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Old 13 August 2008, 11:04   #1
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whats the worst weather you been out in and lived to tell the tale?
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Old 13 August 2008, 11:10   #2
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I'm teaching a sail cruising course at the moment and we're currently sat on Hamble Harbour Masters pontoon doing some theory etc. We've been watching bramblemet, and whilst we felt a big gust, it didn't feel that big, honest!

Worst I've been out in were the storms earlier this year; took Old Spice out of Pompey harbour in a F11, which was pretty exciting.
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Old 13 August 2008, 11:32   #3
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worst weather?

generally every jan morning I have to get up and go to work in.. Oh wait you mean on the boat! I would guess a west/northwest blow on lake Erie
late in the season, waves were running 8 to maybe 12 feet and that was enough to make the ride home suck. It gets considerably
worse but I have never seen any reason to go out in it, generally it takes a couple of days of a good steady blow to get the lakes really roiled up and anyone with any common sense would stay off the lakes... Give me a nice calm summer's day...
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Old 13 August 2008, 11:37   #4
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Sat up here (my house is right on top of a hill) it certainly feels pretty damn windy and I have been wondering whether to go and tie the boat trailer down !
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Old 13 August 2008, 13:32   #5
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whats the worst weather you been out in and lived to tell the tale?
Bloody hell 1307kts??? Highest in Swansea was only 144kts a few years ago!!!
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Old 13 August 2008, 15:18   #6
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I'm teaching a sail cruising course at the moment and we're currently sat on Hamble Harbour Masters pontoon doing some theory etc. We've been watching bramblemet, and whilst we felt a big gust, it didn't feel that big, honest!

Worst I've been out in were the storms earlier this year; took Old Spice out of Pompey harbour in a F11, which was pretty exciting.
how'd you get out of the harbour? guess it was some kind of Northerly!

hope you can get out with your crew tomorrow. Friday looks a better day.
i'll give you a wave if i see you.
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how'd you get out of the harbour? guess it was some kind of Northerly!
Nope, was a South Westerly - getting out of the harbour was interesting, but 2 tons of Pac 22 with 200hp of Mermaids finest saw us out reasonably. Somebody on here took a photo of us, see this thread:


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hope you can get out with your crew tomorrow. Friday looks a better day.
i'll give you a wave if i see you.
Cheers, we made it out this evening - left Hamble at about 1800, did some skills and drills on Southampton water then headed over to Fawley power station to sit up the creek there and have dinner, before setting off about 2130 and heading for East Cowes, where we are currently lying.

Sea had calmed considerably, and whilst average wind speed was around 12kts, we got a couple of 30kt gusts which proved interesting. As you say, should die down tomorrow (today now I suppose) and Friday looks set to be pretty calm.

Please do wave if you see us - white hulled rag and stick Bavaria 36 called Kismet of Haslar.
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120 knots, St John's Newfoundland in Hurricaine Hannah 2003.
Conception Bay was blown flat, Boat handling was interesting.
Then 70 knots Wilson Promitary Australilia 2007.
That was interesting as well.
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Very interesting end to a diving holiday on a live aboard + little sib
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120 knots, St John's Newfoundland in Hurricaine Hannah 2003.
Conception Bay was blown flat, Boat handling was interesting.
Then 70 knots Wilson Promitary Australilia 2007.
That was interesting as well.
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No waves in 120kts - incredible - nothing suprises me though - some of the worst conditions I have seen were the opposite - no wind at all and massive waves!!!

Which felt safer in the open seas - Spirit of Cardiff or Lively Lady???
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