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Postby Mist » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:31 am

Mist trailered 300 miles south to share Easter with Gamecock daughter in Columbia SC. We met up with Big Dog for a beautiful sail on Lake Murray.
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Re: Travels

Postby Big_Dog » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:09 am

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Gusts over 20 from the stern to start with winds lighter as temps go to upper 70s.

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J24 Easter Regatta

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Tim, I had a great time on Saturday getting out on Lake Murray. Thanks for bring Mist down.
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Re: Travels

Postby Tim Ford » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:32 pm

Tim, how long did the drive to MurrayLand take?
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Re: Travels

Postby Big_Dog » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:36 am

Tim,
Lake Murray is
2 hours - Charleston
4 hours - Jacksonville
6 hours - Norfolk
7 hours - Nashville
8-9 hours - Tampa Bay, Willoughby, Townson & Buttler

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Re: Travels

Postby Mist » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:19 pm

Yup! It did take me 6 1/2 hours on March 30th. There was a lot of rain for the first half of the trip. I did mis quote the distance in my first post, actually it was 385 miles. My return trip, Easter, was surprisingly smoother, 5 hours 45 min.

I really enjoyed the trip and it went smoothly. I’m looking forward to the trip to north Lake Huron in June. I will be driving through northern Ohio and Pennsylvania between July 1st and 4th if anyone wants to meet up for a sail or chat.
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Re: Travels

Postby admin » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:43 pm

I think I am doing Screwpile on OPB and that'll shoot my sailing goodwill for July. This weather is miserable and I've gotten exactly NOTHING done on my boat, which makes SPLC a bit of a reach.

Can't wait to retire....
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Re: Travels

Postby Warren Nethercote » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:15 pm

Tim, a question .....

Now that you have more experience with Mist are you making progress on using Dyneema shrouds? Or still frustrated with creep and loss of tension? I have a selfish interest, since I will need to make a rigging decision this year. I was going to use Dyneema, but your experience raised doubts.
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Re: Travels

Postby Mist » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:56 am

I think we should start a whole new thread on dyneema. But, here are a few thoughts. All I all, I’m overcoming the issues of dyneema shrouds. The setup and learning curve can present hurdles at times. My current setup works satisfactorily, but I haven’t optimized it all the way yet. I feel the cost of dyneema is worth it, though I haven’t researched it all. There are two types of dyneema; prestretched/heat set and the non prestreched/heat set. Using the prestreched/heat set limits some aggravation with creep for the relatively low loads the i550 shrouds put on the capacity of 6 mm dyneema. Though, you will have some creep in the beginning as it’s tough to tie all the knots as tight as need be. I’ll try to organize some more thoughts on dyneema and start a separate thread soon.
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