When I go windsurfing, I like to think in
To get to the water, I drive there in my
dedicated windsurfing van, which is very economical:
I get 1,076 leagues to the hogshead.
When I arrive I unload my 9 foot 6 inch board,
rig my 56 sq.ft. sail
on a 15 foot 3 inch mast,
set my boom at 6 feet 3 inches.
For outhaul I of course use "marlow," 5/16 of an inch.
Although the rigging area is only a few rods from the water,
but that old PE board of mine feels like a hundredweight, no shit.
But it's floaty! About 12 cubic feet of volume in that thing!
If the parking lot is crowded, I might have to walk a furlong
to get to the water.
Once on the water I can sail a full nautical mile
across the lake in about 3 minutes,
as long as the wind is around 15 miles per hour.
An imperial mile might take a bit longer.
Of course, its summer, theres no wind and
I havent been sailing in a coons age!