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Old 20-01-2012, 19:59   #1
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Anybody Want to See a Bruce Roberts 65 Surfing at 20 Knots?!

Ok,
I think we only hit about 15-17 on this wave.



What do you think?
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Old 20-01-2012, 20:09   #2
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Re: Anybody want to see a Bruce Roberts 65 surfing at 20 knots?!

Looks like a everyday sea round the Cape to me LOL it's either calm or blowin there !! LOL Nothing like surfin huh?? gotta love a vessel that can handle it like this ones doing !! Bob and Connie
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Re: Anybody want to see a Bruce Roberts 65 surfing at 20 knots?!

It is a nice video. The boat looks great and you guys look very professional sailing her. Every time I take video and play it back it never seems to do justice to how I was feeling at the time, like 12 to 16' waves and 30 knots always looks like less on the video. I don't know why that is.
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Old 20-01-2012, 21:19   #4
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Re: Anybody want to see a Bruce Roberts 65 surfing at 20 knots?!

Looks like what I've alway's seen there. Just another nice Cape Mendocino sail. Wonder how Punta Gorda was 35 miles to the south...Michael..
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Re: Anybody want to see a Bruce Roberts 65 surfing at 20 knots?!

Are you motoring? I don't see any sails out.

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Old 20-01-2012, 21:56   #6
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Re: Anybody want to see a Bruce Roberts 65 surfing at 20 knots?!

Neither do I.

The jib is furled and the boom is centred. No way those seas were 14 - 16 ft either. Hmmmm !
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Re: Anybody want to see a Bruce Roberts 65 surfing at 20 knots?!

Now that you mention it, I think it's the wind vane. Airplane motor, it's an airboat............Michael..
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Old 21-01-2012, 00:06   #8
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Re: Anybody want to see a Bruce Roberts 65 surfing at 20 knots?!

What fun! Thank you for sharing.

Did you guys have an anenometer telling you it was 35 knots?

I've never sailed with a working instrument (they always seem to break...), so I've used the Beaufort scale my whole sailing life. The video does not look anything like Force 8 to me, so it would be funny if I have been way underestimating wind speeds this whole time because I never had a wind instrument to tell me for sure.

Do you guys know-- I've never considered it Force 8 until there's enough water blowing off from the top of the sharper waves and from the little wavelets that it kind of streaks together. Can you have a steady 35 knots and not have even white crests on most of the little wavelets, does looking at the surface of the water only work with the Beaufort scale if the wind has been constant for a while?
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Looks like 20-25 k to me...Michael..

Wind speed must be what there talking about, not hull speed
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Re: Anybody want to see a Bruce Roberts 65 surfing at 20 knots?!

FWIW I pick the wind at about 20 knots and the waves at about 10 ft. The opening scene was blowing a little more. Sure it was windy and bumpy but no big deal on a 65 footer.

You are pretty much spot on rubyjean.
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Re: Anybody want to see a Bruce Roberts 65 surfing at 20 knots?!

Good lookin' boat, what's her name?
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Re: Anybody want to see a Bruce Roberts 65 surfing at 20 knots?!

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Neither do I.

The jib is furled and the boom is centred. No way those seas were 14 - 16 ft either. Hmmmm !
Wind generator shows apparent wind dead behind the boat...
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It is a nice video. The boat looks great and you guys look very professional sailing her. Every time I take video and play it back it never seems to do justice to how I was feeling at the time, like 12 to 16' waves and 30 knots always looks like less on the video. I don't know why that is.
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Re: Anybody want to see a Bruce Roberts 65 surfing at 20 knots?!



Here is a quick video of the winds according to the anemometer.
Delightful banter ya'll! Let me know what you guys think of the accuracy of the anemometer. I think if you look hard you can see some baby streaks.....

I didn't record the entire day, just some moments here and there. It gives you an idea of what a lovely day it was.

Thanks for the feed back all, keep it coming!

Hight of eye is about 11 feet, by the way.
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Re: Anybody want to see a Bruce Roberts 65 surfing at 20 knots?!

Still makes no sense to me to have the sails all sheeted in with the wind apparently right on the stern! Or am I reading your instruments wrong?
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