I try to keep quiet

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I try to keep quiet

I see posts like this on sailing FB groups and it's so hard as a windsurfer not to say anything. 6.9 isn't a speed to us, it's a sail size.

Of course, our curse is that we sometimes spend as much time in the water as on top. Blush

Edited to remove identifying information. No intent on embarrassing the poster - they were having fun and good for them. Just pointing out how different our speeds are vs some sailing craft.

--- The Arrogant Jerk: Crabby and irritable since 1998.

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Re: I try to keep quiet

Hopefully they are talking about a sailboat. I think that is about what my Catalina tops out at when she’s rigged with the 27.4 m² sail

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Re: I try to keep quiet
moredownhaul wrote:

Hopefully they are talking about a sailboat. I think that is about what my Catalina tops out at when she’s rigged with the 27.4 m² sail

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Maybe you needed more dowhaul, moredownhaul? Lol (Okay, it's a slow day and I'm waiting for a shipment from System Three Epoxy to stay busy and not make bad jokes)

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Re: I try to keep quiet

Clearwater kids peaking at 28-30 in 14-16 kts wind (15-18 mph)

https://www.facebook.com/noah.lyons.359/videos/1315604355448825/

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Re: I try to keep quiet

just don't forget.....that while they are zooming around at 'top speed' like that...... they likely have a beer in hand, a sandwich in reach, perhaps some music playing (?), and are wearing little more than some dry* shorts - all enviable stats too in my book Lol

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zzholt wrote:

just don't forget.....that while they are zooming around at 'top speed' like that...... they likely have a beer in hand, a sandwich in reach, perhaps some music playing (?), and are wearing little more than some dry* shorts - all enviable stats too in my book Lol

True, very true. Biggrin

--- The Arrogant Jerk: Crabby and irritable since 1998.

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