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Old 01-03-2016, 18:25   #31
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Re: San Francisco bar conditions and currents

Originally Posted by Chuck Hawley View Post
Interestingly enough, I did a life raft test in the same area, on a 57' boat. What are the chances? I have fond memories of sailing under the GG Bridge in a 10' Tinker Dinghy with only a jib flying. That was awe inspiring! Ray, you were a good influence!

(Damn; would normally insert image of Tinker Dinghy, but cannot figure out UI of this forum. It's a good shot, too.)

And, back to the point, I think that you can experiment without a high degree of concern on virtually any day that doesn't have extreme currents or a high sea running. Stay in the channel(s), watch for shipping traffic (monitor Ch 14), keep your eyes open, and have fun.

I was there, too, videoing the test. Ray, how are you doing? I well remember how hard it was to capsize the Tinker, and, indeed, had two as a result of that test...still have one. Great dinghy. I remember the Coast Guard inquiring what we were all up to. Cheers, Tim

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Old 01-03-2016, 19:04   #32
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Re: San Francisco bar conditions and currents

Sorry, thought I'd mentioned to open the charts you have to use firefox as your browser. I don't know why, or if there is another way, but it should open with firefox.

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