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Old 28 June 2009, 14:46   #1
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Big wake!

Got caught rather by surprise today - not by this fellow, but an earlier one. A massive wake, we ended up riding one wave for quite a while. I have to say it was a bit unsettling to be on a wave quite so high in the air! It's worrying when you come down the other side of it too. I'm not totally sure what the technique should be, I should have a hunt here for tips and tricks....



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Old 28 June 2009, 14:47   #2
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where-abouts were you?
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Old 28 June 2009, 14:51   #3
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The Solent perhaps?

The biggest wake I went over was from the cross channel sea cat at full chat....Hairy!!!
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Old 28 June 2009, 15:10   #4
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We've crossed the wash of some really big ships rounding Lands End when we're coming back from the Scillies. I'm surprised how little wake they kick-up these days. Perhaps it's modern hull design.
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More than likely they are running below hull speed to save fuel.
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Old 28 June 2009, 15:30   #6
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Talking about wash.

I was cruising though Haslar Marina yesterday on my way to the slipway and with a BIG tide race running I was only traveling at about 4 knotts. This twat popps up and says mind your wake, slow down, starts waving his arms and running up and down the jetty.......What a snotty W Anchor!

Wasn't you Pete was it?
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Old 28 June 2009, 15:40   #7
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Talking about wash.

I was cruising though Haslar Marina yesterday on my way to the slipway and with a BIG tide race running I was only traveling at about 4 knotts. This twat popps up and says mind your wake, slow down, starts waving his arms and running up and down the jetty.......What a snotty W Anchor!

Wasn't you Pete was it?
That type spend a lot of time on jetties rather than at sea.
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Talking about wash.

I was cruising though Haslar Marina yesterday on my way to the slipway and with a BIG tide race running I was only traveling at about 4 knotts. This twat popps up and says mind your wake, slow down, starts waving his arms and running up and down the jetty.......What a snotty W Anchor!

Wasn't you Pete was it?
Yes, you lot are worse than Jetskiers, sausages rolled out of the pan, fried egg all over the dog, Mrs fell out of bed, total disaster

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I think the strange thing is most RIBs draw a larger wake at displacement speeds than when planing. Maybe we should ask for dispensation
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Yes, you lot are worse than Jetskiers, sausages rolled out of the pan, fried egg all over the dog, Mrs fell out of bed, total disaster

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