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Old 24 July 2011, 11:33   #1
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sea conditions.

going out tmw on my honwave 4m trouble is it says its going to be moderate to rough, has anyone been out in rough conditions, will my honwave be ok.
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Old 24 July 2011, 11:37   #2
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Old 24 July 2011, 11:52   #3
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going out tmw on my honwave 4m trouble is it says its going to be moderate to rough, has anyone been out in rough conditions, will my honwave be ok.

Look up what rough actually means -- if it is actually rough you won't be going out in a 4m sib. Of course forecasts cover a huge area so it may only be slight seas close to shore.
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Check Windguru, Magic Seaweed etc for local conditions - much more applicable to inshore boaters - if it is actually (technically) 'rough' then you would be foolish going out in a SIB, regardless guessing you have a good anchor, LJs, flares, VHF etc and someone who knows when/where you are out/back.

I spent all today along the coast from Hastings to Bexhill - at first the forecasts were out a fair bit and I was gutted I choose the bike rather than the SIB, however two hours in the kite surfers were in there element and it grew to a F5+ with some very nasty chop - things change quickly in the UK...

Met office gives a very general overview but things are pretty changable and non-SIB friendly at present:

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/...ecast.html#All
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going out from newcastle, tynemouth coast.
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going out from newcastle, tynemouth coast.
Errrrmmmm, I wouldn't...

(see forecast)
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nice knowing you personally time for soup / crumpets / scones and a roaring log fire then - typical UK summer...

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If you have the slightest bit of doubt, dont go out!!

Sibs dont work well in the rough, i was out by the needles yesterday and the sea suddenly turned and was throwing big waves at us! Sibbing isnt as fun when your wet, cold and in big seas!!
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