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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:29 am 
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To celebrate taking my TI out four days out of five (retirement is not all bad LOL) I tackled a big trip (for me) today, as can be seen from a Google Earth extract. I hit 7.5 knots to windward, bit suspect I got a little help from the tide :lol: (for scale, the lake is 24kms long. Total trip time was 6 1/2 hours including nattering at the sailing club.
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The sorthern most point was a dinghy sailing club, and they very kindly made me a coffee.
As you might have guessed, my track omitted the numerous tack...

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:00 am 
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Looks like a decent day out :D

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:19 am 
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tonystott wrote:
I hit 7.5 knots to windward, bit suspect I got a little help from the tide :lol:

Your lakes have tides? What planet are you from? ;)

Just kidding - here in the USA all our lakes are generally fresh water and land-locked.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:45 pm 
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Earth! There is a channel connecting the lake directly to the ocean, and the tidal overflow takes almost THREE HOURS for the huge volume of water to equalise with the tide "outside", despite the channel being about 100 yards wide and 12 deep. The current reaches SIX KNOTS in the channel, and depending on water depth and width between islands, it is often possible to be in a tidal flow faster than two knots despite being a couple of miles from the open sea.

Makes for some rather exciting sailing sometimes, especially due to the huge number of oyster leases which might prevent vessels entering but not the tide.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:13 pm 
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looks like an awesome trip. what the heck is nattering??? :D


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:26 pm 
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The friendly stealing of ideas, sailing 1-upsmanship and bragging about who's color is faster.

Usually done at its best over adult beverages. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:12 pm 
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NOHUHU got it in one, some folks out your way might use the expression "jawing", "shootin' the breeze", "gas-baggin'", "(censored)'", crappin' on", "babblin'", "chin-waggin'" etc etc.

The trip was about 30 miles all up

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:11 pm 
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^ ^ ^ geez you aussies, brits, and jamaicans sure have a bunch of slang words for stuff... i wish i knew half of em. :mrgreen:


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