First Sail of the 2017 Season

#2
I would only do this in April in the Northeast if I was wearing a full wet suit or dry suit. The sun is warm and the breeze is mild but the water can be killer cold (learned from many years of kayaking Spring runoff).
 

L&VW

Well-Known Member
#3
There are risks. :( The ice is also out on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire, but the water temperature is 40°F. :confused:

I got some sailing in yesterday for the second time this Spring. Here, it's a Florida lake, so I was able to move away from the rain showers as they formed above me. :cool: While I scanned the shorelines for Sandhill Cranes and alligators, I recalled the occasion last Autumn, when a large Brahma bull browsing near the lake stopped his chewing and gave me a look that said, "Any closer, and I'll chase you down". :eek:
 
Thread starter #5
Agree that it is very early and the water is very cold.
Winds were mild 2-6 mph, and I made sure I loosed the main before every comeabout.
I was NOT going over.

"There is a world of difference between not meaning to do something, and meaning not to do something."
 

LMAC

New Member
#6
Agree that it is very early and the water is very cold.
Winds were mild 2-6 mph, and I made sure I loosed the main before every comeabout.
I was NOT going over.

"There is a world of difference between not meaning to do something, and meaning not to do something."
Stache, I was referred to you to ask about a Minifish sail and mast/spars...do you have a set or know someone who does? I have a Minifish with Sunfish mast/spar/boom...no sail....I could go the route of sawing up the pipes, but wondered if you might know a source for the Minifish gear? Thanks in advance for your reply!
Cheers,
Laura
 
Thread starter #7
Stache, I was referred to you to ask about a Minifish sail and mast/spars...do you have a set or know someone who does? I have a Minifish with Sunfish mast/spar/boom...no sail....I could go the route of sawing up the pipes, but wondered if you might know a source for the Minifish gear? Thanks in advance for your reply!
Cheers,
Laura
I did have the name and number for a guy up in North Sandwich, NH who has a barn full of old fish parts. Let me try to find it.
 
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