MARK ..... A SURFING WAVE FOR YOU

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MARK ..... A SURFING WAVE FOR YOU

Postby bornfreee » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:33 pm

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Re: MARK ..... A SURFING WAVE FOR YOU

Postby storm petrel » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:02 am

Bill, did you miss some of this link? I couldn't connect. I have had good solid waves here over the last few days so although I have been on holidays since Friday I have yet to bend a sail onto Storm Petrel. But I am hoping to sail to Sydney and back next week if we get a couple of nice days.
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Re: MARK ..... A SURFING WAVE FOR YOU

Postby bornfreee » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:51 am

Mark that link works for me dont know why uou cant get it ... your sail sounds like somthing to look forward to cant wait to sail my new boat Shaun and i are waiting on some Sta loks and eire to fix my forstay then getting rid of the furler and putting hanks on my genoa if all goes well will be off in July
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Re: MARK ..... A SURFING WAVE FOR YOU

Postby storm petrel » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:14 pm

Yep, worked on my iPad. Those guys are just a little bit nuts. One of the local boys is flown around the world to surf crazy waves like that. It would take a lot of guts for the surfer and for the jet ski driver!

In the 'old days' I used to love big waves, but the biggest waves I surfed were probably triple overhead (15-18ft), nothing like the crazy stuff they tow into today. Given that the intensity of a wave is proportional to the square of its amplitude, a 40ft wave carries 16 times the energy of a 10ft wave! A ten foot wave can throw you around like a rag doll so I can only imagine what it would be like being slammed by a 40ft wave.

Hope you can bend a sail on your Metzcraft soon.
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