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loopy



Joined: 21 May 2004
Posts: 59

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

windward1 wrote:
Hi Loopy,
Sure. It is a Garmin Forerunner 310XT. I do not think that particular model is made anymore, but can still be found online. Or at least when I got mine, a second one after losing the first in the drink, I was still able to find it online.
I have mine set up for running as it did not have windsurfing. It is the size of a large watch so on your wrist you can check what is happening. I have the upper half of the screen set for speed (in mph) and the lower left with the maximum read for the timed period. On the lower right I have the time of day.
It is accurate and can be checked against your car speedometer. If accelerating or decelerating the speed displayed is about three seconds behind. However the peak maximum will pick up whatever your instantaneous peak speed was.
There can be inaccuracies related to speed. If you wipe out and the watch is underwater for too long, it loses the satellites and when it comes topside it may start showing numbers that are a mite high. And your friends won't believe you, no matter how much you point at your watch, that you attained a peak speed of 468 mph.
Also, when you first turn it on and it is finding satellites, for a minute or so it will be sort of resetting itself and oscillating through numbers that could be in the thousands. Let it steady our on zero for a half minute before starting the timer.
The watch automatically connects to your computer if you have the antenna plugged in and the watch is on and nearby. Once the data transfer is complete, one goes to Garmen Connect to view the data and tracks. I believe the accuracy of the tracks is within a meter or two. Once or twice I have noted errors where the track was off by about ten meters. That is rare, though and only for a tiny section of the overall track. Most of it was good.
The Garmin Connect seems to automatically ignore those outliers like that 468 mph wipe out. You won't see that value on the displays of the data and track.
I am happy with the product.
W1
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dllee



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
Posts: 3908
Location: East Bay

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice 6.0 and 90 liter Carve day at Berkeley. 2-6 sunny, easy sailing. 162lbs. and off the East dock.
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Goodwind



Joined: 06 May 2005
Posts: 183
Location: On water

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A surprisingly good day at the stick today (Wednesday), but you can't tell by looking at the WSW forecast and the sensor archive. Only three guys out. Got into the water around 3:45pm on my sweet 4.5/90 combination. It was a bit holely the first half hour but right when the sensor reading dropped to about 12 mph, mainly NW wind picked up and got really steady. Sailed till about 5:30pm. The 10 or so people who suffered mightily from yesterday's wacky gusty big day were nowhere to be found.
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ERROR!!!



Joined: 26 Feb 1998
Posts: 128
Location: East Bay

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:02 pm    Post subject: Sherman Island Access Reply with quote

Very nice wind with the excellent ebb tide enabled The Flea to hop over the lip of a nice roller on the river this morning (upper left), do a cut back up the face (upper center and right), and catch the wave again (bottom).


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windward1



Joined: 18 Jun 2000
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:55 am    Post subject: New Brighton 07-12-2018 Reply with quote

Windsurfed off of New Brighton today up to Pleasure Point and back. Not much wind so was on my Angulo 10'-10" and had my Ezzy Cheetah 7.0. It was a nice leisurely jaunt with a wave caught here and there. Pumping was involved.

Something that may be interesting is the number of sightseeing boats visiting the waters right off of New Brighton Beach. Seems we have become Shark City with the number of great white sharks seen at any one time as high as 40. When I first got to the launch, two boats were cruising looking for sharks. I took a pic. At the bottom of the pic, the sawhorse signs contain shark warnings posted on them.

I cruised around looking for the shark, but saw none. Water was not as clear today as it was the day of the drone video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh39JL6LyHo

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bert



Joined: 10 Apr 2000
Posts: 542

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:16 pm    Post subject: The Stick on Friday Reply with quote

Nice session on the foil this Friday just past noon. Wind was 12-15 which was perfect for the 5.2 Flyer. Did a downwinder to Hunters Point past the pier towards the shipping lane where tankers park. The upwind angle on a foil is incredible..you're almost sailing straight into the wind. Sailed an hour and half perfecting my jibes and working on quick tacks on the JP 135.
My wife worries about me always sailing alone. To allay her fears I told her that I met a sailing buddy named Wilson. He's kinda quiet, never complains, and best of all, he's is not a Trump loving Republican..which pleases my wife Laughing



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lokomotiv



Joined: 08 Jun 2003
Posts: 16

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Coyote point marina launch Reply with quote

I think I might try that next time it's a minus tide. Is there a wind shadow from the bluff?

jmarik wrote:
dvCali,
There is a small beach cca 100 yards downwind from the launch. I have never had to use it and I am not sure if it exists at really high tide. The NW wind yesterday took me couple hundred yards downwind form the yellow buoy where I met few guys from the regular launch.
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jmarik



Joined: 23 Apr 2012
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:49 am    Post subject: Re: Coyote point marina launch Reply with quote

No. The WSW wind is actually stronger close to the bluff than outside.
lokomotiv wrote:
I think I might try that next time it's a minus tide. Is there a wind shadow from the bluff?
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bert



Joined: 10 Apr 2000
Posts: 542

PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:55 pm    Post subject: Coyote on Saturday Reply with quote

Good crowd at Coyote Point this Saturday. Wind was 17 on the inside and close to 20 further out when I launched the foil at 1 pm with 4.7 Naish Force. Flood chop was good size and I should have rigged 4.2 but with all the time I've put on the foil I was to handle the conditions , make all my jibes and stay dry. After an hour I came in, took a break, talked story with the other windsurfers. Later I took out the Kona Carbone longboard with the 4.7 and sailed for another half hour. I was planing on the big board when others were slogging on much bigger sails. Made for a satisfying day..my 85th sailing for this season Cool
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windward1



Joined: 18 Jun 2000
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Bert,

I enjoy your session reports and the pics add a nice touch to them.
Admire your willingness to travel on a windsurfer and experience that adventure. Plus you sail many different places.
Your gear quiver must be the envy of many.
Alas, I have only 70 sessions in this year to your 85. For me though, this is probably my best year ever. So, happy I am.

W1


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