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  Topic: thruster fin physics
SamD0g

Replies: 34
Views: 26738

PostForum: Northwest USA & Canada   Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:44 pm   Subject: thruster fin physics
And do try North Pacific tri fin boards. OO are hard to sail. The small ones don't plane up too well. The larger ones are like riding a log. And then there is the purling.
  Topic: thruster fin physics
SamD0g

Replies: 34
Views: 26738

PostForum: Northwest USA & Canada   Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:42 pm   Subject: thruster fin physics
It's purling. Like in knitting. The over the top stitch is knitting. Going under is purling.
  Topic: Vacation Rental Ban in Hood River?!
SamD0g

Replies: 95
Views: 85304

PostForum: Northwest USA & Canada   Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:38 pm   Subject: Vacation Rental Ban in Hood River?!
I read a very confusing article in the HR Snooze about this subject. City Council Member Laurent Picard has a big problem with vacation rentals. He used the term disease or some such to describe his p ...
  Topic: thruster fin physics
SamD0g

Replies: 34
Views: 26738

PostForum: Northwest USA & Canada   Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:08 pm   Subject: North Pacific Tri Fins are great
I am not the worlds boldest windsurfer and as such am very gear sensitive. I have tried OO boards and compared to North Pacific they are clunky and more difficult to sail. I feel very confident in 2. ...
  Topic: First timer need some help!
SamD0g

Replies: 12
Views: 12059

PostForum: Northwest USA & Canada   Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:20 am   Subject: Learning to windsurf in the Gorge is doable
Most of the really good windsurfers learned and sailed on big gear on lakes. They advanced to wave and high wind conditions after several seasons. And they started pretty young. Early 20 s. Windsurfin ...
  Topic: Any news on Hatchcam?
SamD0g

Replies: 14
Views: 14482

PostForum: Northwest USA & Canada   Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:16 pm   Subject: Any news on Hatchcam?
We put up a new cam just east of there. Indianrockwindcam.com
  Topic: Fred Noble Passed Today 5/1/2014
SamD0g

Replies: 8
Views: 6974

PostForum: Northwest USA & Canada   Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 12:11 pm   Subject: RIP Fred
I'm sure he will still be challenging the elements wherever he is.
  Topic: Doug's beach closed
SamD0g

Replies: 9
Views: 13106

PostForum: Northwest USA & Canada   Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:26 pm   Subject: Doug's beach closed
http://columbiariverkeeper.org/water-quality/swim-guide/

Here is the link to postings about water quality on the Columbia . I couldn't get the app they mention. It kept showing up for Lake Ontario ...
  Topic: IRRESPONSIBLE KITER 8-15-2013
SamD0g

Replies: 192
Views: 120289

PostForum: Northwest USA & Canada   Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:05 pm   Subject: IRRESPONSIBLE KITER 8-15-2013
I will be interested to learn the outcome. Yes, Dave, do report this to the poliice. Washington and Oregon, just to be on the safe side.
  Topic: Avi the kite board hero
SamD0g

Replies: 7
Views: 8553

PostForum: Northwest USA & Canada   Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:41 pm   Subject: Avi the kiteboard hero
Avi, you are such a great guy. But, we knew that. It was a pretty gnarly day. I've seen windsurf rigs take off that way. If the sail falls on the board and stays there it can get pretty ugly. Now ...
 
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