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Re: Nor'easter Season
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.