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Heh-heh. I just noticed...over 300K views for a thread dedicated to awesome sailing. It really doesn't get any better than that.
To you, fellow BFSers!
To you, fellow BFSers!
What? Why not? We, here on SailNet are usually nice, and non-judgmental when discussing a sunk boat. We will even offer our opinions on how you should have done things better (usually several each) at no additional charge.Stuff happens, I still make mistakes(damn it!). We remember sinking this boat as a family(I'm not going into that here... )
A double stamp! Thanks Smack! And since I like to give back.....Here ya' go.Oh hell yeah!!
Freakin' awesome Med!!!!!!!!!!!!
That, my friends, is how sailing is done.
Cool phone for sure. The specs says its rated IP67. The 7 stands for water resistant to 1 meter. The photo of the snorkelor would seem a bit deceptive by the manufacturer.....Because it's a smart phone and it's submersible!.....
Interesting, my experience says they're conservative. My pentax optio camera and samsung Xplorer B2100 are both devices that I take with me when swiming, surfing, falling overboard etc.Cool phone for sure. The specs says its rated IP67. The 7 stands for water resistant to 1 meter. The photo of the snorkelor would seem a bit deceptive by the manufacturer.
In my personal experience, water tight ratings are only reliable to be about half their depth rating. Behind that was a crap shoot.
Nevertheless, great phone for a boat, where simply getting wet isn't an issue.
Woohoo, is right Maybe it's the newness of it all, but I am filled with this joy, too, when I sail. I don't have any pictures, so here's just a synopsis from this past weekend. On Saturday, I was in the Singlehand Sailing Society's (SSS) 'Round the Rocks' race on San Francisco Bay. It was 19.2 nm starting near Berkeley; then around Alcatraz Island, Harding Rock and Angel Island; down wind to Red Rock and The Brothers; with the finish at Richmond Yacht Club. This was my 4th singlehand race. I was a minute late to the start with 9 boats in my division. Winds were gusting to 25 knots (consistent 18-20), with big chop and a strong ebb for the first half. Right around the Richmond Bridge, the wind died to 6 knots and we were fighting a strong flood, which does some squirrely things next to those big rocks. I stayed the night at the Richmond YC, then singlehanded back across the bay on Sunday, with winds again up to 23 knots, again no reef, keeping pace the whole way with a barge heading to Oakland. No instruments were on -- so had no idea how fast I was going -- just enjoying the moment. Stern tied into my slip. The only snafu was forgetting to open the gate to step off with the spring line. No foul though. It's such a great feeling!For me, this is what happiness is all about. I can't wait to take her beyond the jetties for the first time this summer.