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 Post subject: Wonder if I should!
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 12:19 pm 
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Winds are around 13 but feels like a lot more. Past two days was 20-30. No way I was even gonna think about it. Would not even get my stunt kite out!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Wonder if I should!
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 3:24 pm 
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Yes you should! That looks perfect to me. I don't even see many white caps. I get a little uncomfortable much over 20, but 10 to 18 is the best of times in my book.

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 Post subject: Re: Wonder if I should!
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 4:01 pm 
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Rake that Mast back a tad and go give her a rip.Looks like a perfect Hobie Day.


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 Post subject: Re: Wonder if I should!
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:43 pm 
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Right now, I just want to get comfortable on it. Been almost 20 years since I sailed. Will worth about speed later


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 Post subject: Re: Wonder if I should!
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 6:28 am 
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Mast rake won't necessarily give you speed it will give you more control in big wind, it will keep the bows out of the water.

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 Post subject: Re: Wonder if I should!
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 10:42 am 
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You're at Gulf Shores, right? Wind is WSW? That should keep the surf break down some.....getting in and out of that is the biggest concern. Grab a crew to make sure you have enough weight to right it and give it a try! When I've been in that area on high wind/surf days, we'd put in at the end of that road (Marina?) that Tacky Jacks is on in Orange Beach and sail in Perdido Bay. Have fun!

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 Post subject: Re: Wonder if I should!
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:42 pm 
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Had better time today. Wind from the same direction. More from the west. Had one rudder cam that got rotated and could not get rudder locked down, that was a lot of fun. Dropped the crew (wife and daughter) and went back out for a bit. Went a lot better and more things started to "click". I need to measure the ropes, They seem a bit on the long side. Feel like I getting tangled up too much. Also had some trouble Tacking into the wind. Image


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