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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paulf wrote:
i'm not really sure where it is, but the few times i've gone over to sail with ron, it seems to be about 10mph high compared to on the water in the bay

Looks can be deceiving - the meter is quite accurate on most days with westerly winds (SW-W-NW). BTW, the meter is located at First Encounter Beach, at the end of the road near the inlet to the marsh, about 1.6 miles from Skaket.

We have sailed Skaket 6 times, and beaches within 2 miles of Skaket (Ellis Landing, Linnell Landing, First Encounter) 3 times. The meter readings were very close every 8 out of the 9 times; one time only, the meter readings were high. That is based on records in my session database which include wind meter screen shots, GPS tracks, equipment used, and comments.

However, the water state often indicated less wind, especially when the tide is still lower (~3 h before/after high tide). One time in SW at Skaket, three of us got fooled into rigging to big after looking at the water. We had to come in to rig down (I went from 7.0 to 5.5). SW is side shore, but side-off to offshore a bit more to windward, so the water seems very flat from shore, with few white caps. The setup was very similar to today; we had to planned on sailing Kalmus, but decoupling killed the wind there. Skaket was windy and fun.

At an unfamiliar spot, it is often very difficult to tell how windy it is , especially one with a 10-foot tide and almost half a mile of shallows. Happened to me today at Hardings, which I had never sailed in SSW before. While sailing, I was thinking the entire time "This looks like enough wind to plane", but I was schlogging most of the time. Both the meter and the water state fooled me this time Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh no, another nightmare

COASTAL WATERS FROM PTOWN TO CHATHAM -- 401 PM EST TUE DEC 11

Sunny, with a high near 51 / HT @11:30

FRI...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT.

FRI NIGHT...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT.

Preferred start time 1:38 pm
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too give up.

Who needs the Mayans? We screwed the pooch all by ourselves.

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/

I didn't use a 3.7/4.2/4.7 in the NE all year ....headed towards a steaming stagnant world.....At least the waves were ok.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnzOmXK21aIe

Will book a few last plane tickets.

Maybe go North and shoot a polar bear before they all drown....it would be humane.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

outcast wrote:
Maybe go North and shoot a polar bear before they all drown....it would be humane.

Hunting is the primary killer of polar bears, according to field data as of just a few years ago.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks....I thought it was diabetes from all that Coca-Cola they drink.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naaaaah. They drink Diet Coke off-camera.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

348 PM EST THU DEC 13 2012...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 25 KT.

Still think'n about it
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Location: Old Saybrook Ct.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too ron.c! got the afternoon off, all set to go ,sunny and near 50 sounds good to me! Lets hope the forcast is right for a change. Got my new Dakine mitts even, and a jumbo board just in case the wind is light, Tabou rocket 145, have'nt sailed it yet. I aint givin up yet. Maybe we'll have one of those winters like in "87, I sailed lots of days in Feb. and Mar. with temps near 50 and sunny. Skiing sucked, but the windsurfing was real good.

Paul
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still somewhat optimistic

ANZ254-142130-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PROVINCETOWN MA TO CHATHAM MA TO NANTUCKET MA
OUT 20 NM-
417 AM EST FRI DEC 14 2012

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. SEAS 2 TO
4 FT.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Ellsworth is now my main ride.

Would someone please call me when it's time to go back in the water?

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