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Old 27 April 2012, 12:51   #1
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Looks windy this weekend!

Over 50 mph down south

According to XCWeather
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Old 27 April 2012, 13:13   #2
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Brilliant.. Sounds perfect....
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Old 27 April 2012, 13:31   #3
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Yes I have to agree .... Ones as much fun as the other in their own ways
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Old 27 April 2012, 16:07   #4
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So heres a serious question ... what limits would you say .. thanks but no thanks .. force 4, 5 more ?

Obviously this may even sound like a stupid question as it is obviously also to do with Experience, Size of Boat etc, but an average person with an average 5m boat .. where would you say enough ? in terms of Wind Speed, Sea State .. etc ...

Good news is .. i may be boating this weekend.. bad news is .. I may not depending on what you guys say!
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Old 27 April 2012, 16:42   #5
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4-5 i would get the boat out! We attempted to do lundy in a f10 but didnt manage it. We were actually going backwards climbing the huge waves.....great fun!!
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Old 27 April 2012, 16:44   #6
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4-5 i would get the boat out! We attempted to do lundy in a f10 but didnt manage it. We were actually going backwards climbing the huge waves.....great fun!!
What you mean to tell me you didnt make it i thought you was THE MAN...!! after looking at most of your video's
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Old 27 April 2012, 17:02   #7
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Sorry Tony we didnt but did give a couple of goes but highly entertaining!
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Old 27 April 2012, 17:11   #8
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There isnt a limit within reason

If youve learned your craft, you'll know what you are capable of.

I used to see heavy weather and be doubtful, but after many years of seamanship, and particularly with ribs, i have a great deal more confidence.

That said I'm not daft, and I dont take risks with my crew or company, but in the company of fellow enthusiasts, and a good modern hull, you can enjoy some seriously fun cruising
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So heres a serious question ... what limits would you say .. thanks but no thanks .. force 4, 5 more ?
I ask myself a simple question - if it is F6 or more - why do I need to go out? - if there is not a good answer then I stay in
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I ask myself a simple question - if it is F6 or more - why do I need to go out?
So where would Easdale fall in the scheme of reasons to go out? I'm watching the forecast from now on and asking myself the same question!
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