OK Clyde types, here's a question for you.
How come the biggest chop around yesterday was in the section between Largs and Gt. Cumbrae?
We toddled up from Arran in the morning for the Sea Survival course at the watersports centre. E. helmed on the way up - nice easy 30 knot cruise. Until we got past Farland Point, when the chop started up. Come on guys, it's supposed to be sheltered in there!
Then coming home last night, me driving in the dark.
The wind had backed to the NE, and increased to F6 ish. We knew it was going to be bouncy, but we weren't expecting the boat to point up 30 degrees 50 metres outside the breakwater. Lovely. Oh well, we're out now, let's press on. Where's Largs Marina, just in case? Can't see it, but it's on the left somewhere. About 20 knots, just try to stay away from the edges... This time the wobbly stuff went almost as far as the S. of Wee Cumbrae, then mostly nice swelly waves until the N. channel into Lamlash. We covered the main part of the run across the Clyde at about 26-28 knots, then played "find the mooring" in the dark.
I didn't taste the pint in the PHT.