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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-22-08 01:41 PM
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23. I sailed a Tornado for about one hour
Wet suit, booties, trapeze, the whole works, and I was, like, totally worn out. I was trashed the next day, every mussel in my body ached. Playing with those things are best left to the young kids.

I'll stick with the forty-footers, they generally have a reasonably dry cockpit. Twenty-two knots with a four foot roster tail, that's something to experience! The acceleration is incredible, too, it hard to describe the feeling of being pushed back in cockpit by the force, or being up on the foredeck and have the boat pulled out from under you feet. I ALWAYS worn safety harness.
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  -DU sailors, a couple cool pics... jasonc  Apr-22-08 11:55 AM   #0 
  - Modest little boats  kwassa   Apr-22-08 12:18 PM   #1 
  - You looked at those two awesome pictures  jasonc   Apr-22-08 12:20 PM   #2 
     - All those guys just hanging around, sitting down on the job.  kwassa   Apr-22-08 12:58 PM   #9 
        - The Captain  jasonc   Apr-22-08 01:00 PM   #10 
  - My dear jasonc!  CaliforniaPeggy   Apr-22-08 12:24 PM   #3 
  - You are always welcome Peggy.  jasonc   Apr-22-08 12:29 PM   #4 
  - what sites do you go to?  LSK   Apr-22-08 12:40 PM   #5 
  - me too  jasonc   Apr-22-08 12:42 PM   #6 
     - Buy one used.  kwassa   Apr-22-08 01:09 PM   #12 
     - I already know how to sail  jasonc   Apr-22-08 01:14 PM   #16 
        - So, what is your dream boat?  kwassa   Apr-22-08 02:16 PM   #27 
           - here.  jasonc   Apr-22-08 02:45 PM   #35 
     - thanks  LSK   Apr-22-08 01:12 PM   #15 
  - One hull go slow  BrotherBuzz   Apr-22-08 12:51 PM   #7 
  - I do want to do that someday  jasonc   Apr-22-08 12:53 PM   #8 
  - There is no finer feeling than to be in a trapeze on a catamaran on a windy, sunny day!  temeah   Apr-22-08 01:04 PM   #11 
  - No finer feeling than righting a flipped catamaran  kwassa   Apr-22-08 01:11 PM   #14 
  - Yes. Light wind, in general, sucks for sailing. And turtling a sailboat sucks.  temeah   Apr-22-08 01:29 PM   #19 
     - I have had to row back to shore before  jasonc   Apr-22-08 01:37 PM   #22 
        - A few summers ago I had to be towed in after having turtled ours. That's embarrassing!  temeah   Apr-22-08 01:42 PM   #24 
           - Yeah...  jasonc   Apr-22-08 02:43 PM   #34 
              - Easy; I have no shame!  temeah   Apr-22-08 02:46 PM   #36 
                 - After last night  jasonc   Apr-22-08 02:49 PM   #38 
                    - We all lost a little self-respect last night....  temeah   Apr-22-08 02:52 PM   #39 
                       - LMAO  jasonc   Apr-22-08 02:58 PM   #40 
  - I can think of one...  jasonc   Apr-22-08 01:17 PM   #18 
  - But which lasts longer?  temeah   Apr-22-08 01:32 PM   #20 
     - How about both?  jasonc   Apr-22-08 01:35 PM   #21 
  - I sailed a Tornado for about one hour  BrotherBuzz   Apr-22-08 01:41 PM   #23 
     - Every mussel in your body?  kwassa   Apr-22-08 02:22 PM   #29 
        - Jeez Louise, I can't speil  BrotherBuzz   Apr-22-08 02:25 PM   #30 
  - this one will do nicely  LSK   Apr-22-08 01:10 PM   #13 
     - I am considering one of these  jasonc   Apr-22-08 01:16 PM   #17 
     - My cousins had Lasers  kwassa   Apr-22-08 02:30 PM   #31 
     - How about this one?  BrotherBuzz   Apr-22-08 02:02 PM   #25 
        - only 30 gallons of water?? pathetic!  LSK   Apr-22-08 02:03 PM   #26 
        - biggest Playstation I've ever seen.  kwassa   Apr-22-08 02:19 PM   #28 
  - If you want the best sailboat in the World, only one place to go...  snooper2   Apr-22-08 02:37 PM   #32 
  - Oh, found one for sale,  snooper2   Apr-22-08 02:42 PM   #33 
     - I will rush right down there with my checkbook...  jasonc   Apr-22-08 02:48 PM   #37 
     - It looks stealthy. Probably great for running drugs ashore.  kwassa   Apr-22-08 03:02 PM   #41 
        - I think more along the lines,,  snooper2   Apr-22-08 03:06 PM   #42 
           - depends on speed  jasonc   Apr-22-08 03:21 PM   #43 
              - well...  snooper2   Apr-22-08 03:22 PM   #44 
  - That last one looks like it was taken at Lake Cachuma near Santa Barbara.  Sequoia   Apr-22-08 03:24 PM   #45 
  - I don't know where it was taken  jasonc   Apr-22-08 03:27 PM   #46 
  - No problem $1200 is pocket change !!!  Sequoia   Apr-22-08 03:51 PM   #47 
     - Exactly why I told you about it!!!  jasonc   Apr-22-08 03:55 PM   #48 
        - I "heart" you!!  Sequoia   Apr-22-08 04:14 PM   #49 
           - I think I would rather have the...  jasonc   Apr-22-08 04:40 PM   #50 
              - Just take a vacation, you like the outdoors.  Sequoia   Apr-22-08 06:17 PM   #51 
  - Lake Cachuma??????? That boat wouldn't fit in that lake, or any lake.  kwassa   Apr-23-08 07:46 AM   #52 
     - Oh, look at how low the water is.  Sequoia   Apr-23-08 03:52 PM   #56 
  - Wow!  Drum   Apr-23-08 07:51 AM   #53 
  - Drum, welcome to what will become your obsession...  jasonc   Apr-23-08 12:08 PM   #54 
  - Meh. Give me something with a little more sail acreage  krispos42   Apr-23-08 12:17 PM   #55 
     - They are so much cooler  jasonc   Apr-23-08 09:46 PM   #57 
 

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