Squall at G7

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Squall at G7

Postby Bergy » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:22 pm

We had an exciting morning on Saturday at the G7 Gathering. Laura captured these shots from the safety of our cabin. In the end, 3 canopies totaled. Others seriously twisted, but still working.

http://youtu.be/8-TZ1Xb21fU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch3BGcpyIvk

Looking forward to next years gathering!

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Re: Squall at G7

Postby rbrandenstein » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:39 pm

A picture is worth a thousand words. That pretty much sums up Saturday morning. Never a dull moment at the Gathering.
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Re: Squall at G7

Postby Roberta » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:05 pm

"When the gails of November came early" I just should not have sung that song on Friday night.

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Re: Squall at G7

Postby BarnacleMike » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:15 pm

Roberta Hegy wrote:"When the gails of November came early" I just should not have sung that song on Friday night.

Roberta :shock: :shock:

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Re: Squall at G7

Postby Bill Edmundson » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:19 pm

Bergy

That pretty much says it :!: :lol:

It will make good stories in the future.

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Re: Squall at G7

Postby Bergy » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:21 pm

Ah Ha! It's all Roberta's falt!
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Re: Squall at G7

Postby Old aussie » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:36 am

I know that song I think Gordon lightfoot sang it ..

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Re: Squall at G7

Postby Roberta » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:36 am

Old aussie wrote:I know that song I think Gordon lightfoot sang it ..

Peter...


YUP!!! Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald. I'll have to rewrite it for next year. Maybe,"The wreck of the G7 pop ups".

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Re: Squall at G7

Postby kens » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:56 pm

I thought I saw Gaffrig trying to reef the sheets!!!! :lol:
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: Squall at G7

Postby Dave Grason » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:45 am

That storm was very deceptive. At first, it gave us the idea that we actually stood a chance of saving everything. So then, just about the time we all figured we were going to win, the storm said, "Oh no you're not!" It then about tripled in intensity and that was that. I felt like I was playing a game of "Twister" where every hand, foot and even my nose was pressing hard against something trying to save it. :lol:

When I finally lost the canopy that I was manning, I gave it up and headed back into my cabin. Suddenly, I realized that I had this AMAZING pain in my right foot! When I looked, I found one of those stick pins buried in the third toe all the way to the bone. OOOOUUUUCH! LOL!! I pulled it out and put some peroxide all over the area and it has been fine. But I thought that it was amazing that I didn't even notice it until all the rest of the excitement settled down.

Roberta Hegy wrote:"When the gails of November came early" I just should not have sung that song on Friday night.

Roberta :shock: :shock:


Roberta, that was funny! Truer words have never been spoken! ROTFLOL
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Re: Squall at G7

Postby Bergy » Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:54 pm

PostScript to the canopy fiasco.
Both of my canopies live. Just set up (persuaded) the big canopy in the woods of northern Louisiana. I'll be leaving my boat below the snow belt this year.
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