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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:55 pm 
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High winds...30 MPH Is that too windy to sail my wave in? We had gusty winds all day and decided not to go but the itch is there. Sailed monohulls in college and have taken the wave out once a few days ago and did find in decent windy weather. Tomorrows forcast is up to 30 mph. Is that too fast? I am still working out mast rake, etc...


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:17 pm 
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I guess that all depends on if you want someone talk you out of it or not..


A real 30mph wind is a heck of a place to learn about your boat.. be careful... I wouldn't suggest it to most...

But what the heck... I was out all day solo on a 16.. left the jib on shore b/c I was looking at 25mph all afternoon...


It was a frign blast


be ready to get wet if you try it.. :D

and if you can... launch into the breeze so when you flip and get tired... or whatever... you can drift back... :lol:


YOU are talking about an inland lake?? right??


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:16 am 
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Here I found some photos of sailing the wave in high winds (30 MPH). (You need to scrol throuhg the photos to find the wave)

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/? ... ry&yr=2008

I was asking myself what kind of wind you need to turtle the wave (like shown in those photos). May not be easy to recover from turtle.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:14 am 
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For an advanced sailor comfortable with his cat, it's very doable.

How did you turtle a Wave with a mast bob??? Must have broken off or lost the rigging altogether.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:36 am 
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RobDek wrote:
How did you turtle a Wave with a mast bob??? Must have broken off or lost the rigging altogether.


I was not there. You can see at the beggining of the race they all had mast bob mounted. I guess the turtled boat still got the mast bob at the mast top. The wind force simply pushed the trampoline and upper hull down to turtle.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:50 am 
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:arrow: I have turtled with my mast bob on and it was due to heavy winds. It was kind of funny was taking my time getting everything ready to right the Wave and noticed “hey my mast is sinking” so got busy, but the wind straight on from my back and turtle time! So out in the middle of the lake wind really blowing, nothing I could do but lean way out on the leeward side, 165 lbs. and the wind started to get under the tramp and up it came “cheers”. The bob had a dimple in from the pressure, but by the time I got back to shore it had worked its way out. I like going out in heavy wind, but when I can’t turn away from the wind or gybing without pitch poling, then it is too windy for me, even thou I am laughing while I’m doing it cause it’s still fun just time to head in!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:45 pm 
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If you got someone on a jet ski or a rescue boat to pull you back in.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:01 pm 
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30 is up there, but do-able. I love the Wave in windy conditions!

I also turtled a Wave at the Bitter End with a float in place (same place as the photos). Correct... the high wind just drives the mast down. You can right from turtle in that kind of wind too.

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