My RIB is coded to Category 4, i.e. 20 miles, daylight, and reasonable weather.
Defining the first 2 is easy enough, but what is considered 'reasonable weather' for Cat 4?
I've been out in the RIB in a force 8 with big waves - and I know I can cope with it (and the RIB easily copes with it) - but I clearly wouldn't take passengers out in it.
But what would people generally consider as reasonable?
The question has come up because after operating on Tuesday as the big low was coming in (I stopped when I thought it was getting too bad, although I and my passengers were still thoroughly enjoying ourselves), several people have asked me whether I thought I should have been operating. Some have opined that if there are white horses, I should stop operating.........