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1564Re: [MassBaySailors] Question about winter sailing

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  • Ahmet
    Oct 13, 2006
      Yes, that is what I mean with not having a "real" swim ladder.
      I have a few contraptions, but they are not that easy to use to climb in
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      From: We 2 Sail
      Sent: Friday, October 13, 2006 7:42 PM
      Subject: Re: [MassBaySailors] Question about winter sailing

      About not having a "real" swim ladder.

      I recall seeing "solution" to not having a swim ladder, for example, if you had a canoe stern.

      The owners installed a folding ladder (rope and steps), and judiciously placed a line within reach of anyone who managed to get into the water "unexpectedly".

      When the line was pulled, the ladder (pipe type steps, I  think) would deploy overboard providing suitable egress from the water.

      Bob Early

      At 01:13 PM 10/12/2006, you wrote:

      Thanks Bob.
      I would not really go sailing in very windy conditions, but it is sometimes nice to spend a relaxing sunny afternoon on the water, even if it is winter.
      The Bristol does not have a real swim ladder, and it would take some effort to get back in, if you land in the drink.
      www.sailnomad. com
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: We 2 Sail
      To: MassBaySailors@ yahoogroups. com
      Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2006 9:12 AM
      Subject: Re: [MassBaySailors] Question about winter sailing
      Hi Ahmet,
      Here is NOAA's "new" Windchill chart.
      Windchill Index chart: I'd take it with a grain of salt because thermal transfer in liquids is much better than in air, and the last time I checked, Boston Harbor is still in liquid form. <smile>

      http://www.nws. noaa.gov/ om/windchill/ index.shtml

      I believe there is a "Frostbite" Sailing Club in Boston, but don't know if it is an "Official Club" or just a motley collection of sailors wishing to defy the "Assumed truth" that the sailing season ends in fall and begins in spring. (Just like a lot of people think the NE hiking season follows the same pattern: Spring through Fall. That's probably why there's so few hikers in the winter.)
      Hey, I googled Frostbite Sailing Boston and came up with multiple hits. Here's one of them.

      http://www.bostonsa ilingcenter. com/Home/ racing/Frostbite Racing/FBReferen ce

      Bob Early

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