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Old 10-13-2010, 08:52 AM
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I got in a long arguement on THT 6-7 weeks ago about wave heights on some pictures I posted. (42 Tiger at speed, out of the water, clearing 2 boat lengths). I called them 3, occasional 4 and everyone there swore they were 1-2's. That first pic looks very similar to the pics I posted.
Someone did finally say that wave height should be measured by the average 2/3rd's of the waves and from "level" to the top of a wave and not bottom of trough to top of the wave (1/2 of the total height we seem to measure).
How do you know where LEVEL is ?
Shouldnt measurement be from the highest water that the boat can ride on to the lowest water the boat can ride on?

Never heard of 1/2 the distance.
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OK so 2 to3s?
Ran from Destins cut to PanamaCity and back on the gulf.

First pic was the water we ran in. What a ride . Lots of air time.

Its hard to react as fast on the sticks as the motors rev. (ros280s) HaHa.

Boat pic was taken earlier in the day from the beach. got alot rougher later in the day.

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The perspective may be misleading me, but the first pic looks like they might be at most 1'ers - meaning 2' from trough to crest.
Yes. 1's. Most people think 1/2's are 3/4's. REAL 4's are pretty big
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:06 AM
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To me they looked like 2-3'.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:08 AM
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How do you know where LEVEL is ?
Shouldnt measurement be from the highest water that the boat can ride on to the lowest water the boat can ride on?

Never heard of 1/2 the distance.
because the constant is always changing the calculation starts at half. meaning while looking at a beach with waves, the waves may come up 4 feet at crest and braking however when they go out they may go down 2 feet under normal level. there fore making the constant 2 ft above center
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I just wish I was there to see for my self
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because the constant is always changing the calculation starts at half. meaning while looking at a beach with waves, the waves may come up 4 feet at crest and braking however when they go out they may go down 2 feet under normal level. there fore making the constant 2 ft above center
But if I'm in rollers like in the pic and I am NOT launching the boat into the air and I fall 4 ft. into a hole where the boat rides next in the water, am I not in 4 ft. waves ?

Am I in 2 ft waves?
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A few more pics.



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We call that "Flat" on Lake Mich.
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Its a hard one to say especially from pics. we used to go out to glamis (Imperial sand dunes) youd take pics and look at them later and the place looked flat compared to how tall the razor backs really were.

Works the same in the waves they just look flat on camera.

I would call those pics 1 foot or less here in the bottom picture on LI sound!

But that could just be the camera flattening it out. We dont see the rollers you guys do down in FLA unless wereout in the atlantic then its a whole different story
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