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Sailing Sherman on a flood?
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victor



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a lot of work no matter how you do it.

wait for the ebb.
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jse



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

victor wrote:
a lot of work no matter how you do it.

wait for the ebb.


Half the sailing. Just sayin...
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When Sherm is EBB'ing, and winds are strong, its a dream. A constant barrage of jumps and slashes. When It is flooding, it turns into a flat boring river.
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noshuzbluz



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

boggsman1 wrote:
When Sherm is EBB'ing, and winds are strong, its a dream. A constant barrage of jumps and slashes. When It is flooding, it turns into a flat boring river.


I don't sail enough to say its boring. Uneventful yes. Boring no. It's just fun to sail and enjoy the camaraderie on shore.

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boggsman1



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im exaggerating. Work is boring , windsurfing is not....its all relative.
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johnnyo



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

regardless of the tide...it's always better to be in the water!
Makes you a better sailor anyway.
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spennie



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sit on shore, or go blast around on flat water? Hmmmmm...

I've had some excellent sessions during a flood! However, I have the gear for it. If all you want to do is jump, and you're not willing to do anything else, get a tiny wave board and some small sails and sit on shore 3/4 of the time waiting for the wind & tides to line up. Me, I'll be blasting by on slalom gear. People who call that "boring" have never sailed downwind at 30mph on a flood.

Another note on the physics of floods: When sailing back (starboard tack) and pointing, your fin is going faster than normal, since it's going against the tide. If you sail is going 20, your fin is going 23 on a big flood. This allows you to point like crazy on starboard tack! I've sailed up to the Playpen from the Sign in 4-5 reaches on slalom gear.

Pick up an old 110 liter+ board and a used 6.5, and never miss another session!

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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last poster has it dialed.
Hit the access, rig a big slalom sail, blade, slalom board, and sail the flood doing laydown jibes in 200' arcs. No worries about the flood. And the river doesn't flood across the whole way, so you can find eddys and slacks to make upwind ground.
Fun to jibe (no tacks, I can't tack) up to Collinstown, then run downwind back.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right Spennie. I have a small car and small gear, so I dont even go to Shermy when its flooding. But I have three or four addictions, so I dont sit on shore either.
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timwnitram



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Getting upwind can also be done by sailing with your back foot out of the strap and infront of the back strap. It REALLY helps you point, it also helps keep you on a plane in lower winds. It helps with keeping your body forward, everything. If you sail with a smaller freestyle fin, this trick will help you point like a mo-fo.
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