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J_McV



Joined: 27 Jul 2000
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Location: Southern Oregon Coast

PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:32 pm    Post subject: What gear for 3rd Ave or Coyote Pt. Reply with quote

Looks like I may be spending a week at Stanford this spring. Can only bring minimal gear and only able to sail in the afternoons. Won't be driving to the coast. Been 25 years since I sailed Coyote Pt. and don't remember much except that I slogged a lot on the way out to the wind zone. Was thinking to bring the big Goya 94 Quad wave board and 4.2,4.7,5.3. I weigh 190.
Also are there dates I should avoid for crowds. Can be flexible about when I go there but somewhere in March or April.
Jeff
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carl



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you'll just be slogging again in March with that kit selection.
Mar/April you'll have some days, but the real wind usually comes in May/June.
Do you have any thing bigger? I'm about 5 pounds heavier and most used sizes are 102L with 5.5-6.0-6.6 at Coyote. I do have 4.2 and 4.7 and 90L and
75L but they really don't get used much, mostly in May/June or storm sailing.
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bert



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Carl..lose 10 more lbs this year and you'll be using that 75L more often this year...just throwin' it out there buddy Smile
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carl



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing
It would probably take 50lbs to be comfortable slogging that 75L, unless it's just a short lull on a nuclear day.
BTW, I don't see you out too often on your 78L either!
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J_McV



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that.
So would 3rd ave. be similar wind?
Maybe I should just not take gear and rent from Boardsports if it gets windy. Suppose I could dust off the old 100 ltr. freestyle board and the 5.9 but that's as big as I've got.
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gerritt



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey J_McV. The fact you say the "big" 94 Goya Quad says to me you are an efficient sailor, who considers a 94 to be a big board. I'm 160 and 94 is the biggest I go. Quads are pretty good at getting onto to a plane early. To me, March is the official start of the "season," but I sail year round. March and April are the extreme months in my opinion. You can have no wind and then a day where its averaging 30 knots with gusts to 50. For those that pack it up over the winter, the welcome back conditions can be a real spanking on some of the clearing conditions. Bring a warm wetsuit and hood.

The slog to the wind line at Coyote is nearly ever present. Third will depend primarily on wind direction, as will Coyote to an extent. Wind in the channel is the same in both places. March/April are some of the best months on the coast, but are not for the unexperienced, as there is typically real ground swell.

To me, your board choice seems correct. Add a 5.8, or 6.0 and you are good to go for nearly every condition.
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carl



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Gerritt about equip, although I often sail bigger stuff in March at Coyote or 3rd. The coast may have better days, but you asked about Coyote/3rd.
Really March is not quite the season yet, the regulars call it the start of the
season, (mostly because they're tired of winter) but it's far from being reliable, especially if March is rainy and cold. The water can be cold too.
You'll have to make a reservation if you rent from Boardsports, they are not
usually open during the week in March, just some days on the w/e, (if it's not raining.) April they are usually open, at least on the w/e.
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J_McV



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK that's good info. Carl and Gerritt. Yeah I might be able to head over to Davenport but not really thinking surf this trip with my significant other who wants to sail with me and I really want to stay close to the apartment. She is not ready for surf. I am an efficient sailor and do find myself on 4.7 often when others are on 5.2's at Cape S. or the rock. Maybe I'll try to schedule a little bit later in mid April in hopes of getting more consistent wind.
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