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Who's gotten out this season? I got out for the first-sail-of-the-season yesterday. Weather was overcast, 60ish degrees, winds 5-10 knots out of the S, SE.

Winds were enjoyable on the way out, a little flat on the way back. Had to motor sail. Was out for about 2 hours or so

 

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Got out yesterday for three hours or so....winds were 5kts. and under...motored most of the time or just sat still and waited....

now LAST week it was blowing around 20 and we had the rails buried most of the afternoon!! Great Fun!!
 

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Hello,

My boat got splashed last week. I wanted to bend the sails on and get out this weekend, but it's been raining since Friday....

Barry
 

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There's a season?
My boat comes home this month (waiting for my ship). Then I can do big boy sailing like you guys. 'Til then it's trailer boats, which have no offseason.
 

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We also got out for a quick couple of hour sail between downpours on Saturday. We splashed two weeks ago and motored about an hour from the boat yard to our slip so Saturday was our first sail this year.

We just had some problems with the rig corrected and installed our new sails, so it was like a whole new boat. We cleared the channel and set our sails on a starboard tack. There was a similar sized Beneteau on the same tack, so so we set our sights on him, and closed to within about 5 boat lengths before tacking away. He sailed on a bit closer to the skinny water then he also tacked over to port. We made a fairly short tack back over to starboard as we were messing about to properly locate the genny cars. When we crossed the Bene's bow, we'd pulled to about 8 boat lengths lead and continued to walk away when we tacked over to match his port tack.

It was a dramatic display of how much a difference there is with a brand new full battened main and a older roller furling sail. I would have been pretty closely matched to this guy with my old sails.

Anyway, this weekend just whetted the appetite for some great sailing this season, and I'm choping at the bit.
 

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Taught last Sat, tried to last Sun until a Northerly squall changed my plans...

What's the first sail of the season? Sorry, I forget my New England roots.

But down here, summer's the non-sailing season due to no air, the rest of the year is good... ;-)
 

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Got out three times this weekend (well, Thur, Fri, Sun). Great weather, finally, here in Seattle. Thursday we had light winds 5knots or so, Friday 8knts and Sunday 10-12knts.

Took some great pics on Thursday with a friend of mine... could this be the start of Summer?!!



 

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You guys are lucky. My boat is on the hard. It is nearly ready to splash but waiting some last minute work on the engine. Then the monsoon season has arrived here on the Chesapeake Bay with rain for a solid week plus. I can't wait until the day she goes back in...
 

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We were out trolling for Trophy Rockfish under double reefed mainsail on the Chesapeake most of the day Sunday in full foulies in the pouring rain....no bites, so finally at 3pm the wind came up strong, pulled in the lines, put up the #2 headsail, opened a bottle of wine, put hotwings in the oven and had a glorious 6-7 knot sail back from Bloody Point to my mooring in Galesville. Way better than staying in the house!

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Put the sails up Sun. am and went out for a shakedown..... winds were 10- 15 knots and gusting to 20 knots.... saw 7.2 knots ( SOG ) and for the most part 6 - 6.5 knots .... had some fun and eventually reefed / furled way down and cruised at 4.5 - 5 knots. after getting tired of fighting the gusts. :D

Felt good to finally get out again..
 

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Hello,

My boat got splashed last week. I wanted to bend the sails on and get out this weekend, but it's been raining since Friday....

Barry
Comon Barry - don't let a little rain stop you! lol just kiddin ;)

Since I'm waiting for my new rigging to be finished my boat is just sitting on her mooring but actually went out sailing on in Smithtown Bay on my friends new to him 30' S2. We put on all the foulies and it was actually pretty cool and refreshing to just go out for a 3 hour day sail in the steady rain - something I'v never done before when I didn't get stuck out in it. We were the only boat on the Sound.

Also Barry I'm going to be done at Sinai on Wednesday to finish the rigging at the fuel dock at Ralph's. You gonna be around?
 

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Sounds good to me, glad some folks are getting out slowly but surely :)

For those with no off-season :p
 

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the ice just left my harbour on lk superior. ready to dunk the boat but i gotta help wandering star first, not a bad compromise though.
 
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