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Last sail of 2021  Bottom

  • 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

    Frankencat 5.5/F18
    Soon Frankencat 5.8/F20
    49er
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1192604934176635
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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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