I’m sorry I can’t help with any footage, but can testify to the amount of water that can come up over the bow.
I had a very Public stuffing once, and I’m not talking about any dodgy goings on in a car park whilst I should have been exercising my canine friend. (it gets worse, I'll Stop)
Getting ready to leave Yarmouth in October last year on one of the cruises, whilst everyone else was donning big jackets and drysuits etc, I’d said “I’ll be alright in my shorts and jacket” a summer Musto that’s more of a wind proof layer than anything.
Anyway, on the way back we hit that spot just on the western edge of Cowes entrance where it can pick up a bit, and in front of Andy Hightower, Pete 7, Avocet etc I went straight through a wave and took a wall of water up over the bow which was dumped directly on top of me. I was very wet, and soon got very cold.
The best stuff I ever witnessed was again on a Yarmouth cruise, but the year before when the weather was famously bad.
A few of us had made it round to Yarmouth from Pompey, but Nos had made it across from Lymington in his SR4 with his mate on board. Whilst mucking about outside the harbour entrance he performed what was a stuff, but could more accurately be described as a ‘submarine’ where I’m sure the whole boat was briefly submerged.
One funny memory was me and Pete following on behind picking his buoyant belongings out of the sea after they flowed over the transom with the water as he tried to empty the hull by giving it loads of welly. Lunchbox, flask, tacklebox, it was all left in a nice neat trail behind him.
A recording of that one would be great viewing.
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