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Old 07-12-2010, 20:48   #16
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lol who SEEKS it?? it comes to you. is your job to figger out how to get out and away from it without dying or hurting boat.
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:29   #17
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Reef when you first think of it.
What load of hooey. Around here one needs to reef five minutes BEFORE one thinks of it.
Only for the "slow" thinkers.
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:49   #18
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:00   #19
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Where sometimes it's two hands for you. and fook the boat
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:33   #20
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which I believe is one of those sailing axioms being discussed here.
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boat length to wind speed makes little sense. Maybe it should be rated on the construction strength or something. I have heard of huge ships breaking in half because they could not support their own weight when lifted on bow and stern by waves. Then there are tiny boats which you could drag 500ft under, and they would float up and be usable.
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Reef when you first think of it.

What load of hooey. Around here one needs to reef five minutes BEFORE one thinks of it.
I'm amazed you get that much warning. Around here one needs to reef ten minutes before one thinks of it.
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I'm amazed you get that much warning. Around here one needs to reef ten minutes before one thinks of it.
Some summer days it can be a good idea to reef at the dock.......i2f
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Best laugh I've had in a while on that Gord.
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I don't need some formula to tell me it is not a good idea to go out in 30knot winds (but when I was a kid and a 20knot breeze kicked up I'd take my 13ft sunfish out..yee haa)
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sometimea you are out there already. ye gotta know what to do - reef down and sail
we were already out there in th w71 kt winds--were part of thunderstorms...whenye are 60 -100 mi offshore-- where ye gonna go hide....enjoy it and be safe. reef. drop main and use just jib.reef jib. whatever is best for your boat in big winds.
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I'm amazed you get that much warning. Around here one needs to reef ten minutes before one thinks of it.
Huh... you lot should be round our way... here we spend 10 minutes thinking about 'Un-Reefing'.... then realise we missed our chance....
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