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Old 06-11-2005, 04:27 PM
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What kind of boat?

Wondered if you would make it back?

I was in 4-5'ers in a 26' Nova ...

..."everyday" Apache' conditions see below...
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Consistent 10-20's with chains of 4-5 30 footers in a row thrown in on Lake Erie (National Weather Service said 7-10's) in a Formula 311. Nothing like 1300 H.P. getting pushed backwards like a cork!

Yes, I was filling my drawers and wondering if I would make it home. Felt the distinct presence of my grandfather who was a commercial fisherman on Western Lake Erie (he passed away when I was 4).

I never get seasick, but I had a hard time eating dinner later that night ... everytime I would lean forward to take a bite, the whole resturaunt would tilt violently.

Had to go through the boat and retighten every screw and bolt.

Read this somewhere a couple days later ...

"When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you" Isaiah 43:2

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I was in true 8'-10' seas coming back from Islamorada this winterin my Tiger. It started out as 3-5's then 4-6' then once we started seeing Miami the waves and wind lined up and they got big in a hurry. I was able to maintain about 50-55 mph w/o flying the boat or stuffing it due to the spread of the waves and going with them as oppossed to against them. Its not the kind of boating I enjoy. All my aspirations of ever wanting to race offshore left my mind on that day.
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We were going out the Ocean City inlet a few years ago in a 38 Scarab. As we came off one wave the bow was touching the next. As we looked over the bow one last time we seen a tuna tower, when we pulled off and sunk into the bottom of the wave... it was a Forty Post with a tuna tower on it. Its amazing to see the props turn on one of those while it's moving. We guess that the waves were around 15-20'. Needless to say, we turned around and came back in!!!!

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My worst day.....
When i had my Top Gun and it was flat out !!!
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Solid 8-10's on Lake Michigan. The boat was a 31' Tiara 3100 Open. The boat handled it with no problem, but I was not liking the situation. The worst part was trying to turn around and having a 10 footer with the top three feet a frothy white cap catch you broadside!! It was a wild ride even at 15 - 20 MPH!!
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small craft advisory 10 -12 footers va beach on a waveblaster jet ski,:
Oh , you said worst! that was my best day, nearly broke the ski in half had to have it towed in was nothing but the nose sticking out of the water when i got it back to the ramp,but had a grin from ear to ear,spent all winter reglassing it.
not sure if i would do it in a boat :
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I was in real 6-8ft in my 13 whaler. May not have been the bigest I was ever in, but the scariest... boy was I a dumb 15 yr old. Had to follow a tug back into the inlet.
The water just didn't seem so bad heading w/ the waves, but once I turned around.
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4-5's on Lake Erie in a 22' Baja ..... Actually, it was my first ever boat ride and I was havin a blast ..... I dont think the driver was havin as much fun
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I was in true 8'-10' seas coming back from Islamorada this winterin my Tiger. It started out as 3-5's then 4-6' then once we started seeing Miami the waves and wind lined up and they got big in a hurry. I was able to maintain about 50-55 mph w/o flying the boat or stuffing it due to the spread of the waves and going with them as oppossed to against them. Its not the kind of boating I enjoy. All my aspirations of ever wanting to race offshore left my mind on that day.
A Tiger can do 55 mph in 8-10' seas?...where do I get one?
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