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Kayak Sailing Demonstration- High Winds

About a 20ish mile sail through rivers lakes and wetlands. Wind forecast was for 20 knots sustained with gusts to 49 knots. It was chilly.


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Dry suit?
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Re: Kayak Sailing Demonstration- High Winds

Looks like fun, though I think I'd prefer a bit warmer weather.
Nicely made video.
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Re: Kayak Sailing Demonstration- High Winds

Nice video but I would like to see the part where you need to go upwind in 20 knot winds with gusts to 49 knots.
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Very wonderful! Thanks for sharing. I'm amazed at all that you can fit in.
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upwind in 20 knot winds with gusts to 49 knots.
I would have swam for sure. A guy needs to know his limits
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I would have swam for sure. A guy needs to know his limits

Great Video! Thanks for sharing it. I was cold just watching it. That's my Limit! ;-)
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7 miles paddling upwind would have been fun! Lol


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That looks like a lot of fun...nice informative video.
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