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  • Re: Anybody up for trying these gloves? by Roland 24 min 3 sec ago

    While we are on gloves.

    Has anyone tried somebody thinner precurved mittens? I think these are like the discontinued DaKine 2mm mittens. Kokatat Inferno Mitt Neoprene Kayak Gloves?

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  • Re: Yearly proposal & question on wind meter on Lanier by Randy 2 hours 42 min ago

    There are low tech solutions that perhaps the LLSC would be willing to undertake with us (meaning we pay for it.) There is a flag pole directly in front of the web cam, but it either has no flag...

  • Re: Americas Cup by webguy 3 hours 13 min ago

    You definitely "wore the dress better."...

  • Re: Americas Cup by FoilDodo 4 hours 2 min ago

    I'm pretty sure they stole my Bandaid® idea. It's not right...

  • Re: Tuesday: Warm Wind Coming by moredownhaul 16 hours 54 min ago

    Not the first I’ve been skunked and I’m sure it won’t be the last.
    I’m just thankful me and my boat made it through the storms last night, I’m pretty sure a boat or tree close to me got...

  • Re: Tuesday: Warm Wind Coming by webguy 16 hours 55 min ago

    Whatever frustration you all had, better day than this boat owner. Today, at Bald Ridge Marina

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  • Re: Tuesday: Warm Wind Coming by Langdon 18 hours 3 min ago

    I was not surprised about how today came out but I was disappointed.

  • Re: Starboard Carve 111 and sails by webguy 19 hours 55 min ago

    Somebody asking $450 for the same board

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/425661507450784...

  • Re: Yearly proposal & question on wind meter on Lanier by FoilDodo 18 hours 46 min ago

    If it had the range, island 16 (or the remnants of it) has a good fetch for most directions or the nearby island where it’d have to be up on a mast. No doubt there’d be a six month + review by the...

  • Re: Tuesday: Warm Wind Coming by Randy 22 hours 4 min ago

    Al and I used to launch from Keith Bridge Park on the North side of the lake from time to time. SW and WSW is the preferred direction there. It can be a hike through the woods to get to the...

  • Re: Yearly proposal & question on wind meter on Lanier by AWD_Tiger 23 hours 5 min ago

    So I just talked to the management at Aqualand (I keep my boat there) and pitched the idea of us installing a wind meter. They said it sounds possible, but they have a lot of renovations going on...

  • Re: Yearly proposal & question on wind meter on Lanier by AWD_Tiger 23 hours 28 min ago

    While this may not be an ideal location, this USGS gage station appears to be on the lake side of the dam, and it records wind speed & direction:

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  • Re: Tuesday: Warm Wind Coming by Langdon 1 day 4 min ago

    Not many good launches on a WSW that is not either shadowed or rocky. (Obviously)
    The first fishing pier is the best spot so far and has some wind exposure even on a WSW ( maybe wrapping...

  • Re: Tuesday: Warm Wind Coming by arrogantj 1 day 6 min ago
    Langdon wrote:

    Trying to find a place to launcwh from without too many rocks / shadowed...

  • Re: Tuesday: Warm Wind Coming by Langdon 1 day 43 min ago

    Live report West Bank at 1:45 .
    Definitely more wind than OF WSW guessing around 10
    Trying to find a place to launcwh from without too many rocks / shadowed.

  • Re: Tuesday: Warm Wind Coming by Roland 1 day 51 min ago

    Left van Pugh at 1:15 no wind to speak of there ether.

  • Re: Tuesday: Warm Wind Coming by webguy 1 day 56 min ago

    Blue sky? Overcast down in the big city....

  • Re: Tuesday: Warm Wind Coming by Langdon 1 day 1 hour ago

    Live report at 1 pm at OF

    SSW Sub 10 mph (probably sub 7) no gusts, sailboats in the channel are not giving me much hope here

    * lake is down so the yellow market is now something...

  • Re: Yearly proposal & question on wind meter on Lanier by moredownhaul 1 day 3 hours ago

    Well the one at Gainesville airport isn’t matching what’s happening at VP right now...

  • Re: Yearly proposal & question on wind meter on Lanier by FoilDodo 1 day 21 min ago

    Maybe someplace at Aqualand marina? They had/have some kind of maintenance shed on that peninsula that juts out to the west (our common landing spot to add more down haul) or on their gas or...

  • Re: Tuesday: Warm Wind Coming by moredownhaul 1 day 5 hours ago

    @VP now, Not much wind yet but nice, Sunny and warm.

  • Re: Anybody up for trying these gloves? by Randy 1 day 15 hours ago

    I recall trying various heavy duty gloves like the ones listed in the o.p. Didn't use them for long - i think they too stiff and once your hands get wet it doesn't make much difference. Open...

  • Re: Anybody up for trying these gloves? by webguy 1 day 16 hours ago

    Fleece lined is a deal breaker for me and a lot of pole dancers. We need the friction of our hands to hold on to the boom. That's why we use perfectly good mittens with the palms cut out....

  • Re: Anybody up for trying these gloves? by Spanishalex 1 day 16 hours ago

    No, but these are best we have tried. When kiting forearm fatigue because of thick mittens is brutal.

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  • Re: The Generic Wingsurfing thread by webguy 1 day 17 hours ago

    Toronto

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