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1 Week Ago 07:19 AM
chall03
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
You know, I think it's actually good to be on your boat in your slip in a big blow. It's easy to think about 50 knots being the kind of wind that will rip your boat apart if you've never been in it. But it's not.

Yes, I understand that throwing in an F10 sea state can up the ante quite a bit - but still, it's good to see how your boat responds, sounds, and feels in that wind. The boat was perfectly fine - canvas and all.

(Now 73 knots - F12 winds - is an entirely different animal. Wow.)
I agree.

Hey nothing beats heeling hard over in your slip while trying to juggle a glass of wine and a book.

The other thing to do in rough conditions is to find a headland, the end of breakwall etc and got a stand there(safely) in your foulies watching the sea for a hour.

Firstly cause the sea is awesome. Secondly cause you learn a lot.

It has been carnage here the past 24 hours. A Beneteau floating past(slipped mooring I am guessing) hit the end of the marina arm.

Another rough night to get through tonight before things calm down.
1 Week Ago 07:09 AM
Minnewaska
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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....Yes, I understand that throwing in an F10 sea state can up the ante quite a bit - but still, it's good to see how your boat responds, sounds, and feels in that wind. The boat was perfectly fine - canvas and all.....
The sea state not only throws the boat around, but changes the wind angle on the canvas. Likely to find yourself further healed over, with wind pushing up from the bottom. Not to mention taking a good wave on it.

Lots of canvas survives a tough passage. Lots gets torn to shreds. It's a crap shoot.
1 Week Ago 11:41 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Highest recorded wind I saw overnight here was 73kts according to my I60. Most of the time 50-60.

Also sitting in a marina A few boats damaged here though unfortunately.
You know, I think it's actually good to be on your boat in your slip in a big blow. It's easy to think about 50 knots being the kind of wind that will rip your boat apart if you've never been in it. But it's not.

Yes, I understand that throwing in an F10 sea state can up the ante quite a bit - but still, it's good to see how your boat responds, sounds, and feels in that wind. The boat was perfectly fine - canvas and all.

(Now 73 knots - F12 winds - is an entirely different animal. Wow.)
1 Week Ago 11:30 PM
chall03
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Highest recorded wind I saw overnight here was 73kts according to my I60. Most of the time 50-60.

Also sitting in a marina A few boats damaged here though unfortunately.
1 Week Ago 09:17 PM
RTB
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Yep. Nice being tied up in the slip for that one. Our dinghy went "walkabout" during that storm. I was thinking it should be tied down on the dock. Next time - listen to the voice in your head, Ralph!

Storms like that remind me of some really long nights at anchor. When we went cruising, I knew we'd never be sailing in 40-50 knots of wind.....at least, not if I could help it. The one thing I never really planned for was what happens if you are anchored out when one of these storms hits. It is practically unavoidable when you are out cruising. So....just imagine the same storm at anchor. Believe me, if you cruise through Florida or the Bahamas during June/July, you will find out for yourself what it's like. Guaranteed. No doubt, that Mantus anchor will be far more valuable to you than that Jordan Series drogue. But, relax. Everyone in the anchorage will be awake along with you at 3 am, waiting for the drag alarm to sound. Have the key in the ignition, and a plan, just in case it's your alarm that goes off.

I could certainly write a BFS at anchor post for you from one long night at Green Turtle Cay in the Abacos last spring. (My wife's worst nightmare - or- our worst experience ever while cruising) Seriously, I believe living on the hook to be one of any cruiser's biggest challenge. Get it wrong, and it's a quick way to lose your boat.

Nice video, BTW. I could relate.

Ralph
1 Week Ago 06:20 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Originally Posted by Don0190 View Post
Looked pretty smooth out, what was the seas doing? I would much prefer to be in high wind than tall steep short period seas.
I take it you didn't watch the video to the end? The seas at our location at that time were running about 6" - as there was only about 80' of fetch from the marina wall to our slip. Heh-heh.
1 Week Ago 05:43 PM
Don0190
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Looked pretty smooth out, what was the seas doing? I would much prefer to be in high wind than tall steep short period seas.
1 Week Ago 05:17 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Riding out a serious storm on our boat...


The little metal fish was panicking.
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Whitebread117
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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