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tomg



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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gee sorry I missed all that "fun".

Actually I think of "nukin" as below Force 7; it's the scary but good stuff, yer basic 4.0 to 4.5 range. What you had was a full on crazy-blow. Glad to hear nobody got seriously hurt, or snapped a mast, or appendage (like a twig).

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koogzah



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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tomg wrote:
What you had was a full on crazy-blow.


Huh... "Full on crazy-blow" just does not really work for me. Neither does "nukin". That seems kind of dated. I'm liking the Beaufort Scale.

But to fully capture the range of conditions on the Bay I think we may need to add a level to the scale below Force 1. I say we name it "Berkeley". Cool
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Koogzah!
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A day to honor the British naval officer, Sir Francis Beaufort, who in 1806 devised a scale of wind force from 0 (calm) to 12 (hurricane) that was based on observation, not requiring any special instruments. The scale was adopted for international use in 1874 and has since been enlarged and refined.

Beaufort was born at Flower Hill, Meath, Ireland, on May 7, 1774 and died at Brighton, England, Dec 17, 1857. He never spoke or wrote the phrase "full on crazy blow".
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dated, but not forgotten.

Nukin: Blown off the water in sub 3.0 conditions (39 to 46 is getting pretty close to Nukin.) If it's 50, there's no doubt.

4.0 to 4.5: Just another day of good conditions

I think I might have experienced 'full on crazy-blow" but that was back in the 70s.


-Craig

tomg wrote:
Gee sorry I missed all that "fun".

Actually I think of "nukin" as below Force 7; it's the scary but good stuff, yer basic 4.0 to 4.5 range. What you had was a full on crazy-blow. Glad to hear nobody got seriously hurt, or snapped a mast, or appendage (like a twig).

Tomg
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While we're on the subject , can somebody clarify the following: Sometimes at Crissy in 4.0-4.5 conditions , some of the rad dudes come off the water saying "man , its really blowing like stink " . Can we get the origins of such a saying?
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nicer way of saying "s**t", maybe?
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koogzah



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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Force 6 for the late shift at TI today.
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fitting that his name in French means "goodlooking-Strong"
don't we all want this last name?

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gregnw44



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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

koogzah wrote:
"Twigs and small branches broken. Difficult to Walk."

I like that. But, technically, what is the difference between a "twig" and a "small branch"?


LOL... great thread... good info !!

Well... I'd say, a "twig" is so small and fragile, that even a kid couldn't use it to climb a tree.
But a kid could use a "small branch", as he was climbing a tree.
However, a full sized adult better not use a "small branch" while tree climbing... or you risk severely shortening your windsurf season Smile
Greg -

PS - From a guy that used to love climbing trees, LOL
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