Just trying to get an understanding of how regularly a sib is usable in the sea.
I know weather is complicated and combined with tides etc it's even more complex but just looking at general guidelines.
Apols for the Paragliding analogy but that's what I'm used to.
I'm very cautious and also don't want to waste a day sitting on takeoff waiting.
I look at xcweather.com
and look at the site I'm considering flying. I take the forecast windspeed and double it to account for venturi and wind gradient at the top of the hill at takeoff. If the doubled windspeed exceeds 20mph I don't even bother going out. This formula is simple but has worked very well. I very very rarely go out and and spend the day parawaiting. Whereas when I was young and keen I'd happily sit all day waiting and hoping the forecast was wrong.
So my Q is an interest in your rules of thumb for whether it's even worth considering sea fishing on a sib weather-wise. For arguments sake let's take 1 mile off Fleetwood lancs as an example as that's one of my nearest coastal sites.
I know it's impossible to give a catch all answer but in your opinion. Are sibs only really enjoyable on that 1 millpond day a month? Or what kind of windspeed do people generally deem 'doable' or 'enjoyable' for sib sea fishing.
I should mention. I have no boat currently but seriously considering a new frib 360 with Suzuki df20 hence the Q's I've posted recently on here.
Thankyou very much.