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  • Gear Daddy LLC
    Peak winds 3-5:30 Eddy Petranek
    Message 1 of 19 , May 3, 2011
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      Peak winds 3-5:30

      Eddy Petranek 


      On May 3, 2011, at 10:52 AM, Jason Watt <jwattboi@...> wrote:

       

      Road was dry last Saturday.  Rain may have changed that.  I plan to head out around 3-ish. 

      On May 3, 2011, at 10:18, "geardaddyllc" <geardaddyllc@...> wrote:

       

      Setting up for a stellar session at ICR. I'm busting tail to get my work done by 2 so I can be at ICR by 3. Last time I hit the road out there it was necessary to engage 4 wheel drive and throw some mud. if anyone would like a ride to water meet me at entrance to dirt road and jump in, plan to be there 2:30-2:45. Dirt road is just behind the Boise Stage stop (truck stop)

      Will update as I leave work in Nampa...

      Eddy

    • Gear Daddy LLC
      Was not stellar but Jason and I kited at 5pm for a solid 30 mins. Then Jim T windsurfed while we packed up. Water is warmer and 100 degree rule was satisfied
      Message 2 of 19 , May 3, 2011
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        Was not stellar but Jason and I kited at 5pm for a solid 30 mins. Then Jim T windsurfed while we packed up. Water is warmer and 100 degree rule was satisfied :-)

        Wind was up & down big time from 3-5. Almost drove home without. See ya next time. Thanks for sharing the Cat story Jason. 

        Eddy Petranek 


        On May 3, 2011, at 10:18 AM, "geardaddyllc" <geardaddyllc@...> wrote:

         

        Setting up for a stellar session at ICR. I'm busting tail to get my work done by 2 so I can be at ICR by 3. Last time I hit the road out there it was necessary to engage 4 wheel drive and throw some mud. if anyone would like a ride to water meet me at entrance to dirt road and jump in, plan to be there 2:30-2:45. Dirt road is just behind the Boise Stage stop (truck stop)

        Will update as I leave work in Nampa...

        Eddy

      • Rusty Hill
        Ha ha. So Jason told you about our adventure yesterday? Sailing in 30-40mph wind isn t as fun as you may imagine. But, we are alive and the boat is still in
        Message 3 of 19 , May 3, 2011
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          Ha ha. So Jason told you about our adventure yesterday? Sailing in 30-40mph wind isn't as fun as you may imagine. But, we are alive and the boat is still in one piece:)
          Rusty

          Sent from my iPhone

          On May 3, 2011, at 8:51 PM, Gear Daddy LLC <geardaddyllc@...> wrote:

           

          Was not stellar but Jason and I kited at 5pm for a solid 30 mins. Then Jim T windsurfed while we packed up. Water is warmer and 100 degree rule was satisfied :-)

          Wind was up & down big time from 3-5. Almost drove home without. See ya next time. Thanks for sharing the Cat story Jason. 

          Eddy Petranek 


          On May 3, 2011, at 10:18 AM, "geardaddyllc" <geardaddyllc@...> wrote:

           

          Setting up for a stellar session at ICR. I'm busting tail to get my work done by 2 so I can be at ICR by 3. Last time I hit the road out there it was necessary to engage 4 wheel drive and throw some mud. if anyone would like a ride to water meet me at entrance to dirt road and jump in, plan to be there 2:30-2:45. Dirt road is just behind the Boise Stage stop (truck stop)

          Will update as I leave work in Nampa...

          Eddy

        • steve linane
          Rusty what were you sailing and where did you find 30 to 40 mph wind yesterday ? and what s the cat story ? Steve To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com From:
          Message 4 of 19 , May 3, 2011
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            Rusty
            what were you sailing and where did you find 30 to 40 mph wind yesterday ? and what's the cat story ?
            Steve
             

            To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
            From: rustyshill@...
            Date: Tue, 3 May 2011 21:01:20 -0600
            Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] ICR Session

             
            Ha ha. So Jason told you about our adventure yesterday? Sailing in 30-40mph wind isn't as fun as you may imagine. But, we are alive and the boat is still in one piece:)
            Rusty

            Sent from my iPhone

            On May 3, 2011, at 8:51 PM, Gear Daddy LLC <geardaddyllc@...> wrote:

             


            Was not stellar but Jason and I kited at 5pm for a solid 30 mins. Then Jim T windsurfed while we packed up. Water is warmer and 100 degree rule was satisfied :-)

            Wind was up & down big time from 3-5. Almost drove home without. See ya next time. Thanks for sharing the Cat story Jason. 

            Eddy Petranek 


            On May 3, 2011, at 10:18 AM, "geardaddyllc" <geardaddyllc@...> wrote:

             
            Setting up for a stellar session at ICR. I'm busting tail to get my work done by 2 so I can be at ICR by 3. Last time I hit the road out there it was necessary to engage 4 wheel drive and throw some mud. if anyone would like a ride to water meet me at entrance to dirt road and jump in, plan to be there 2:30-2:45. Dirt road is just behind the Boise Stage stop (truck stop)

            Will update as I leave work in Nampa...

            Eddy




          • Jim Tighe
            Nice easy session to start the year. Go board w/6.2 then the 7.5 which was fun. Actually fell in w/the Go Board n the water was faily warm or my dry suit is
            Message 5 of 19 , May 3, 2011
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              Nice easy session to start the year.  Go board w/6.2 then the 7.5 which was fun.  Actually fell in w/the Go Board n the water was faily warm or my dry suit is thick.  Hope to have more this week.  Jim T
              
              steve linane <itile@...> wrote:
              
              
               

              Rusty
              what were you sailing and where did you find 30 to 40 mph wind yesterday ? and what's the cat story ?
              Steve
               


              To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
              From: rustyshill@...
              Date: Tue, 3 May 2011 21:01:20 -0600
              Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] ICR Session

               
              Ha ha. So Jason told you about our adventure yesterday? Sailing in 30-40mph wind isn't as fun as you may imagine. But, we are alive and the boat is still in one piece:)
              Rusty

              Sent from my iPhone

              On May 3, 2011, at 8:51 PM, Gear Daddy LLC <geardaddyllc@...> wrote:

               


              Was not stellar but Jason and I kited at 5pm for a solid 30 mins. Then Jim T windsurfed while we packed up. Water is warmer and 100 degree rule was satisfied :-)

              Wind was up & down big time from 3-5. Almost drove home without. See ya next time. Thanks for sharing the Cat story Jason. 

              Eddy Petranek 


              On May 3, 2011, at 10:18 AM, "geardaddyllc" <geardaddyllc@...> wrote:

               
              Setting up for a stellar session at ICR. I'm busting tail to get my work done by 2 so I can be at ICR by 3. Last time I hit the road out there it was necessary to engage 4 wheel drive and throw some mud. if anyone would like a ride to water meet me at entrance to dirt road and jump in, plan to be there 2:30-2:45. Dirt road is just behind the Boise Stage stop (truck stop)

              Will update as I leave work in Nampa...

              Eddy




            • Rusty Hill
              Oh, Steve... where do I start? So Jason and I went to LL yesterday armed with enough toys to have fun regardless of what the wind was doing. (kites 9 and 13,
              Message 6 of 19 , May 3, 2011
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                Oh, Steve... where do I start? So Jason and I went to LL yesterday armed with enough toys to have fun regardless of what the wind was doing. (kites 9 and 13, my 16 foot catamaran, and Jason's two jetskis)  When we got there it was a good 20-24 mph SE wind. So we pumped up our kites (My harness is still with my wife in the DR) and Jason let me borrow his harness for a few minutes while the Sheriff checked the registration on his skis. Jason came back after about 10-15 minutes. I landed my kite and gave him his harness back just in time for the wind to die. It was blowing maybe 3-6. So we thought we'd take advantage of the light wind and sail around the lake at a relaxed pace. Jason pulled his jetski out of the water while I readied the boat. Because the wind was so light I raised the sails while it was still on the trailer, but by the time I had everything together the wind had shifted to NW. I really didn't think much of it and continued to take all the straps off the boat except for one. Then as I was backing the trailer and lining up for the ramp it started gusting like crazy from different directions. In my rear view mirror I watched the stern of the boat raise about 4 feet off the trailer. Because I was watching closely I just pulled forward and turned so that the boat settled back on the trailer without any drama... So I tried a different angle and got it in the water and Jason held it in irons while I parked the car. By the time I had made it back to the dock Jason was doing his best to hold on to the boat as the wind had picked up to 25-30. Just as I reached the dock, while we were still holding on to the cat it capsized. At this point as you are reading this you are probably thinking... hey dummy why didn't you just pack up and go home? Well the answer, at least for me, was that Jason seemed so calm and I being an inexperienced sailor I figured we'd be fine. So we jumped on and held on for our lives. It was quite a wild ride! The wind was shifting directions constantly and gusting so hard that it was impossible to trim the sails correctly so we were in a constant attempt to keep from capsizing. Surprisingly we only did once after we set sail. It only took a few minutes to get it righted, but after an hour of getting beat up by the gusts we concluded that we were sufficiently relaxed and had had enough leisurely sailing for one day. All the while, the Sheriff waited with his boat backed on the ramp ready to rescue us.  After we made it back to shore I asked if he thought he'd have to save us... he said, "oh, I figured you guys knew what you were doing." Little did he know...

                We made it back safely but the jib needs a small repair near one of the battens... On the drive home we both checked the wind reports. Nampa in town was 28-36 and caldwell Airport was 30-40.  That, Steve, is the cat story :)
                Rusty
                On 5/3/2011 9:06 PM, steve linane wrote:
                 

                Rusty
                what were you sailing and where did you find 30 to 40 mph wind yesterday ? and what's the cat story ?
                Steve
                 


                To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
                From: rustyshill@...
                Date: Tue, 3 May 2011 21:01:20 -0600
                Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] ICR Session

                 
                Ha ha. So Jason told you about our adventure yesterday? Sailing in 30-40mph wind isn't as fun as you may imagine. But, we are alive and the boat is still in one piece:)
                Rusty

                Sent from my iPhone

                On May 3, 2011, at 8:51 PM, Gear Daddy LLC <geardaddyllc@...> wrote:

                 


                Was not stellar but Jason and I kited at 5pm for a solid 30 mins. Then Jim T windsurfed while we packed up. Water is warmer and 100 degree rule was satisfied :-)

                Wind was up & down big time from 3-5. Almost drove home without. See ya next time. Thanks for sharing the Cat story Jason. 

                Eddy Petranek 


                On May 3, 2011, at 10:18 AM, "geardaddyllc" <geardaddyllc@...> wrote:

                 
                Setting up for a stellar session at ICR. I'm busting tail to get my work done by 2 so I can be at ICR by 3. Last time I hit the road out there it was necessary to engage 4 wheel drive and throw some mud. if anyone would like a ride to water meet me at entrance to dirt road and jump in, plan to be there 2:30-2:45. Dirt road is just behind the Boise Stage stop (truck stop)

                Will update as I leave work in Nampa...

                Eddy




              • jwattboi
                Survival sailing, or is that suicide sailing? Ha ha. I ve capsized my 14 cat on several occasions, always going over forward with it. Lesson learned
                Message 7 of 19 , May 3, 2011
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                  Survival sailing, or is that suicide sailing? Ha ha. I've capsized my 14' cat on several occasions, always going over forward with it. Lesson learned yesterday, don't ever fall off the back when it's flipping. You land on your back on the other pontoon, ouch. All in all a nice little leisurely evening sail around Lowell.

                  Today at ICR was great too. First time on the water after my first couple of lessons last year. Didn't have any problem staying upwind, gotta work on those transitions though. Only casualty was my sunglasses, they came off after I wiped out, they float, maybe I'll find them sometime.


                  --- In snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com, Rusty Hill <rustyshill@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > Oh, Steve... where do I start? So Jason and I went to LL yesterday armed
                  > with enough toys to have fun regardless of what the wind was doing.
                  > (kites 9 and 13, my 16 foot catamaran, and Jason's two jetskis) When we
                  > got there it was a good 20-24 mph SE wind. So we pumped up our kites (My
                  > harness is still with my wife in the DR) and Jason let me borrow his
                  > harness for a few minutes while the Sheriff checked the registration on
                  > his skis. Jason came back after about 10-15 minutes. I landed my kite
                  > and gave him his harness back just in time for the wind to die. It was
                  > blowing maybe 3-6. So we thought we'd take advantage of the light wind
                  > and sail around the lake at a relaxed pace. Jason pulled his jetski out
                  > of the water while I readied the boat. Because the wind was so light I
                  > raised the sails while it was still on the trailer, but by the time I
                  > had everything together the wind had shifted to NW. I really didn't
                  > think much of it and continued to take all the straps off the boat
                  > except for one. Then as I was backing the trailer and lining up for the
                  > ramp it started gusting like crazy from different directions. In my rear
                  > view mirror I watched the stern of the boat raise about 4 feet off the
                  > trailer. Because I was watching closely I just pulled forward and turned
                  > so that the boat settled back on the trailer without any drama... So I
                  > tried a different angle and got it in the water and Jason held it in
                  > irons while I parked the car. By the time I had made it back to the dock
                  > Jason was doing his best to hold on to the boat as the wind had picked
                  > up to 25-30. Just as I reached the dock, while we were still holding on
                  > to the cat it capsized. At this point as you are reading this you are
                  > probably thinking... hey dummy why didn't you just pack up and go home?
                  > Well the answer, at least for me, was that Jason seemed so calm and I
                  > being an inexperienced sailor I figured we'd be fine. So we jumped on
                  > and held on for our lives. It was quite a wild ride! The wind was
                  > shifting directions constantly and gusting so hard that it was
                  > impossible to trim the sails correctly so we were in a constant attempt
                  > to keep from capsizing. Surprisingly we only did once after we set sail.
                  > It only took a few minutes to get it righted, but after an hour of
                  > getting beat up by the gusts we concluded that we were sufficiently
                  > relaxed and had had enough leisurely sailing for one day. All the while,
                  > the Sheriff waited with his boat backed on the ramp ready to rescue us.
                  > After we made it back to shore I asked if he thought he'd have to save
                  > us... he said, "oh, I figured you guys knew what you were doing." Little
                  > did he know...
                  >
                  > We made it back safely but the jib needs a small repair near one of the
                  > battens... On the drive home we both checked the wind reports. Nampa in
                  > town was 28-36 and caldwell Airport was 30-40. That, Steve, is the cat
                  > story :)
                  > Rusty
                  > On 5/3/2011 9:06 PM, steve linane wrote:
                  > >
                  > > Rusty
                  > > what were you sailing and where did you find 30 to 40 mph
                  > > wind yesterday ? and what's the cat story ?
                  > > Steve
                  > >
                  > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  > > To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
                  > > From: rustyshill@...
                  > > Date: Tue, 3 May 2011 21:01:20 -0600
                  > > Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] ICR Session
                  > >
                  > > Ha ha. So Jason told you about our adventure yesterday? Sailing in
                  > > 30-40mph wind isn't as fun as you may imagine. But, we are alive and
                  > > the boat is still in one piece:)
                  > > Rusty
                  > >
                  > > Sent from my iPhone
                  > >
                  > > On May 3, 2011, at 8:51 PM, Gear Daddy LLC <geardaddyllc@...
                  > > <mailto:geardaddyllc@...>> wrote:
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > Was not stellar but Jason and I kited at 5pm for a solid 30 mins.
                  > > Then Jim T windsurfed while we packed up. Water is warmer and 100
                  > > degree rule was satisfied :-)
                  > >
                  > > Wind was up & down big time from 3-5. Almost drove home without.
                  > > See ya next time. Thanks for sharing the Cat story Jason.
                  > >
                  > > Eddy Petranek
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > On May 3, 2011, at 10:18 AM, "geardaddyllc"
                  > > <geardaddyllc@... <mailto:geardaddyllc@...>> wrote:
                  > >
                  > > Setting up for a stellar session at ICR. I'm busting tail to
                  > > get my work done by 2 so I can be at ICR by 3. Last time I hit
                  > > the road out there it was necessary to engage 4 wheel drive
                  > > and throw some mud. if anyone would like a ride to water meet
                  > > me at entrance to dirt road and jump in, plan to be there
                  > > 2:30-2:45. Dirt road is just behind the Boise Stage stop
                  > > (truck stop)
                  > >
                  > > Will update as I leave work in Nampa...
                  > >
                  > > Eddy
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  >
                • steve linane
                  Rusty Great tail of survival , bravery and heroism . To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com From: jwattboi@yahoo.com Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 04:49:08 +0000 Subject:
                  Message 8 of 19 , May 4, 2011
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                    Rusty
                    Great tail of survival , bravery and heroism .
                     

                    To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
                    From: jwattboi@...
                    Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 04:49:08 +0000
                    Subject: [snowkiteidaho] Re: ICR Session

                     
                    Survival sailing, or is that suicide sailing? Ha ha. I've capsized my 14' cat on several occasions, always going over forward with it. Lesson learned yesterday, don't ever fall off the back when it's flipping. You land on your back on the other pontoon, ouch. All in all a nice little leisurely evening sail around Lowell.

                    Today at ICR was great too. First time on the water after my first couple of lessons last year. Didn't have any problem staying upwind, gotta work on those transitions though. Only casualty was my sunglasses, they came off after I wiped out, they float, maybe I'll find them sometime.

                    --- In snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com, Rusty Hill <rustyshill@...> wrote:
                    >
                    > Oh, Steve... where do I start? So Jason and I went to LL yesterday armed
                    > with enough toys to have fun regardless of what the wind was doing.
                    > (kites 9 and 13, my 16 foot catamaran, and Jason's two jetskis) When we
                    > got there it was a good 20-24 mph SE wind. So we pumped up our kites (My
                    > harness is still with my wife in the DR) and Jason let me borrow his
                    > harness for a few minutes while the Sheriff checked the registration on
                    > his skis. Jason came back after about 10-15 minutes. I landed my kite
                    > and gave him his harness back just in time for the wind to die. It was
                    > blowing maybe 3-6. So we thought we'd take advantage of the light wind
                    > and sail around the lake at a relaxed pace. Jason pulled his jetski out
                    > of the water while I readied the boat. Because the wind was so light I
                    > raised the sails while it was still on the trailer, but by the time I
                    > had everything together the wind had shifted to NW. I really didn't
                    > think much of it and continued to take all the straps off the boat
                    > except for one. Then as I was backing the trailer and lining up for the
                    > ramp it started gusting like crazy from different directions. In my rear
                    > view mirror I watched the stern of the boat raise about 4 feet off the
                    > trailer. Because I was watching closely I just pulled forward and turned
                    > so that the boat settled back on the trailer without any drama... So I
                    > tried a different angle and got it in the water and Jason held it in
                    > irons while I parked the car. By the time I had made it back to the dock
                    > Jason was doing his best to hold on to the boat as the wind had picked
                    > up to 25-30. Just as I reached the dock, while we were still holding on
                    > to the cat it capsized. At this point as you are reading this you are
                    > probably thinking... hey dummy why didn't you just pack up and go home?
                    > Well the answer, at least for me, was that Jason seemed so calm and I
                    > being an inexperienced sailor I figured we'd be fine. So we jumped on
                    > and held on for our lives. It was quite a wild ride! The wind was
                    > shifting directions constantly and gusting so hard that it was
                    > impossible to trim the sails correctly so we were in a constant attempt
                    > to keep from capsizing. Surprisingly we only did once after we set sail.
                    > It only took a few minutes to get it righted, but after an hour of
                    > getting beat up by the gusts we concluded that we were sufficiently
                    > relaxed and had had enough leisurely sailing for one day. All the while,
                    > the Sheriff waited with his boat backed on the ramp ready to rescue us.
                    > After we made it back to shore I asked if he thought he'd have to save
                    > us... he said, "oh, I figured you guys knew what you were doing." Little
                    > did he know...
                    >
                    > We made it back safely but the jib needs a small repair near one of the
                    > battens... On the drive home we both checked the wind reports. Nampa in
                    > town was 28-36 and caldwell Airport was 30-40. That, Steve, is the cat
                    > story :)
                    > Rusty
                    > On 5/3/2011 9:06 PM, steve linane wrote:
                    > >
                    > > Rusty
                    > > what were you sailing and where did you find 30 to 40 mph
                    > > wind yesterday ? and what's the cat story ?
                    > > Steve
                    > >
                    > > ----------------------------------------------------------
                    > > To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
                    > > From: rustyshill@...
                    > > Date: Tue, 3 May 2011 21:01:20 -0600
                    > > Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] ICR Session
                    > >
                    > > Ha ha. So Jason told you about our adventure yesterday? Sailing in
                    > > 30-40mph wind isn't as fun as you may imagine. But, we are alive and
                    > > the boat is still in one piece:)
                    > > Rusty
                    > >
                    > > Sent from my iPhone
                    > >
                    > > On May 3, 2011, at 8:51 PM, Gear Daddy LLC <geardaddyllc@...
                    > > <mailto:geardaddyllc@...>> wrote:
                    > >
                    > >
                    > > Was not stellar but Jason and I kited at 5pm for a solid 30 mins.
                    > > Then Jim T windsurfed while we packed up. Water is warmer and 100
                    > > degree rule was satisfied :-)
                    > >
                    > > Wind was up & down big time from 3-5. Almost drove home without.
                    > > See ya next time. Thanks for sharing the Cat story Jason.
                    > >
                    > > Eddy Petranek
                    > >
                    > >
                    > > On May 3, 2011, at 10:18 AM, "geardaddyllc"
                    > > <geardaddyllc@... <mailto:geardaddyllc@...>> wrote:
                    > >
                    > > Setting up for a stellar session at ICR. I'm busting tail to
                    > > get my work done by 2 so I can be at ICR by 3. Last time I hit
                    > > the road out there it was necessary to engage 4 wheel drive
                    > > and throw some mud. if anyone would like a ride to water meet
                    > > me at entrance to dirt road and jump in, plan to be there
                    > > 2:30-2:45. Dirt road is just behind the Boise Stage stop
                    > > (truck stop)
                    > >
                    > > Will update as I leave work in Nampa...
                    > >
                    > > Eddy
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    >


                  • j clive jordan
                    gusty Idaho - never been to LL - one of these days J ... From: Rusty Hill Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] ICR Session To:
                    Message 9 of 19 , May 4, 2011
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                      gusty Idaho - never been to LL - one of these days
                      J

                      --- On Tue, 5/3/11, Rusty Hill <rustyshill@...> wrote:

                      From: Rusty Hill <rustyshill@...>
                      Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] ICR Session
                      To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
                      Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 10:29 PM

                       

                      Oh, Steve... where do I start? So Jason and I went to LL yesterday armed with enough toys to have fun regardless of what the wind was doing. (kites 9 and 13, my 16 foot catamaran, and Jason's two jetskis)  When we got there it was a good 20-24 mph SE wind. So we pumped up our kites (My harness is still with my wife in the DR) and Jason let me borrow his harness for a few minutes while the Sheriff checked the registration on his skis. Jason came back after about 10-15 minutes. I landed my kite and gave him his harness back just in time for the wind to die. It was blowing maybe 3-6. So we thought we'd take advantage of the light wind and sail around the lake at a relaxed pace. Jason pulled his jetski out of the water while I readied the boat. Because the wind was so light I raised the sails while it was still on the trailer, but by the time I had everything together the wind had shifted to NW. I really didn't think much of it and continued to take all the straps off the boat except for one. Then as I was backing the trailer and lining up for the ramp it started gusting like crazy from different directions. In my rear view mirror I watched the stern of the boat raise about 4 feet off the trailer. Because I was watching closely I just pulled forward and turned so that the boat settled back on the trailer without any drama... So I tried a different angle and got it in the water and Jason held it in irons while I parked the car. By the time I had made it back to the dock Jason was doing his best to hold on to the boat as the wind had picked up to 25-30. Just as I reached the dock, while we were still holding on to the cat it capsized. At this point as you are reading this you are probably thinking... hey dummy why didn't you just pack up and go home? Well the answer, at least for me, was that Jason seemed so calm and I being an inexperienced sailor I figured we'd be fine. So we jumped on and held on for our lives. It was quite a wild ride! The wind was shifting directions constantly and gusting so hard that it was impossible to trim the sails correctly so we were in a constant attempt to keep from capsizing. Surprisingly we only did once after we set sail. It only took a few minutes to get it righted, but after an hour of getting beat up by the gusts we concluded that we were sufficiently relaxed and had had enough leisurely sailing for one day. All the while, the Sheriff waited with his boat backed on the ramp ready to rescue us.  After we made it back to shore I asked if he thought he'd have to save us... he said, "oh, I figured you guys knew what you were doing." Little did he know...

                      We made it back safely but the jib needs a small repair near one of the battens... On the drive home we both checked the wind reports. Nampa in town was 28-36 and caldwell Airport was 30-40.  That, Steve, is the cat story :)
                      Rusty
                      On 5/3/2011 9:06 PM, steve linane wrote:

                       

                      Rusty
                      what were you sailing and where did you find 30 to 40 mph wind yesterday ? and what's the cat story ?
                      Steve
                       


                      To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
                      From: rustyshill@...
                      Date: Tue, 3 May 2011 21:01:20 -0600
                      Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] ICR Session

                       
                      Ha ha. So Jason told you about our adventure yesterday? Sailing in 30-40mph wind isn't as fun as you may imagine. But, we are alive and the boat is still in one piece:)
                      Rusty

                      Sent from my iPhone

                      On May 3, 2011, at 8:51 PM, Gear Daddy LLC <geardaddyllc@...> wrote:

                       


                      Was not stellar but Jason and I kited at 5pm for a solid 30 mins. Then Jim T windsurfed while we packed up. Water is warmer and 100 degree rule was satisfied :-)

                      Wind was up & down big time from 3-5. Almost drove home without. See ya next time. Thanks for sharing the Cat story Jason. 

                      Eddy Petranek 


                      On May 3, 2011, at 10:18 AM, "geardaddyllc" <geardaddyllc@...> wrote:

                       
                      Setting up for a stellar session at ICR. I'm busting tail to get my work done by 2 so I can be at ICR by 3. Last time I hit the road out there it was necessary to engage 4 wheel drive and throw some mud. if anyone would like a ride to water meet me at entrance to dirt road and jump in, plan to be there 2:30-2:45. Dirt road is just behind the Boise Stage stop (truck stop)

                      Will update as I leave work in Nampa...

                      Eddy




                    • Jim Tighe
                      Holy Cats!! Great tale rusty. I ve been there with the sherif standing guard ready to come out to save us. LL is a fickle lady. The trick is not to be out
                      Message 10 of 19 , May 4, 2011
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                        Holy Cats!!  Great tale rusty.  I've been there with the sherif standing guard ready to come out to save us.  LL is a fickle lady.  The trick is not to be out when she shuts down.  Its a long swim.
                        
                        j clive jordan <jclivejordan@...> wrote:
                        
                        
                         

                        gusty Idaho - never been to LL - one of these days
                        J

                        --- On Tue, 5/3/11, Rusty Hill <rustyshill@...> wrote:

                        From: Rusty Hill <rustyshill@...>
                        Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] ICR Session
                        To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
                        Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 10:29 PM

                         

                        Oh, Steve... where do I start? So Jason and I went to LL yesterday armed with enough toys to have fun regardless of what the wind was doing. (kites 9 and 13, my 16 foot catamaran, and Jason's two jetskis)  When we got there it was a good 20-24 mph SE wind. So we pumped up our kites (My harness is still with my wife in the DR) and Jason let me borrow his harness for a few minutes while the Sheriff checked the registration on his skis. Jason came back after about 10-15 minutes. I landed my kite and gave him his harness back just in time for the wind to die. It was blowing maybe 3-6. So we thought we'd take advantage of the light wind and sail around the lake at a relaxed pace. Jason pulled his jetski out of the water while I readied the boat. Because the wind was so light I raised the sails while it was still on the trailer, but by the time I had everything together the wind had shifted to NW. I really didn't think much of it and continued to take all the straps off the boat except for one. Then as I was backing the trailer and lining up for the ramp it started gusting like crazy from different directions. In my rear view mirror I watched the stern of the boat raise about 4 feet off the trailer. Because I was watching closely I just pulled forward and turned so that the boat settled back on the trailer without any drama... So I tried a different angle and got it in the water and Jason held it in irons while I parked the car. By the time I had made it back to the dock Jason was doing his best to hold on to the boat as the wind had picked up to 25-30. Just as I reached the dock, while we were still holding on to the cat it capsized. At this point as you are reading this you are probably thinking... hey dummy why didn't you just pack up and go home? Well the answer, at least for me, was that Jason seemed so calm and I being an inexperienced sailor I figured we'd be fine. So we jumped on and held on for our lives. It was quite a wild ride! The wind was shifting directions constantly and gusting so hard that it was impossible to trim the sails correctly so we were in a constant attempt to keep from capsizing. Surprisingly we only did once after we set sail. It only took a few minutes to get it righted, but after an hour of getting beat up by the gusts we concluded that we were sufficiently relaxed and had had enough leisurely sailing for one day. All the while, the Sheriff waited with his boat backed on the ramp ready to rescue us.  After we made it back to shore I asked if he thought he'd have to save us... he said, "oh, I figured you guys knew what you were doing." Little did he know...

                        We made it back safely but the jib needs a small repair near one of the battens... On the drive home we both checked the wind reports. Nampa in town was 28-36 and caldwell Airport was 30-40.  That, Steve, is the cat story :)
                        Rusty
                        On 5/3/2011 9:06 PM, steve linane wrote:

                         

                        Rusty
                        what were you sailing and where did you find 30 to 40 mph wind yesterday ? and what's the cat story ?
                        Steve
                         


                        To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
                        From: rustyshill@...
                        Date: Tue, 3 May 2011 21:01:20 -0600
                        Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] ICR Session

                         
                        Ha ha. So Jason told you about our adventure yesterday? Sailing in 30-40mph wind isn't as fun as you may imagine. But, we are alive and the boat is still in one piece:)
                        Rusty

                        Sent from my iPhone

                        On May 3, 2011, at 8:51 PM, Gear Daddy LLC <geardaddyllc@...> wrote:

                         


                        Was not stellar but Jason and I kited at 5pm for a solid 30 mins. Then Jim T windsurfed while we packed up. Water is warmer and 100 degree rule was satisfied :-)

                        Wind was up & down big time from 3-5. Almost drove home without. See ya next time. Thanks for sharing the Cat story Jason. 

                        Eddy Petranek 


                        On May 3, 2011, at 10:18 AM, "geardaddyllc" <geardaddyllc@...> wrote:

                         
                        Setting up for a stellar session at ICR. I'm busting tail to get my work done by 2 so I can be at ICR by 3. Last time I hit the road out there it was necessary to engage 4 wheel drive and throw some mud. if anyone would like a ride to water meet me at entrance to dirt road and jump in, plan to be there 2:30-2:45. Dirt road is just behind the Boise Stage stop (truck stop)

                        Will update as I leave work in Nampa...

                        Eddy




                      • Dr. Binegar
                        OK so couldn t resist telling my LL sheriff story. The water is butter and we are skiing and drinking until of course we run out of gas. Sheriff happens by
                        Message 11 of 19 , May 5, 2011
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                          OK so couldn’t resist telling my LL sheriff story.  The water is butter and we are skiing and drinking until of course we run out of gas.  Sheriff happens by to pick up us fools(before children).  Gets his towrope caught in his jet intake.  We had to flag down a third boat to get us towed back in.  No tickets, no nothing.  Back in the day.

                           

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                          From: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com [mailto: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of Jim Tighe
                          Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2011 7:40 PM
                          To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
                          Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] ICR Session

                           

                           

                          Holy Cats!!  Great tale rusty.  I've been there with the sherif standing guard ready to come out to save us.  LL is a fickle lady.  The trick is not to be out when she shuts down.  Its a long swim.
                            
                          j clive jordan <jclivejordan@...> wrote:
                            

                           

                          gusty Idaho - never been to LL - one of these days
                          J

                          --- On Tue, 5/3/11, Rusty Hill <rustyshill@...> wrote:


                          From: Rusty Hill <rustyshill@...>
                          Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] ICR Session
                          To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
                          Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 10:29 PM

                           

                          Oh, Steve... where do I start? So Jason and I went to LL yesterday armed with enough toys to have fun regardless of what the wind was doing. (kites 9 and 13, my 16 foot catamaran, and Jason's two jetskis)  When we got there it was a good 20-24 mph SE wind. So we pumped up our kites (My harness is still with my wife in the DR) and Jason let me borrow his harness for a few minutes while the Sheriff checked the registration on his skis. Jason came back after about 10-15 minutes. I landed my kite and gave him his harness back just in time for the wind to die. It was blowing maybe 3-6. So we thought we'd take advantage of the light wind and sail around the lake at a relaxed pace. Jason pulled his jetski out of the water while I readied the boat. Because the wind was so light I raised the sails while it was still on the trailer, but by the time I had everything together the wind had shifted to NW. I really didn't think much of it and continued to take all the straps off the boat except for one. Then as I was backing the trailer and lining up for the ramp it started gusting like crazy from different directions. In my rear view mirror I watched the stern of the boat raise about 4 feet off the trailer. Because I was watching closely I just pulled forward and turned so that the boat settled back on the trailer without any drama... So I tried a different angle and got it in the water and Jason held it in irons while I parked the car. By the time I had made it back to the dock Jason was doing his best to hold on to the boat as the wind had picked up to 25-30. Just as I reached the dock, while we were still holding on to the cat it capsized. At this point as you are reading this you are probably thinking... hey dummy why didn't you just pack up and go home? Well the answer, at least for me, was that Jason seemed so calm and I being an inexperienced sailor I figured we'd be fine. So we jumped on and held on for our lives. It was quite a wild ride! The wind was shifting directions constantly and gusting so hard that it was impossible to trim the sails correctly so we were in a constant attempt to keep from capsizing. Surprisingly we only did once after we set sail. It only took a few minutes to get it righted, but after an hour of getting beat up by the gusts we concluded that we were sufficiently relaxed and had had enough leisurely sailing for one day. All the while, the Sheriff waited with his boat backed on the ramp ready to rescue us.  After we made it back to shore I asked if he thought he'd have to save us... he said, "oh, I figured you guys knew what you were doing." Little did he know...

                          We made it back safely but the jib needs a small repair near one of the battens... On the drive home we both checked the wind reports. Nampa in town was 28-36 and caldwell Airport was 30-40.  That, Steve, is the cat story :)
                          Rusty

                          On 5/3/2011 9:06 PM, steve linane wrote:

                           

                          Rusty
                          what were you sailing and where did you find 30 to 40 mph wind yesterday ? and what's the cat story ?
                          Steve
                           


                          To: snowkiteidaho@yahoogroups.com
                          From: rustyshill@...
                          Date: Tue, 3 May 2011 21:01:20 -0600
                          Subject: Re: [snowkiteidaho] ICR Session

                           

                          Ha ha. So Jason told you about our adventure yesterday? Sailing in 30-40mph wind isn't as fun as you may imagine. But, we are alive and the boat is still in one piece:)

                          Rusty

                          Sent from my iPhone


                          On May 3, 2011, at 8:51 PM, Gear Daddy LLC <geardaddyllc@...> wrote:

                           

                           

                          Was not stellar but Jason and I kited at 5pm for a solid 30 mins. Then Jim T windsurfed while we packed up. Water is warmer and 100 degree rule was satisfied :-)

                           

                          Wind was up & down big time from 3-5. Almost drove home without. See ya next time. Thanks for sharing the Cat story Jason. 

                           

                          Eddy Petranek 

                           


                          On May 3, 2011, at 10:18 AM, "geardaddyllc" <geardaddyllc@...> wrote:

                           

                          Setting up for a stellar session at ICR. I'm busting tail to get my work done by 2 so I can be at ICR by 3. Last time I hit the road out there it was necessary to engage 4 wheel drive and throw some mud. if anyone would like a ride to water meet me at entrance to dirt road and jump in, plan to be there 2:30-2:45. Dirt road is just behind the Boise Stage stop (truck stop)

                          Will update as I leave work in Nampa ...

                          Eddy

                           

                           

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