Last sail of 2021

Here is my new tow vehicle. I put a hitch on it last month.
https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=136007&g2_serialNumber=3

We went to Lake Geneva in Wisconsin today. Water temperature about 50F, air temperature 52-54F. We have 3mm wetsuits.
https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=136008&g2_serialNumber=3

Looks like it is going to be too cold to sail until spring. I think this was our last outing.

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Bryan in Poplar Grove, IL
Supercat 17, unknown year. Future project
Hobie 16, 1977 - died a spectacular death https://youtu.be/Y7O22bp2MVA
Hobie 16, 1978 - current boat
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Yes, I will rub it in. I'm going sailing tomorrow and here in Sarasota the marine forecast is 75 degrees air temp and onshore wind 9 knots. Perfect for single handing. To your credit, I admire your dedication to sail in cold conditions.

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Bill Townsend
G-Cat 5.7
Sarasota
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Bryan:

Is Lake Geneva one of your regular haunts? If so, perhaps we can get together there next year. We've been totally shut out of the US for the last two seasons, but the border's reopening now and I'm going to have a jones to hit our Montana spots. Be fun to range out a little further, as Lake Geneva is only an hour from an old pal's place in Cottage Grove.

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Southern Alberta and all over the damn place.
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1983 SuperCat 19
TriFoiler #23 "Unfair Advantage"
Mystere 17
H18 & Zygal (classic) Tornado - stolen and presumed destroyed by evil people. Very unpleasant story.
Invitation and Mistral and Sunflower and windsurfers w/ Harken hydrofoils and god knows what else...
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Lake Geneva is becoming a regular spot. We have been twice. It's very crowded during the summer season but we are going to give it a try. One of my coworkers keeps his big monohull on lake Petenwell and that looks like a must try lake. It's about 3 hours north of me.

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Bryan in Poplar Grove, IL
Supercat 17, unknown year. Future project
Hobie 16, 1977 - died a spectacular death https://youtu.be/Y7O22bp2MVA
Hobie 16, 1978 - current boat
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Also, here is the video - I know it's in the anti-pitch pole hydroplane thread too.
https://youtu.be/WQXUIY0gJz8

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Bryan in Poplar Grove, IL
Supercat 17, unknown year. Future project
Hobie 16, 1977 - died a spectacular death https://youtu.be/Y7O22bp2MVA
Hobie 16, 1978 - current boat
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Nice, what temperature did you have? In Sweden it´s below freezing point today. So you added the pitch pole helpers anyway?



Edited by revintage on Nov 25, 2021 - 03:49 PM.

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Brgds
Lars

Present multihulls:
Frankencat 5.5/F18
Frankencat 5.8/F20
Aerow trimaran foiler

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revintageNice, what temperature did you have? In Sweden it´s below freezing point today. So you added the pitch pole helpers anyway?Edited by revintage on Nov 25, 2021 - 03:49 PM.


Water temperature about 50F, air temperature 52-54F. We have 3mm wetsuits. Yes I put the pitch pole helpers on anyway. One test is worth 1000 expert opinions, as we used to say at the helicopter factory!

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Bryan in Poplar Grove, IL
Supercat 17, unknown year. Future project
Hobie 16, 1977 - died a spectacular death https://youtu.be/Y7O22bp2MVA
Hobie 16, 1978 - current boat
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waiex191Here is my new tow vehicle. I put a hitch on it last month.
https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=136007&g2_serialNumber=3

We went to Lake Geneva in Wisconsin today. Water temperature about 50F, air temperature 52-54F. We have 3mm wetsuits.
https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=136008&g2_serialNumber=3

Looks like it is going to be too cold to sail until spring. I think this was our last outing.


You win on temp.... But I got to jump out on the water December 27th in Texas. Short video https://youtu.be/8XSiAV-zfg8. Ended up sailing 4 days that week.

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Scott

Prindle 18-2 Mod "FrankenKitty"
Tornado Classic "Fast Furniture"
Prindle 19 "Mr. Wiggly" - gone
Nacra 5.8 "De ja vu"
Nacra 5.0
Nacra 5.8
Tornadoes (Reg White)
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I sailed last sat. 80* out (water was 70*)
Here's mine - Think it was high 70's, with same temp water, about. A nice tool around the bay down to Pier 6, pull in for some lobster tacos and a beer, then back out around Redfish Island with my daughter and her fiance'. His first time on a cat, and the winds did not disappoint. Mostly flying a hull and got a few screams out of them! Love it... Sadly, she's now stripped down for the winter re-fit. The boat, that is.

https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=136109&g2_serialNumber=3



Edited by charlescarlis on Jan 11, 2022 - 04:34 PM.

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Chuck C.
H21SE 408
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charlescarlisHere's mine - Think it was high 70's, with same temp water, about. A nice tool around the bay down to Pier 6, pull in for some lobster tacos and a beer, then back out around Redfish Island with my daughter and her fiance'. His first time on a cat, and the winds did not disappoint. Mostly flying a hull and got a few screams out of them! Love it... Sadly, she's now stripped down for the winter re-fit. The boat, that is.

https://www.thebeachcats.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=136109&g2_serialNumber=3Edited by charlescarlis on Jan 11, 2022 - 04:34 PM.


Ha. Great place to stop. Next time, let's get a few together for a sail and cocktails...

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Scott

Prindle 18-2 Mod "FrankenKitty"
Tornado Classic "Fast Furniture"
Prindle 19 "Mr. Wiggly" - gone
Nacra 5.8 "De ja vu"
Nacra 5.0
Nacra 5.8
Tornadoes (Reg White)
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FUN!
Thanks global warming!

PS 30's in N florida tonight

(thinking of going island camping)
Quote Ha. Great place to stop. Next time, let's get a few together for a sail and cocktails...


+1

Christmas was great weather in the bay and we only held off on going out due to my daggerboard rehab project. Your post makes me jealous that I should have gone out!

Hopefully you all make the SSC mid-winter!
Scott - I was actually wanting to do just that, however needed to spend some dedicated time with the soon-to-be new member of the family. Good kid - I mean, he's good to my daughter, tolerates me well and looks like he REALLY likes beachcat sailing.

The first one's free...

So, Yup! We need to do this bay sailing/restaurant/bar hopping thing this spring now that I get that it's possible. Almost sounds like a poker run in Galveston Bay... If there was enough wind and time to do it. Now, I have to make a new tramp, bag some rudders and get a new main sail. icon_frown

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Chuck C.
H21SE 408
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Will do Chuck... Make sure you are ready for Mid-winters February 26-27 at SSC. I have some tramp repair to do and reconfigure my rudder system.

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Scott

Prindle 18-2 Mod "FrankenKitty"
Tornado Classic "Fast Furniture"
Prindle 19 "Mr. Wiggly" - gone
Nacra 5.8 "De ja vu"
Nacra 5.0
Nacra 5.8
Tornadoes (Reg White)
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Oh geeze. I thought I had a chance but now that I know Scott is coming I’ll give up on placing and just be happy to finish! icon_lol icon_lol
I'm with you just on finishing. Heck - I'll also take getting around the buoys in the right direction...or even showing up on time.

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Chuck C.
H21SE 408
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