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Old 15-12-2008, 08:06   #31
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I didn't stay aboard last night; things were stable and the marina had people fixing things yesterday.

The forecast was for storm into Howe Sound. Indian Arm was not quite full gale, but that was plenty. Wishing you luck, High Seas.

The stackhead on my Dickinson stove was getting downdrafts, and the inside of the boat had a slight diesel smoke haze... not the most pleasant of days on the boat. But no damage by the time I left.
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Old 15-12-2008, 10:05   #32
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You okay?

HighSeas: You're scheduled for another day of storm force, finally beginning to ease off after midnite. Do you need a hand or anything?
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Old 15-12-2008, 21:15   #34
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So far no problems,just bumpy and noisy,feels like I'm at sea.Had some minor dock issues today,now resolved.Slight break in wind on Tues. then back to 40kn.+ on Weds.\Thurs..No propulsion till I get my $2000. rebuilt Hurth!*?$$ transmission reinstalled this weekend.(It had a whopping 260 hrs.)Looking forward to spring sailing!
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Old 19-12-2008, 01:18   #35
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Our dock system here at the hatchery looks like a spider web during the big blows. Lots of lines get added to hold the dock together. Several lines are actually tied around the walkways, because of the lack of trust in the cleats. Being on the boat during "the butter churn" lets you see how things are going and where a line may need to be added, even if it is on another boat. Loose boats leave lots of scars on many things as they try to find a new home.
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think this is ths same low that rolld off japan and over guam, thing was booking when it rolled over me, had more bark than bite when it hit guam. i have a house, but to keep a eye on my lil boat i stayed out over night, was a bit bumpy :-P
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Old 20-12-2008, 13:30   #37
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The Seattle ares not doing too bad. The winds have been marginal. The ice on the raods have been the big problem. I can't move the empty pick-up but the front wheel drive Toyota does OK.

[IMG]http://media.komonews.com/images/323*430/SeattleBusAccident.jpg[/IMG]

We seem to go from one extreme to another for short bursts. Now the worst part of the storm is about to hit us.
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The Seattle ares not doing too bad. The winds have been marginal. The ice on the raods have been the big problem. I can't move the empty pick-up but the front wheel drive Toyota does OK.

[IMG]http://media.komonews.com/images/323*430/SeattleBusAccident.jpg[/IMG]

We seem to go from one extreme to another for short bursts. Now the worst part of the storm is about to hit us.
It was 8* F this morning at 8:00 curently it is at 17*...I hope my boat is OK
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Time to bring in the laundry girls.
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Old 20-12-2008, 18:09   #40
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::chuckle::

The sails were in weeks ago. For us tomorrow is supposed to have just a bit of snow; which isn't to say I'm going to skip going up to the boat.

Environment Canada was predicting the Arctic Outflow was going to end starting Monday, but it seems they've revised it... looking frigid for the foreseeable future apparently.
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Snow still happening

This is the first time I've ever heard of people in Seattle asking for rain.

It's still snowing here. This is the street in front of my house as of 2 hours ago.

Someone needs to find Al Gore. Some people may want their money back.
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Well I hope it just warms up slowly at this point...if we get rain were going to have some major flooding me thinks.

Had I any inc-ling it was going to be this bad I would have russeled up some snow removal jobs....cant win for losing
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Heh...

The funny thing about global warming...

Everything in the higher latitudes speeds up. So if you're on the west coast of whatever in the higher lats, most likely your climate will get cooler, wetter, and the frequency of lows will increase.

Which pretty much exactly describes our last two weeks... ::sigh::

(But being honest, that would still not account for the arctic outflow event. That's just less funny.)

I'm getting mighty tired of the snow. It's been snowing all day, although it looks like it's turned to slushing in the past hour or so. It makes me start prioritizing my projects to get the boat ready for migration next year, and frustrated that I can't go work on the boat right now.
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Everything in the higher latitudes speeds up. So if you're on the west coast of whatever in the higher lats, most likely your climate will get cooler, wetter, and the frequency of lows will increase.
Yep! And that's what makes glaziers.
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If glaziers = glaciers... go sail Glacier Bay. 200 years ago it was iced less than 4 km from the mouth. It is now clear for 105 km, and several of the glaciers no longer reach the shoreline.

Cooler is the relative average. Less summer or winter, more wet fall and spring.
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