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dlandersson
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Wind speed

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Went out today - was just about as nice as it could be. :)

Waves were > a foot. Apparent wind was approx 10 knots. I was able to get up to 5 - 5.4 mph @ 60 degrees at 15-20 degree heel. Since the hull speed is 6 kph, I felt that I was probably seeing optimum conditions. :wink:

Other opinions? 8)
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Re: Wind speed

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Sounds like a great day.
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Re: Wind speed

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Sounds about right for a slower :macx: :P

U know the :macm: r much faster :wink:

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Re: Wind speed

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Were you in a cubicle?

Were you sailing?
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Re: Wind speed

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haters be hatin

sounds good to me...I for one, and the admiral, are a big fan of light winds....don't want to spill our drinks

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Re: Wind speed

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No hatin'.....jus sayin' any day on the water is better than a day in a cube....

F'n TPS reports. ...
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Re: Wind speed

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J-- wrote:No hatin'.....jus sayin' any day on the water is better than a day in a cube....

F'n TPS reports. ...
U need to lighten up bud ! :? it was a joke can u not tell it is a doctored pic of a :macm: planing under power but with all sails up :o :wink: & yes any day on the water is better :)

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Re: Wind speed

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If you were doing 6 knots in 10 knots of apparent wind, you were getting better efficiency than I've ever gotten. The best efficiency I've seen is about 50%, or 5 knots in 10.

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mastreb wrote:If you were doing 6 knots in 10 knots of apparent wind, you were getting better efficiency than I've ever gotten. The best efficiency I've seen is about 50%, or 5 knots in 10.

Excellent!
You are not helping the M's out publishing those figures here. Your suppose to keep those figures to yourself and say "hey great". :P
We need to keep the X's thinking we are faster :D and COOLER 8)
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I'm happy getting 50% of the wind speed up to about 5 kts of boat speed. I don't normally get much about 5 kts no matter what the wind speed is because I end up reefing/furling to keep from heeling too much. This weekend is forecast 4-8mph so if I can get 3-4 kts any time this weekend I'll be satisfied. Heck, even 2 kts is welcome at times when having to motor over to the ripples in the water.
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Re: Wind speed

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" I was able to get up to 5 - 5.4 mph @ 60 degrees at 15-20 degree heel." 8)
mastreb wrote: Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:10 pm If you were doing 6 knots in 10 knots of apparent wind, you were getting better efficiency than I've ever gotten. The best efficiency I've seen is about 50%, or 5 knots in 10.

Excellent!
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Re: Wind speed

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I eeked out 5.6 knots today in what I estimate to be about 13-15 knots of wind under double-reefed main and matching furled jib, upwind about 30 degrees or so off the wind and about 15-20 degree heel.

That's about as fast as I've ever gotten. I do think I hit 6 knots sustained a couple years ago but those were some near perfect conditions that day I think.

Was a beautiful, stellar day today though. Sailed across the lake to this little spot that looked like a skull/pirate cave to me. Anchored, played some Pirates of the Caribbean music, flew the pirate flag, and took a little nap before coming back :)

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I and my son like the song from the Muppet movie :)



LordElsinore wrote: Mon Jul 01, 2024 7:55 pm
Was a beautiful, stellar day today though. Sailed across the lake to this little spot that looked like a skull/pirate cave to me. Anchored, played some Pirates of the Caribbean music, flew the pirate flag, and took a little nap before coming back :)
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Re: Wind speed

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Great inspiration for play list.
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Our skull and crossbones :D
Russ wrote: Tue Jul 02, 2024 5:55 am Great inspiration for play list.
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