I had the wind instrument on yesterday and it recorded a max gust of 60 knots (in Jersey City). It really was honking for a few minutes midafternoon. A bit noisy for sleeping but my wife says she sleeps better when the boat is moving around a bit. The owner of one of the boats on the hard is not going to be happy when he sees what is left of his former jib which came undone from the furler. No idea why someone would leave the jib on all winter.