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Topic Review (Newest First)
06-29-2009 01:30 PM
WouldaShoulda Ouch!!

No more "BFS" for them!!
06-26-2009 11:42 PM
saltydawg
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Originally Posted by eryka View Post
Uh, yeah, it must've been windy, this was towed into our marina at the end of the day:

Hey Eryka,
Looking at that view in your photo, it seems we're neighbors
We're over at the Wet Dog all the time chowing down and playing in the park... maybe we'll see you around.
06-26-2009 03:02 PM
mwollenweber Sunday was definitely nuts. Boat is still up in middle river so the winds were too much for novices in shallow waters with little space. Glad we didn't end up like the pic tho.
06-26-2009 11:41 AM
bloodhunter
Perfect Sunday

Yeah, Sunday was a perfect day for my boat. True wind according to my instruments before we left was 10-20 N - NW with occasional gusts. Wind was right on the nose coming out of the marina But once out was able to head up to the Bloody Point light on a beat to close-reach.
Had the rail down in a couple of the gusts and according to my GPS Enchantress was making up to 11 kts over the bottom. My two sons and their wives were out with us so I had plenty of help. We sailing back and forth a couple of times just for the sheer joy of sailing.
According to my wife I had this big SEGrin on my face the whole time we were out. Finally went back to the marina and had a father's day barbeque.
This is what its all about.
06-26-2009 10:16 AM
patrickrea
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Originally Posted by eryka View Post
Uh, yeah, it must've been windy, this was towed into our marina at the end of the day:
It would be good to hear the story on that one.
06-26-2009 09:33 AM
eryka Uh, yeah, it must've been windy, this was towed into our marina at the end of the day:
06-23-2009 12:50 AM
saltydawg We got our butts kicked Sunday trying to kayak out of a back country camp site as Assateague Island National Seashore. After the kayaks went backwards, we abandoned them with some of the gear and hikes out on foot. We had 3 little kids with us and no more water to camp out longer, so leaving on foot was the best bet. The winds and waves were unreal! We're heading back on a kayak rescue mission (without the kids) tomorrow.
Wish us luck!
06-22-2009 10:52 PM
pdqaltair
No way!

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Originally Posted by lapworth View Post
I was in a thunder storm last year with over 70 knts. but already had my sail down and under motor. Do people try and sail through that ?
Well, it seems, like always that conditions vary from time to time, and place to place. I probably understate wind speeds, because I only look at the gauge when I am bored, not when going like nuts. I was quite please to see 10 knots for 15 minutes at a crack, no surfing. Of course, my Stiletto would have been going 15+ and scaring me to death, rather than having a nice day with the grandparents on-board.

But all agree it was a grand day!
06-22-2009 10:18 PM
mgmhead On Sunday we sailed from Baltimore's Inner Harbor to our slip at the Sailing Empoorium in Rock Hall in just over 3 hours. That's a trip that on Friday took 5.5 hours, wind on the nose and fighting a current. Friday was not fun, Sunday's sail was terrific.

Hope those who got out enjoyed the day as much as my wife and I. Couldn't actually say what the wind speed was, my dial always reads 8 mph. I'll get that fixed one of these days...MGM
06-22-2009 10:10 PM
jorgenl Well... on the southern bay it was more like a sustained 20 knots.

I saw a quite a few gusts to 30-35 in the anchorage in Mobjack Bay before we left.

It settled down a bit by 1:30-2:00 with gusts only to 25 kts.

Great sail downwind for us, broad reach to a run.

Not too crowded on the bay...

We took one wave over the quarter and into the cockpit.

Docking was a bit of a challenge but otherwise a good day.
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