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Old Jul 22, 2012, 09:27 PM
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Wile you were here did you see some rain?

I must worn you it rains a little up here. Tuesday night thunder and lightning, Friday I drained 2" of water out of my jeep , but I love it up here I was razed in Bakersfield Cali. And I don't miss the hot stuff.
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 12:42 AM
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Only a little bit in Seattle. Going through Gig Harbor, I could see Mt Rainier clearly!
Old Jul 23, 2012, 07:23 PM
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Than you had a great trip.
Old Jul 23, 2012, 10:43 PM
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It's always good to be in the PNW! (maybe I need to visit Seattle in January to see what that is like!)
Old Jul 24, 2012, 07:06 PM
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We have (3) seasons here July, August and winter.

Not relay July , August are the hot months of the year. from then it's the rainy season, until the end of November then it starts to get cold, the last two weeks in December and the first two weeks in January it get to freezing and below, then the last to weeks of February it gets relay pretty, then it 's the rainy season again, with wind, would not have it any other way.
Old Jul 24, 2012, 08:26 PM
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Seasons are a good thing! I've been told that it has been known to snow in the South Sound? Not a bad thing!
Old Jul 24, 2012, 09:19 PM
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The snow is not a bad thing, it's the people that don't now how to drive in it that makes it bad, you have to slow down, I drive a jeep all year round, I do 60+ on the freeway in good weather and 30 in the snow, you can go faster but you can't stop. I love the snow, so doe's my jeep.
Old Jul 25, 2012, 04:25 PM
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They are looking good, the sails, are you going to rig them as gaffels ?
Old Jul 25, 2012, 07:59 PM
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Schrott:

I would have to know what gaffels wheir before I could answer that.

I think gaffles are the top sails between the main sail and the mast, sort of a V with a yard arm of it's own?
Old Jul 25, 2012, 08:08 PM
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Gaffles? "Gaff"? Spar at the top of a gaff rigged sail? Looks like the right rig for this particular ship.

re: snow driving, speed is everything.
Old Jul 25, 2012, 09:15 PM
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Gaffels? That's a tower in Paris isn't it?
Old Jul 26, 2012, 01:35 AM
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I was wondering about Gaffels too, it seems from Wikipedia that a Gaffel is a fork. I guess it is easy to see how we ended up with a Gaffel becoming a Gaff; basically a spar with a forked end.
Old Jul 26, 2012, 02:35 PM
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Actually, I believe "Gaffel" is the German word for Gaff.
Old Jul 26, 2012, 09:41 PM
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Gaff, Gaffe, gaff's, Wow I'm glad we go that cleared up, so they would mount way up here.

I've only seen one pic of the Wawona in Gaff, It would not let me download a copy, now I can't find it,
Rough Weather Sailing - BT Global Challenge 2000 (4 min 4 sec)
, But I did find this, hope it works It's called rough weather Sailing. ( leave the volume up, it will Make it more exciting )


Love Snow, Everything looks so clean.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 12:44 AM
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Yes I know, those darn Krauts

http://www.google.com/search?q=gaffe...w=1360&bih=643

I was wondering how you hold up those square sails, what the rigging would look like. Are you going to run a beam along the top ? Gaffelbaum = Gaffbeam


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