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Now this is getting ridiculous!
If this forecast holds true, the damn boom tent is going back on. Foot's Forecast
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Thanks, that's a great link. I've been using the NOAA site recently since the commercial ones are so full of RAM-hogging garbage, but it's kind of boring.

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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

I've seen this weekends forecase show snow on Sunday morning, then no snow.... I just want it to be warm again so I can get back to my major boat projects.

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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Dan, grab that good lookin gal you're married to, put the pedal to the metal and head to Key West for a long weekend. 81 degrees there today.

Good luck,

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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

OK it dose NOT look like spring outside, however progress toward launch was made last week.

Sea Dragon's Chesapeake smile is gone... Sanding and painting is next.

14 days or 2 weekends until launch..
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Here's a picture of my boat just now, glazed in ice and with the water all blown out of the river:


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Sad to see, Willy. I was hoping to see that boat sitting in a quiet cove surrounded by coconut palms and sugar white sand - NOT SNOW!

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I hated having to put the snow suit, scarf and mittens back on the boat...she was all ready for spring!
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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Pffft... I've had to bundle up in August.

Governor's Cup a few years ago. It was an abnormally cool summer and the nighttime temp was 69F degrees.
Sideways driven rain and wind in the 20's all friggin' night long sent everyone into stage 1 hypothermia. We all had full foulies but not much in the way of under layers. Eventually, we all got damp and chilled under the foulies.

Even I finally succumbed not long after rounding Point Lookout and I handed the tiller over to crew. I crashed hard belowdecks for about an hour before I found some dry, spare clothing and was back on deck to finish the race.

My point: Hypothermia never sleeps, not even in the summer so keep some warmer clothing onboard than you expect you'd ever need. Those vacuum bags work great to keep them dry and compressed so they don't hog a lot of locker space.

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Sideways driven rain and wind in the 20's all friggin' night long sent everyone into stage 1 hypothermia. We all had full foulies but not much in the way of under layers. Eventually, we all got damp and chilled under the foulies.
And people make fun of me for packing my long underwear in summer.

I bet Rich won't.

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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

The older I get, the colder I get. I consider any temperature lower than my age the dead of winter. I have a down comforter on the boat and even crawl under it during mid summer.

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