Mike Murphy's WindLog for Friday July 24, 2009 , 3:00p - 6:00p

114th session in 2009
Sailed at BIB
Wind from the SE (mph)
        Lulls: 15
        Average: 19
        Gusts: 22
Rated a 4 of 10

Board: 246 JP FSW FWS
Sail: 5.8 EZZY WAVE PANTHER
Fin: 11.0" WEED
Suit: NONE
Water Temperature: 93 F
Air Temperature: 93 F

114 - Didn't expect much and didn't get much.  Mainly went out to compare the Ezzy FW and WP at the lowest suggested 444 down and 174 out haul settings.  Unfortunately the wind was very inconsistent with big holes, short gusts and weak power even in the biggest gusts.  Sailed both out to SI#2, along the drop-off and to the north end alternating after 3 round trips several times.  Both were between slogging and low power planing.  Did have fairly powered jibes and some fast tacks, but didn't notice much difference in the swing weight.  The WP felt lighter and seemed to power up faster in the marginal conditions.  Will have to  test again at lowest down/out haul settings but more consistent wind.