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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:57 pm 
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Feast your eyes, we got new dry suits last night and tried them out for the first time today. The video doesn't do the conditions justice...


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:14 pm 
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Nice job, The same wind came through NC the day before. How did you bend your mirage mast? Bent mine the first day out, low tide Pamlico Sound and hit a rock under water at full sail on reach, forgot to strap back my Mirage Drive. Lucky I did not hurt my rudder or dagger. I was able to straighten mine, it looked a little worse than yours, it tore the rubber on both fins as well. Fixed and kept going the rest of the week!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:52 pm 
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You could add some fast paced music to the clip to help with the 'justice' of it all.

You could also cut down the sail flap which never sounds good on a video.

Otherwise....nice clip. :D

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:14 am 
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Fishyak wrote:
How did you bend your mirage mast?

We were hustling along at speed in the sheltered waters of the shallow lagoon, which was much shallower than I realized because they had a lower than normal tide. The lagoon is a great place to sail when the wind is up and we've done it many times in the past, just not any damage as we experienced this time.

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You could add some fast paced music to the clip to help with the 'justice' of it all. You could also cut down the sail flap which never sounds good on a video.

I'll pass that on to Cindy - she was dead tired at the end of the day and slipped off before the vid had even posted on YouTube.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:39 am 
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She does a great job doing the video each time.

I think one of the Aussie guys did the same clip with fast and then slow music to highlight the difference each makes. I know when I did mine the non music version was boring. When I added a bit of up tempo music it just took on a life of it's own.

I guess that's why 'Soundtrack' guys get Oscars also.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:15 am 
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Our friends at Zero to Cruising were within a few miles of us yesterday and posted the wind speeds that they recorded during that same period - sustained winds of 30 knots and a top recorded gust of 37.4 knots.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:24 am 
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Great stuff, I often see video's where they say it's 20+ knot winds but it always looks flat, that showed it was the sort of stuff I always get in 20 knots and love it. When I first started to sail the AI I used to let my sail luff when reefing but now I try to keep a bit more tension on both lines to help stop it from flapping, works quite good and has to give the sail some extra life. With the tandem being so long and the extra drag on the lines it may not be possible but worth the try I would say.
A lot of people say dry-suits are over kill, to expensive, etc etc but once you have one, it will be the first thing you go for almost every time due to there comfort and ease of use, keep a bit of a log, temp, conditions etc and what undergarments you wore it help you learn/decide on the day as to what to wear until you become good at judging what will make you more comfortable on the day without having to undo it to remove layers.

What brand did you get and did you get relief zips or valves, valves are very good for the ladies used along with a she-p http://www.she-p.com/
(not shepee,org, its slightly different and does not have the seal) for comfort on the run, the valves are expensive but like the suit, once you have it, there is no looking back. As for the guys, if it's just for use on the kayak then the zip is probably cheaper and easier, if you also dive in it them I would get a valve as well.

Anyway, great Video once again and get out there, luv-it.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:55 pm 
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ELM wrote:
What brand did you get and did you get relief zips or valves?

We picked up the dry suits from Henri Lloyd at the Annapolis Sailboat Show for a 25% discount, no tax and free shipping. And no, no relief valves for either of us. :shock:

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:18 am 
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Sounds like a good purchase, well done.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:01 pm 
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Another great vid, Mitch! You're lucky to have a partner that enjoys the wild stuff as much as you do! 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:54 am 
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Sensational. I'll be sending this to a guy at work. Just about got him to buy a AI or TI.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:34 am 
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captain-max wrote:
You're lucky to have a partner that enjoys the wild stuff as much as you do!

Indeed, sir - indeed! :D

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:29 pm 
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Brrrrrr,! Looks like fun.

30MPH at times to be sure... This is when you better jump on the tramps or roll them in.

Be sure to check the battens after that pounding. If they are still there :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:49 am 
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The battens were fine - just the Mirage drive needs some TLC.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:28 pm 
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Wha happended?

Look's like it ran aground, as in "a beach landing with the gears down". :oops:

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