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Old 14 June 2004, 13:53   #1
Country: USA
Town: Lopez, Washington
Boat name: Searider 4m
Make: Avon
Length: 4 M
Engine: 45 hp Honda 4 stroke
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"Force 4/5/6"?


i'ma newbie here, and was wondering what you are reffering to when you say "force 4" or 'force 5" weather. I know this is reffering to the roughness of the seas, but how many mph wind or how big of waves are in each "force"?


BTW: I was out in my searider (got the engine fixed) and there were 3-5 foot waves out there (they always seem bigger when your out there) and I have to say I was extremely impressed with my boat. It handled them with pride. Needless to say, it was a bumpy ride, felt like I was on a dirtbike or something (Up and down and over and under) but what a confidence booster, in myself and my boat!

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Old 14 June 2004, 13:55   #2
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Have a look here: The 'force' is the Beaufort Force (first column in the table in the link).


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