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 Post subject: First sail today...
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 10:03 pm 
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What a fun and fast little boat! Was on lk Michigan. Very gusty and changing directions. After swimming twice after not being able to stop the capsize momentum... I learned the benefits of the roller reefing sail. Very nice boat, loads of fun. When I had some brief steady and modest winds, was able to begin finding that 'groove' where everything is just as it should be. :D the way the wind was shifting directions today, sort of glad I didn't have a boom to deal with. But can see it definitely would be an advantage on many other days! Glad I went Bravo instead of Wave as it was one or the other, not both.... easy to pull up the beach solo.


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 Post subject: Re: First sail today...
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 5:14 am 
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Location: Cincinnati, OH
What part of Lake Michigan? How was the water temp?


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 Post subject: Re: First sail today...
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 6:58 am 
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Between New Buffalo and Michigan City. Water was quite cold. Did I mention it was super easy for a motivated guy to get the boat mast to the sky and be aboard in about 30 sec. I had a ski vest on, but see a full suit coming real soon. Some of the best time here is spring and fall. Most of the crowds have gone by then. Summers great, but you have to go pretty far out to escape the highway of powerboats. Winds tend to be steadier in summer with nice thermal shore breezes coming in like clockwork even on calm days.


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 Post subject: Re: First sail today...
PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:01 pm 
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Location: Portage Indiana
Where did you launch from?


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