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Old 08-04-2009, 20:07   #16
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My tarp has been off and back on a couple of times now.
Monday and yesterday we had SNOW and windchill - in April?
Even the Robins are confused.
The weather looks good for this weekend,maybe get some work done after taking the tarp off again.
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Old 02-05-2009, 19:53   #17
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh..... Three weeks earlier than normal.

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That can't be Canada! There's no snow on the ground. Whatcha tryin' to pull, Rick?
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That can't be Canada! There's no snow on the ground. Whatcha tryin' to pull, Rick?
Well Hud we're headin' into our 4 months of spring just before our 3 weeks of summer and after that another 3 months of fall then the five months of winter!

This is actually 3 weeks earlier than we've ever launched before. Usually we're the third week of May before we even think of dropping it in the drink.

The water was 45 degs F on the Canadian side and 50 degs F on the US side.

Other than the gaggle of fishing boats we practically had the river to ourselves. We headed up river and had brunch at a marina then ran around the river for another couple of hours before the winds picked up again.

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Good for you! That first day out is special!
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Good for you! That first day out is special!
And..... not a sailboat in sight!

It's been getting pretty blustery in the afternoons and that's be good for anybody who wants to sail around the river. There's a 1/4 scale replica of the "Bluenose" around that I just love to see under sail. IIRC he's got no aux engine so he has to sail it in and out of the reach into the river and that takes some real seamanship!
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Takes us a little longer, Rick.

We launched Saturday -- 110 boats in the water over about 10 hours. At one point we were putting them in one every three minutes, which is pretty good in any man's book.

I spent part of Sunday getting the mast up and rig tuned (as much as I can without sailing) and put on some new equipment.

Sailing this afternoon is possible.

But, of course, there will be no wind.

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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh..... Three weeks earlier than normal.
Oh, sure! Rub it in!

Todays Weather forecast (5-4):
Hazardous Seas Warning
Small Craft Advisory
Storm Warning

Today: S wind 25 to 30 kt increasing to 37 to 42 kt in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 55 kt. Rain, mainly after 11am. W swell 9 feet at 12 seconds becoming WNW 5 feet. Wind waves 7 ft building to 14 ft.

Tonight: SSW wind 30 to 40 kt decreasing to 18 to 28 kt after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 50 kt. Rain before 6pm, then showers, mainly before 11pm. W swell 6 feet at 12 seconds becoming WSW swell 13 feet at 10 seconds. Wind waves 17 ft subsiding to 7 ft.

Tuesday: SSW wind 18 to 20 kt, with gusts as high as 26 kt. A chance of showers. WSW swell 15 feet at 11 seconds. Wind waves around 4 ft.

Tuesday Night: S wind 20 to 26 kt. Showers, mainly after 11pm. WSW swell 14 feet. Wind waves 5 to 7 ft.

I guess I won't be leaving the marina today....
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