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Old 12-31-2003, 12:13 PM
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Just a little follow-up to my previous post:

There are six footers and then there are six footers.

If you're talking six foot rollers in the ocean with 2-3 boat lengths between them, thats one thing. If you're talking aggressive close-cycle white-capped Great Lakes six footers, that's a whole different story.

I know I'm gonna take some heat from the ocean boys here but, nasty, close-cycle Great Lakes waves are as hard as concrete and they never line up nicely.

Plus, no matter if its ocean or lake, if the waves are aggressive there is always going to be that occasional 8 footer lurking out there. You might get dialed in on the sixes at 50 mph or better but you better hold on to a$$ when that sneaky 8 footer comes.
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Old 12-31-2003, 12:19 PM
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I'm with ya on the Great lakes. I challenge anybody who runs/lives in the Ocean to come and try out Lake Michigan with a 4-6 wave setup. They will be backing off the throttles and holding on !!!!
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Old 12-31-2003, 12:31 PM
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Rollers vs waves. Being from the Great Lakes, it always looks strange when I see a pic of a boat getting air and theres no white caps.
 
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Old 12-31-2003, 01:05 PM
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I agree, 6footers on lake Erie can be nasty. Certain spots like marblehead Bay point and the Put in Bay south channel its like a washing machine, You just can't hit em right.
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Old 12-31-2003, 01:19 PM
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Way under 100k. 80mph
An occasional 4' aint too bad....its those 12' holes on the other side that are the bytch.
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Old 12-31-2003, 01:35 PM
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Measured from the trough vs measured from the water level if there was no wave? A wave 6 feet higher than normal water level is a monster.
 
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Old 12-31-2003, 01:57 PM
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Originally posted by ThirdBird
Just a little follow-up to my previous post:

There are six footers and then there are six footers.

If you're talking six foot rollers in the ocean with 2-3 boat lengths between them, thats one thing. If you're talking aggressive close-cycle white-capped Great Lakes six footers, that's a whole different story.
I agree totally Thirdbird. You could substitute Chesapeake for Great Lakes in your last sentence. There is another thread running right now about this same subject. The six foot rollers on the oceanfront are the BEST! Man I cut my teeth on those things. We used to have contests to see who could catch the most air!! The good ole days......
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Old 12-31-2003, 08:14 PM
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There are six footers and then there are SIX footers. Even here in Florida, there is a big difference between 6 foot swells in the Atlantic compared to 6 footers in the gulf. I doubt many of our boats could even get on a plane in the choppy, close together six footers over here.
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Old 12-31-2003, 11:30 PM
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All my boats were under 100K and my women are under age also at times. But hey they showed me ID who knew it was fake!

When I tie up we are all doing 0 MPH
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Old 01-01-2004, 09:35 AM
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How about "Boats under $10,000"

That's where I'd fit in.

under $10,000 and running 76

yup Where the motor is worth more then the boat
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