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Old 05-08-2014, 22:33   #1
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Strong Breeze

I live in Hobart Tasmania Australia. On the south coast of our island the other day it it 94.1 knots. Time to put in a reef and go down to the number three. I expect the Pacific North West gets similarly hammered from time to time.
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Old 05-08-2014, 23:16   #2
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Re: Strong Breeze

Yes it does...there have been reported wave heights, measured by weather buoys that exceed 90 feet at times!
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Old 05-08-2014, 23:29   #3
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Sheesh!
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Old 06-08-2014, 00:04   #4
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Re: Strong Breeze

Sailed in both locations and yes the breeze can be just as strong. However the scenery and wildlife makes adventures worth while and we found plenty of safe anchorages it just takes planning.

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Oh yes. The sailing around Tasmania is first class. You do have to watch the weather, but in summer there is abundant opportunity for cruising to some wonderful anchorages. I know a man on Tasmania'S east coast who has a Naut 40 Sue, and it's a great cruising boat. Right now in Hobart it's blowing 30-40k, but that is not unusual for this time of year as the Antarctic lows and their associated fronts range up to the lower latitudes in August/September.
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Re: Strong Breeze

Hey Cherp, was that at Matsuyker? That wind gauge is up pretty high and is always reporting exciting numbers. Why, I bet down at SW Cape it was only 80 knots...

But from what little we've heard up here on the mainland, it was pretty ordinary on the whole island there for a while. That's why (well, part of why) we leave in April!

Hope that your Adams was tucked away somewhere safe@

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Yep. That is Maatsuyker Jim. It is up fairly high. Mind you, it hit sixty knots in Hobart today. Heading north in April is intelligent sailing. We're waiting to deliver a Swan 37 from Sydney to Hobart. Can't find a weather window. Might be a long wait. Our Adams is fine. Looking forward to summer. I just retired so I will give her a workout this year.
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Re: Strong Breeze

RNZI was just giving the wx for fiordland...snow to sealevel... BOM in Oz giving extreme weather in Tas.... back up the bush in NE Victoria the coldest winter in 20 years or more...
Looks like another two dog night.....
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Re: Strong Breeze

Gosh, I dunno about this reported wild Wx is Tas, it was a pleasant 22 degrees (C) when I got up this morning at 06.30.

Of course that was inside and and the fire had been cranked up all night

We did have a 45 Kt tailwind while flying an instrument approach at Hobart this arvo!
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Re: Strong Breeze

Just got this saw this on BoM site
'The Severe Weather Warning for the East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts and parts of the North East, Western, Central Plateau and Midlands forecast districts has been cancelled, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
In the last 3 hours, wind gusts have eased below 90 km/h over the state.
The State Emergency Service and Tasmania Police advise that people should:

Supervise children closely....'

Struth I've heard of it being windy enough to blow a dog off its chain but it seems you need to nail your children down........
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Re: Strong Breeze

The strongest breezes we've ever been in have been in Hobart. Once, we were tied up in RYCT, and saw 100 knots on the anemometer, and the other time, in Constitution Dock, we saw 97. It was a squash zone between an incoming front and a strong high in each case.

I do not envy you the wx you've been having, cherp, Wotname, tedsherrin, et al.

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Re: Strong Breeze

The dawg chased a chook off her perch yesterday just as a stronger gust came through and carried her aloft; I think she now laying on Bruny Island, which is about 15 miles downwind (as the crow chook flies).

Anyway, I hope so or else she will be winging her way across the Tasman.
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Re: Strong Breeze

Geoff, is that what they mean when they say use a "chicken gybe" when in very strong winds?

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Exactly - geez how did I forget the correct nautical term

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