Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 30 June 2005, 06:25   #11
Member
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: St Peter Port
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: XS-Ribs
Length: 9m +
Engine: 2 x 225hp Optimax
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 375
Quote:
Originally Posted by danny
You mean like this ?

5 to 8 meter waves?

That looks like my last trip across the channel........6 hours of pure joy!

I normally guage the weather I can go out in by whether or not I can light a ciggy in the middle of it.......trouble is I've got that good that I can light a ciggy in anything!
__________________

__________________
Which part of "throw me the mooring line" didn't you understand!?
pettal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 June 2005, 06:52   #12
Member
 
Country: Netherlands
Town: friesland
Boat name: smokkelaer
Make: revenger
Length: 7m +
Engine: 225 Optimax
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 279
Quote:
Originally Posted by pettal
That looks like my last trip across the channel........6 hours of pure joy!

I normally guage the weather I can go out in by whether or not I can light a ciggy in the middle of it.......trouble is I've got that good that I can light a ciggy in anything!
I knew it was you there in the midlle

Beside the waves, do you have any idea what the wind on that picture can do with your boat?

Dan.
__________________

__________________
danny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 June 2005, 09:29   #13
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
Quote:
Originally Posted by boatster
When talking about wave heights the period of the waves makes all the difference no? I guess force 6 winds means really choppy and mega white caps. I have a hard time with the wind swells 4-6 sec period, not ground swells 10-18 sec periods. Or rather I have a hard time when the winds are up. I would assume for me that'd be force 4?

Of course the windier it gets it just means the slower I have to go really. But anything below 15 mph isn't really worth it.
You are right - the type of wave makes a huge difference. Breaking waves are so much harder to deal with than big gentle rollers - even if they are 20' high!!!

Of course a lot depends on the depth of the water under you - a 20' wave mid Atlantic is nothing - in a shallow bay a different story alotgether.
__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 June 2005, 11:41   #14
Member
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: St Peter Port
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: XS-Ribs
Length: 9m +
Engine: 2 x 225hp Optimax
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 375
Quote:
Originally Posted by danny
I knew it was you there in the midlle

Beside the waves, do you have any idea what the wind on that picture can do with your boat?

Dan.
Probably put my ciggy out again........god damn it!
__________________
Which part of "throw me the mooring line" didn't you understand!?
pettal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 June 2005, 11:50   #15
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: London
Boat name: Orca
Make: Humber Ocean Pro 6.3
Length: 5m +
Engine: Honda 150hp
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 155
Getting a bit of flak e'h

I am repeating what the captian of the Scillion stated - I had now idea of the wave sizes, after all I have zero experience.

But they were big and they were rollers - as in all I did was allow them to roll under me.
__________________
Rob Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 June 2005, 21:40   #16
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Fairbanks
Boat name: Bagel Blue
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 6m +
Engine: 150 Honda
MMSI: 007
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 119
Thanks for the opinions/experiences

Thanks, all. That is about what I expected to hear. Yes, rollers (long period) can be nearly any height; it is the short-period, choppy, white-caps snot that is tricky, for sure. I will start slowly and see what happens. If I can be comfy in 5-6' chop, that will be great, as some of the places I will be traveling in the fall are "notoriously bad"; at least that is what the tin-can operators tell me. RHIBs are rare here, so I will be pionerring a bit. Thanks again. j
__________________
Life is a grizzly experience.
Jklingel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 July 2005, 05:55   #17
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Los Angeles
Boat name: The Boot
Make: Avon SR4
Length: 4m +
Engine: 2000 Tohatsu 50
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 155
Hi Jklingel,

Where are you located in the US? I'm in Los Angeles. Where do you plan to take your rib out to?
boatster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 July 2005, 00:25   #18
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Fairbanks
Boat name: Bagel Blue
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 6m +
Engine: 150 Honda
MMSI: 007
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 119
Boatster

I PM'd you. j
__________________

__________________
Life is a grizzly experience.
Jklingel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:19.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.