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post #6 of Old 10-08-2019
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Re: Nor'easter Season

Originally Posted by Minnesail View Post

We might get an inch of snow on Saturday, and I'm pretty excited about it! I've never sailed through snow before. Could be fun.
Snow is really not a big problem for sailing imo. It's ice that makes things challenging and ultimately closes my season. I usually make it into December on Lake Ontario, even when I had bigger boats, then the ice, especially near shore gets unmanageable in a fibreglass boat.

To me sailing in the snow feels peaceful, the snow seems to muffle sounds and make the world a quieter place. I guess there are a couple of issues. It can be slippery and it seems to impact visibility more than rain. Can be a bit like sailing in heavy fog.

I would try it out if the opportunity presents itself. A little bit of heat on below can make a big difference for warmth. If I am on a boat with a cabin I like to run my alcohol heater below, provided it isn't too rough.

Last edited by Arcb; 10-09-2019 at 07:21 AM.
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