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Well that was fun

Went for a sail today, forecast 15-20knots, nice blue sky. Still had a couple of reefs in from the other day so left them there to see how it was out on the water. Turns out that was a fine idea





Checked after we got back in, sustained 23knots gusting to 30, I think we could have checked the keel joint on several occasions without getting wet. I think I need to get my smallest jib converted to hanks as we were a touch overpowered with the 115% flying. Certainly the highest winds I've had her out in, all kept nicely under control (I thought), let her round up a few times when all letting the main out did was to dunk the end of the boom in the water
Not a BFS for you salty dogs, but was for me.

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It's good to see you clean up the reef. That sloppy hanging sail was irritating.

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Hah, yeah, it was neat when we started the other day, fell out and I couldn't get forward to clean it up.

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Actually I would rate that as a BFS. Looks great.

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Nice.... we're heading out tomorrow to Bowen Is for NYE overnight.. this system is forecast to blow through soon, but promises some nice 15-20 SE for the next two days.

Great pics, btw!

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Thanks, they are actually screen grabs from the video camera I got from Santa. Great piece of kit, going to see if I can RainX the cover so the water beads off a bit better.
If I can figure out this video editing software (and buy a new computer, turns out my 2003 vintage laptop isn't up to it) then I will put some clips up too. This mount point gives a really good sensation of speed.

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Great pics Paul, the wind was howling here all day, must have been fun.

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Not sure if this will work or not, but here's a short bit of video
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Damn Paul! You're an animal...now I'm inspired...hoping for some wind this weekend...maybe I'll put up the 160 and lay her down...maybe not...after 30 degrees my heart starts pounding out of my chest...
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They call 'em foulies for a reason

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