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Topic: Rookie Sailing at Linda Mar - 12/9  (Read 299 times)

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KPD

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I finally got a chance to try sailing my new AI in the ocean this past Saturday. The entirety of my prior sailing experience was a brief outing with the kids in Pillar Point Harbor, plus an hour or so in an El Toro when I was a teenager.

I had an uneventful launch through the small surf in light offshore winds. The wind started to fill in some as I got out near the small point, and the boat started moving along nicely.



As I approached Pedro Point things started to get a little crazy, even reefed to half sail.



I had planned to go all the way down to Devil's Slide, but given the conditions, my unfamiliarity with the boat, and the likelihood of a headwind on the return journey I decided to turn around and stay in the Linda Mar area.

I spend the next few hours sailing back and forth between Rockaway and Linda Mar. I dropped a few crab traps and did a little fishing, but didn't catch anything worth bringing home.

The wind patterns were fascinating: close to the bluffs off Rockaway it was almost dead calm, while at the south end of Linda Mar cove the wind was ripping.

All in all, it was a fun outing. I'm still getting used to setting up and managing all the bits and pieces of an AI, and I have a fair amount of rigging to do before I have it properly set up for fishing.

Let me know if you want to go sailing some time!


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Thanks for sharing! I surfed there a bit when younger. It seems like a good place and perfect day for a maiden voyage. It must have been thrilling.

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Nice! Looks like it was getting intense in that second video.

Just curious as to what year model that is---never seen a shiny front crossbar like that...
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Nice!  Getting me motivated to try mine.  Still haven't taken mine out sailing yet...been too lazy.  Maybe I'll join you sometime Krishna.
« Last Edit: December 13, 2017, 09:42:05 AM by SmokeOnTheWater »
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Thanks, everyone!

Just curious as to what year model that is---never seen a shiny front crossbar like that...

It is a 2010. It has the silver crossbar because it's a special limited edition. Specifically, the all-the-black-paint-has-weathered-off edition.  :smt002


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It is a 2010. It has the silver crossbar because it's a special limited edition. Specifically, the all-the-black-paint-has-weathered-off edition.  :smt002

Haha! Very cool.
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Right on Krisha!  Nothing beats cold salt water and the wind in your face.
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You've opened yourself up t a whole new world of access to the big blue.  Kinda big boy pants stuff from my point of view.  See you out there...
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Thanks for the picture and video KPD.
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Thanks, everyone!

Just curious as to what year model that is---never seen a shiny front crossbar like that...

It is a 2010. It has the silver crossbar because it's a special limited edition. Specifically, the all-the-black-paint-has-weathered-off edition.  ;-)

Nice vid!  'was wondering the same thing :)

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Thanks for sharing. AI is so awesome.
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