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Old 09 June 2006, 11:19   #1
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Huge Waves

Eastern MA had a small craft advisory out yesterday, Im not sure if its illegal or just a suggestion not to go out but being a smart guy my friend and I strapped on our life jackets and went out in my 5.85 RIBcraft with the 115 Honda on the back. It performed flawlessly. Waves were 6-8ft, some breaking, but with a 8 second period i think so it wasnt THAT bad, still by far the worst condiitons ive been in. Rain was pounding our faces like hail. We had the VHF on and i heard one person say 1111 calling all mariners and coast guard, not sure what that means but then a longitude and latitude was yelled from someone else, I thought i should go find and try to help this person but i have no GPS.
Just wanted to say that RIBCRAFTs are real nice boats even with the heavy honda it kind of kept us in the water rather then flying out. No water from the ocean got in the boat either.
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Old 09 June 2006, 11:46   #2
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No water from the ocean got in the boat either.

With 6 to 8ft waves I doubt it !!!
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Old 09 June 2006, 11:48   #3
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Old 09 June 2006, 12:05   #4
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Eastern MA had a small craft advisory out yesterday, Im not sure if its illegal or just a suggestion not to go out but being a smart guy my friend and I strapped on our life jackets and went out in my 5.85 RIBcraft with the 115 Honda on the back. It performed flawlessly. Waves were 6-8ft, some breaking, but with a 8 second period i think so it wasnt THAT bad, still by far the worst condiitons ive been in. Rain was pounding our faces like hail. We had the VHF on and i heard one person say 1111 calling all mariners and coast guard, not sure what that means but then a longitude and latitude was yelled from someone else, I thought i should go find and try to help this person but i have no GPS.
Just wanted to say that RIBCRAFTs are real nice boats even with the heavy honda it kind of kept us in the water rather then flying out. No water from the ocean got in the boat either.


So whats this 1111 thing all about then ?
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Old 09 June 2006, 12:11   #5
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No water from the ocean got in the boat either.

With 6 to 8ft waves I doubt it !!!

I promise you, we have Bouys that you can read online, said 6-8 ft wave height wave period 7 or 8 note sure which one

No idea what 111 thing is hah
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