Ok so, we're headed out gonna try to make it to lake worth
inlet today. It's beautiful and the forecast
says southeast wind
5 to 10 then 5 knots after midnight, we roll out of here at about 3 pm as we head
picked up I start marking 14 knots on the anemometer, call the fuel dock
and tell them were heading their way, as I get closer to the bridge I start marking about 20 knots, no worries its southeast i'll be headed strait into it when docking
, just before i turn into the channel for the fuel
do the wind switches direction 90 degrees, i found that odd and started to think about bailing, but I decide to go ahead and get her fueled and get off shore, I pass the second set of markers in the narrow little channel and mark 55 knot
winds INSTANTLY coming right over the starboard beam, all my canvas
blows in ripped the snaps right out, i throw the wheel
right and run the throttle all the way up she whipped around and we're taking 55 off the port side, no longer can see the markers, follow my trail back out to the channel and hauled ass back north to get our anchor
down before it passes over one more time.
So here we are, anchored up just south of the bridge the storm has passed, my brand new cockpit
seat blew right out of the cockpit
, hadn't even gotten to sit in it.