then knocked down twice. I watched the bow attempt to dive like a submarine a couple of times, and the captain yelled to me, holding his cat by the tail, who attempted to jump ship. I had a cat in one hand and was frantically grinding the port winch with the other hand to pull in the flapping mess of a foresail.
Was quite the experience I'll never forget.
Again, dont' tempt fate!!!!
Water is Life
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Last edited by carl762; 08-26-2011 at 06:43 PM.