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Old 22-10-2009, 22:56   #1
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Worst Storms

I was wondering if you guys would share when and where the worst storm you ever had to go through was?
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Old 23-10-2009, 00:48   #2
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South of Cape Horn (spring)
South of the falklands (spring)
SouthEast of Durban (spring)
In the Gulf stream between newport to Bermuda (early summer)
Just west of Tasmaina (spring)
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Old 23-10-2009, 01:06   #3
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South of Cape Horn (spring)
South of the falklands (spring)
SouthEast of Durban (spring)
In the Gulf stream between newport to Bermuda (early summer)
Just west of Tasmaina (spring)

I think folks should note Evans favorite cruisng grounds and STAY WELL CLEAR!!!
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Old 23-10-2009, 01:28   #4
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Old 23-10-2009, 05:41   #5
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I think folks should note Evans favorite cruisng grounds and STAY WELL CLEAR!!!
Clear of me, or of the south, or perhaps both. Better yet, just stay home

Actually, I really enjoy very light air sailing and heavy weather. I am bored by 15-20kt beam reaches, and just read trashy books in those conditions. Beth is the opposite, so we are a perfect team
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Old 23-10-2009, 05:59   #6
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Typhoon Kai Tak, South China Sea (late fall).
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Typhoon Kai Tak, South China Sea (late fall).
Pfff just a cat 2? Boring

Were you at sea?
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Were you at sea?
unfortunately, yes. In a 28' sloop.
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Your weblog doesn't go back that far, but it seems you survived to tell the tale
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Your weblog doesn't go back that far, but it seems you survived to tell the tale
There's some photos in my profile. It was a scary and wonderful experience that I neither regret having had nor want ever to repeat.
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The fall of 1979 off the north end of Luzon ..Typhoon Tip....
Broken **** Chinese standing rigging...broken **** Chinese motor mounts.
We thought we were going to die!
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The fall of 1979 off the north end of Luzon ..Typhoon Tip....
Broken **** Chinese standing rigging...broken **** Chinese motor mounts.
We thought we were going to die!
Wow. That's intense. Boat?

I had a brief moment where I thought we might not make it. But, that passed fairly quickly, however.
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Typhoon Lee, Phillippines December 1981. Winds up to 60mph and steep seas.

Tropical storm in the South Indian Ocean, 65mph sustained, gusting to 70 40'-50' seas for 22 days.
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Typhoon Lee, Phillippines December 1981. Winds up to 60mph and steep seas.

Tropical storm in the South Indian Ocean, 65mph sustained, gusting to 70 40'-50' seas for 22 days.
Wow! What kind of boat were you in?
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Wow. That's intense. Boat?
It was my Dads boat...I bought her 24 years later, and still have her.....1978 CT48
We still hadn’t figured out how to navigate properly, had the paperback "10 Easy Steps to Navigation"
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