Originally Posted by Steviebaby
Thanks for your replies. It was really the maximum sea states that I was after, I just use the wind speed as a starting point to gauge wether it's worth looking into the conditions any further.
I mainly launch within Chichester and Langstone harbours. I use the Chimet and Cambermet services to give me realtime info on what the conditions are beofre I make a passage plan.
As Roguewave suggested I'd be quite happy to go out with you. I spent 4 years going out of Chi after launching at Fishery Creek and quite often Langstone when i had my SR4 so I'm well used to Chi harbour entrance and Langstone. PM me if you want. I do 4 on 4 off shift work so can get quite a lot of sea time in.
If you can put up with those two harbour entrances you will be well capable of navigating anything the Solent might throw at you.