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Hot Fun in the Summertime
Lens: DA 55-300 Camera: K20D Photo Location: Galveston Bay ISO: 400 
Posted By: Sailor, 06-29-2010, 07:56 AM

Saturday afternoon, we had a great time sailing Galveston Bay under a very blue sky and very hot sun. Here's a group of pics I grabbed of folks enjoying nautical activities.

Jer

A happy crowd on the Boardwalk Beast:





A young crew member soaks up some glory after the race:





"What was that !?!"


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I wish I were there....thanks for sharing!

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Nice shoots, makes me realise how much I miss summer....
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great series jer.... i'll call the first boat "the sailboat eater"........
i can smell the sea spray from here... love the sailboat shots... dave m

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I wish I were there....thanks for sharing!
My pleasure.

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Nice shoots, makes me realise how much I miss summer....
Thanks very much. Come to south Texas and you'll get plenty of summer.

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great series jer.... i'll call the first boat "the sailboat eater"........
i can smell the sea spray from here... love the sailboat shots... dave m
Hey, thanks, my friend. The "sailboat eater" does look formidable, indeed - but it's pretty benign. It's owned and run by Landry's Kemah Boardwalk, and the professional skippers are very respectful of sailboats.

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Yikes! That main and head sail on that sailboat cost some SERIOUS bucks. A light wind racer for sure.
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You people in Galveston are obviously having too much fun. Nice images of the"Beast", it appeals to my anti-social water sports disposition.
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Yikes! That main and head sail on that sailboat cost some SERIOUS bucks. A light wind racer for sure.
Very serious money - those sails may be worth more than my whole boat .

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You people in Galveston are obviously having too much fun. Nice images of the"Beast", it appeals to my anti-social water sports disposition.
Thanks much - the Beast has become a fixture on the west side of the Bay.

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Yes, this really looks like fun by the sea! Great shots, love the colours!
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Yes, this really looks like fun by the sea! Great shots, love the colours!
Hey Georg! Great to hear from you and thanks for the nice words.

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Sir Jer

Great series .I wonder what is the material of that huge sail ?
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Sir Jer

Great series .I wonder what is the material of that huge sail ?
I appreciate it. The sails are laminates of polyester film and very high modulus synthetic fibers with highly ordered crystalline orientations (I'm a retired organic chemist/polymer scientist so I'm as interested in the materials as in the boat). These sails can be shaped perfectly in the sail loft and - because of the stiffness of the fibers and fabric - will retain that perfect foil shape without stretching that you see in a conventional Dacron sail (like ours). Also, strength is accompanied by light weight, so these sail contribute to lowering the center of gravity, reducing heel and thus increasing speed. These suckers are very expensive and rarely used on cruising boats like my wife and I sail.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sailor Quote
I appreciate it. The sails are laminates of polyester film and very high modulus synthetic fibers with highly ordered crystalline orientations (I'm a retired organic chemist/polymer scientist so I'm as interested in the materials as in the boat). These sails can be shaped perfectly in the sail loft and - because of the stiffness of the fibers and fabric - will retain that perfect foil shape without stretching that you see in a conventional Dacron sail (like ours). Also, strength is accompanied by light weight, so these sail contribute to lowering the center of gravity, reducing heel and thus increasing speed. These suckers are very expensive and rarely used on cruising boats like my wife and I sail.

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A quick comment from the off-the-beach catamaran world. I'm a bit out of date with the latest fabrics. Kevlar mylar combinations are about as far as I go. Carbon fibre masts, of course. One popular material for the less financially endowed is Pentex, a polyethylene naphthalate material. It works fine with the size of sails used in the A Class.

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No.4 is fantastic
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No.4 is fantastic
Thanks a million.

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