Originally Posted by Daniel
As it happens i specifically go out in these conditions. Not to be an arse, not to anoy coastguards and not really to end up having to anchor a few hundred metres form a lee shore but because i've got a boat that is up to it and it's fun and demanding, mentally and physically.
At my station at least, we do not have a problem with people going out in these conditions, as long as they are prepared for it.
As it happens my usual crew (wife and kids) would not thank me, nor would my casual crew that I pick up every now and then (coastguards). Can you imagine the embaresment of being out when the weather is not very nice, having a problem on the boat and needing rescue or assistance from the coastguard or RNLI.