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2786Re: [capri26] Re: Replacement Mast

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  • Gary Pack
    Nov 7, 2013
      Re: [capri26] Re: Replacement Mast Thanks, Bob, Mark and M’lou.  Our sailing season is drawing to a close to here in TN.  So I’m not missing much with the boat out of commission.  I agree with you all about reefing or not going out if the wind is up.  A reef would have been in order if we had known what was coming.  There was no weather report of any front coming through or for anything more than 10-15MPH winds.  It really caught us by surprise and the mast came down before we could shorten sail.   So your quote " If it's going to happen, it's going to happen out there" really applies.

      On 11/7/13 10:02 AM, "Mark Miller and M'lou Brubaker" <markandmlou@...> wrote:


       Sorry to hear about the broken mast. Sometimes you happen to get  
      caught in a tough situation. Most of my fellow sailors always say " If  
      it's going to happen, it's going to happen out there". We generally  
      try to double reef the main in that kind of blow but it sounds like  
      you were racing and that can change things. Good luck on putting her  
      back together. Our boat is sitting in our field now and the high today  
      is going to be in the 30's with lows tonight in the teen's. With any  
      luck you'll be sailing before us.

      - Mark and M'lou
       #77 "Raven"


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