I though I was totally powered up Yesterday

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I though I was totally powered up Yesterday

What a great day on June 30th.

NOAA readings

30 17:53 W 14 G 24 10.00 Fair CLR 81 52 29.98 1013.6
30 16:53 NW 14 G 23 10.00 A Few Clouds FEW065 82 52 29.98 1013.8
30 15:53 W 17 G 26 10.00 A Few Clouds FEW060 82 53 29.98 1013.7
30 14:53 W 14 G 21 10.00 A Few Clouds FEW050 79 54 30.00 1014.2
30 13:53 W 14 G 20 10.00 A Few Clouds FEW047 80 57 80 68 30.02 1014.9
30 12:53 W 14 G 21 10.00 Fair CLR 78 58 30.03 1015.5
30 11:53 W 12 G 21 10.00

I though there was a lot of wind. I wanted to get out on the trapeze but when the gust came they wanted to flip the boat over so I was constantly having to release my main sheet line. never did flip and I am glad I didn't. Sailed for about 3 hours and I was tired but not as tired as windsurfing. Finally came in because I lost a nut on a bolt that holds the rudder to the boat. I keep finding little things wrong with the boat each time I take it out.

PeelSkid

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Websters Slang dictonary

Boat --- a hole in the water you throw money into..

locktite...... I know with all those dirtbikes you got to have some around

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There was another Hobie, a 14 I think, that came out after you left David. They had a tough time keeping it right side up. I saw him go over 3 times & turtled once. I finally was able to "trap off the wing", though briefly... weird being so far out there in gusty conditions. Here's a guy doing it on a 17 Sport (w/ jib):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5mzDFJ7Aig

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Those two guys were launching when I was putting up. They were on a rainbow sail on a Hobie 16.

I watched them too. Maybe they were unsure as to what to do with that much wind.

I thought that was a pretty good amount of wind for a Hobie.

When it get over 25 mph the boat becomes a handful.

PeelSkid

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