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Old 25 May 2017, 16:16   #1
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What would you call too windy?

Hopefully heading to the IOM next Friday for a day or 2. Just checking the weather, we have never tackled a journey like this before! I am fairly confident but not reckless, what would be the cut off point for you in a 6m Northcraft 100hp DT100 with 3 on board? I know it's a stupid question as everybody has their own comfort zone, just trying to gauge things! Thanks in advance, Tim.
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I don't know your waters,so my question is what does the wind do to the water?

Have a look at wind guru and see if you're unsure - if it flattens the sea down to a state you're happy with happy day, if not then don't go.
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Hopefully heading to the IOM next Friday for a day or 2. Just checking the weather, we have never tackled a journey like this before! I am fairly confident but not reckless, what would be the cut off point for you in a 6m Northcraft 100hp DT100 with 3 on board? I know it's a stupid question as everybody has their own comfort zone, just trying to gauge things! Thanks in advance, Tim.


Remember you have to get back too! It's not just about wind speed right now, direction, swell (duration of wind), tides etc all make a difference. I'd be looking for really good conditions for your first trip like that.
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I'll check wind guru, fingers crossed, been looking forward to this for months now....
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We did Douglas to Dublin a few years ago then all the way up the coast to islay over a few days we were watching an southern Irish weather app that had mid chanel weather Bouy information on it which gave real time weather conditions from offshore including wave height etc
Can't remember the name but of the app but I'd imagine a search of play store will find it
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Know how you feel. Wouldn't be the first time I've turned up to launch then ate my sandwiches in the car.

Study the weather a few days before and make the call. Better to always err on the side of caution. Indeed ask local fisherman or leisure boat owners if you're in the area before you launch.
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