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 Post subject: Brittle in the cold?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:52 am 
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I know some plastics get brittle in the cold...how do the plastic parts (not just the hulls) do in the cold? Now by cold I mean Air temp about 45 degrees...water temp maybe 45.

I'm thinking of going for a short EASY sail (with every piece of cold weather gear i own on) when I go home for thanksgiving break...Now im coming home to Rhode Island from Savannah, GA where its nice and warm so I doubt I'll get up the courage to even go outside! :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:56 am 
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Marc- where do you live where 45 degrees counts as "cold" ?

I am not sure how cold the poly needs to get to get brittle, but once the temperature gets up to 45 around here - the bathing suits come out :lol:

I imagine you have to get down into the 0 degrees to be concerned (that's when we start wearing sweaters :wink: )

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:30 am 
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Whew! So I can safely assume that our wintertime low of around 65 degrees wont necessitate me worrying about brittle plastic...

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i'll be sailing sunday on the eastern end of long island, water around 50, air about the same with some windchill.....no worries, throw on the wetsuit, booties, this is just incase of a tip over!.....(i surf all winter too)


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 Post subject: Kayaking all winter too
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:10 pm 
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Our kayaks are poly and we kayak all winter, in temps that may fall well below 0, in water that is deadly cold - I mean refreshingly cold :roll:

And when it snows, yaks make great sleds ! 8)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:18 pm 
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canibul wrote:
Whew! So I can safely assume that our wintertime low of around 65 degrees wont necessitate me worrying about brittle plastic...


would you be my friend so I don't feel compelled to hate you when I am up to my ass in snowdrifts ? JK man :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:48 am 
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well im from Rhode Island...HOWEVER I now go to college in Savannah, GA its November 11 and its still 80 degrees here! SO well im not so used to the cold anymore....i guess the average winter day in RI (febuary) is about 25-35 degrees....ill be home from Thanksgiving-new years...so it'll be slightly wamrer...but like i said being used to 80 degrees 45 is going to be COOOOOLLLD!!!

I wish my parents let me bring the getaway down here for the winter...dad hasnt used it once since i left!!! however i've got nowhere to put it really at my apartment.


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Send it down here, we'll keep it in good shape!! :P

Should be in the high 80's here today, with a nice 15 kt. breeze blowing. Good sunburn day.

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 Post subject: Not Brittle in cold
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:17 pm 
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I live on a lake in SE Wisconsin and kayak daily from the time the ice melts until the lake is almost frozen over. There have been no problems with the hull or mirage drive in frigid/freezing water. As the water freezes the hull and ice make a neat tinkling sound.


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canibul wrote:
Should be in the high 80's here today, with a nice 15 kt. breeze blowing. Good sunburn day.



AUGGHH - don't make me come down there :x

On second thought....

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:09 pm 
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Was out yesterday exploring for some reported old pirate caves near where we are building a home. Theres some photos being put up on
http://profile.imageshack.us/user/pollywood

if anyone is interested in that kinda stuff. This country is pretty desolate terrain wise, but the water....Oh,the water...

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 Post subject: Canibul
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:49 pm 
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Let's have a regatta!
Gotta get the H e double hockey sticks out of Canada!
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