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koogzah



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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 2:17 pm    Post subject: Happy Beaufort Scale Day! Reply with quote

Seriously. It is the man's birthday.

From what I can tell, I was sailing in Force 8 (Fresh Gale 39-46mph) Saturday evening under Blunt Point.
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure humans can really sail in "39-46" mph winds.
I know for myself, with over 30 years short board experience, Baja to the Gorge, Texas and Hawaiin Islands, I'd need a 2.0 or smaller for that kind of breeze, at 150 lbs.
At 24-33, I"m comfy on a 3.7 or twisty 4.0.
My Tomales buds had 2.3's. Yogi, MikeWhite, and Boggy at 235lbs used a 2.9 in max winds a little down from that.
My old bud Fat DaveGould, at 275 lbs, used a 3.8 in FlyingTigers 30-45mph....big catapults.
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airwave



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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed you were.
Earlier we were sailing a 7, quite out of control on the 5.0 we started with during the rather pleasant 5.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hoping for a fresh breeze at SI this PM.
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koogzah



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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

airwave wrote:
Indeed you were.
Earlier we were sailing a 7, quite out of control on the 5.0 we started with during the rather pleasant 5.


I think a 3.0-3.5 might have been manageable out there. My 4.2 definitely was not. Had to just rag it out to stay upright. Amazing to be out in those conditions, though. Full on breaking waves and spindrift. Victory at Sea!

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koogzah



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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zirtaeb wrote:
Not sure humans can really sail in "39-46" mph winds.


I have never claimed to be human, Beatriz.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beaufort Scale Day is not over until sunset. Force 5 at TI right now.

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was full-on VAS Saturday at TI. On a 3.6 the smoother water in the flood out by Angel Isl., was manageable, but the gusts were not "comfy," and there was whole lot of heaping up of the angry sea. So, I'm going with "moderate gale, gusting to fresh gale" which is above blowing like snot and less than nuk'in, right? Wink
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Radross, we did not hit Force 8 outside until ~1800, after you had left the building. You experienced Force 7, no doubt. I'm just saying.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Twigs and small branches broken. Difficult to Walk."

I like that. But, technically, what is the difference between a "twig" and a "small branch"?
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