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bobgatpdx1



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:05 am    Post subject: Gorge sensor correlation Reply with quote

Ive noticed quite a bit of variation in the Gorge windspeed sensors. I use Swell City as a reference (I sail at the Hatchery):

Spot Reported Sail
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Hatch 19-21MPH 5.0m
Steve 21-23MPH 5.0m
Dougs 17-19MPH 5.0m
Mary 19-21MPH 5.0m

As you can see by the above data it appears that Stevenson over-reports by about 2MPH, while Dougs under-reports by about 2MPH. Maryhill seems to be about the same as the Hatchery.
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JRuffus



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:55 am    Post subject: RE: Gorge sensor correlation Reply with quote

Most likely dude to different rates ov water flowing downriver, as stevenson has the least amount of river current
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isobars



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:43 am    Post subject: RE: Gorge sensor correlation Reply with quote

Arlington: 27-29 mph (at my 193 pounds)

Mike \m/
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starfish



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:31 pm    Post subject: RE: Gorge sensor correlation Reply with quote

I weigh 200 and just say no to 5.0. This the gorge after all. And please no heckling from isobars. jim
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isobars



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:59 pm    Post subject: RE: Gorge sensor correlation Reply with quote

Why should I heckle, given that Im (almost) in your court? While I enjoy 5.2 sailing (i.e., when most guys are on 4.2s and 4.7s), but it takes good conditions (read: SWELL) to get me on my 5.7. That starts in the low 20s at Arlington IF the wind speed and direction are steady.

Mike \m/
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bobgatpdx1



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:41 am    Post subject: RE: Gorge sensor correlation Reply with quote

Its interesting - the Gorge is the only place I know that has a lot of this wind snob thing going on. Today I went to the Hatchery it was blowing about 15MPH and everyone was sitting around. I went out on my 120L + 7.2m and I was planing and cutting jibes in no time. Eventually the wind came up and I switched to 5.7m and finally some other folks joined me on the water. Id much rather sail my 4.0m or 4.5m, but as long as I can plane, Id rather be out on the water.
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starfish



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:06 am    Post subject: RE: Gorge sensor correlation Reply with quote

You are right we are wind snobs. I used to sail 6.7 and loved it at larkspur. Then I started sailing 5.5 at crissy. And then 4.7 at the north tower. It will never be the same. Now it takes 4.2 to raise my heart beat. But I really live in the gorge for the single track...jim just say no to 5.0
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isobars



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:34 am    Post subject: RE: Gorge sensor correlation Reply with quote

MANY Gorge sailors wont even sail their 4.5s if theres no organized swell. Their allure is terrain, not planing.

Mike \m/
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