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Old 03-21-2005, 02:39 PM
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I am thinking that with less density, fresh water can get more sloppy than salt water. Additionally, I have wondered about the perceived impact ( given identical landings ) of a hull in fresh vs salt water.

Do they "feel" the same ?
I don't know. But you are more than welcome to come out this summer and try some fresh.
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Yeah, I think this has been beaten to death. Anyone who's been on the Great Lakes knows that they can be just as bad as the Ocean. I have been on Lake Erie several times in 10' waves. Once in 14' waves. I guarantee this summer I will be out there at least 3 times in seas over 8'.

But there's one think for sure, there's no such thing as a Tsunami on Lake Erie.
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those are 5 1/2 foot waves?
Sure are. The picture was taken from an eleveted perspective that is decieveing. I've taken pics. on some rough days that looked like that too. I think its cause the waves aren't rollers but short broken swells.
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Old 03-21-2005, 04:25 PM
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If that was the storm that blew thru about 5-6 years ago , I remember it well.
I was in Put-n-bay at the time. We heard there was a storm coming , saw the sky get dark, had just enough time to get the boats situated (inside "c" dock near the shore) and the next thing we knew all hell broke loose.
It reminded me of those "rescue 911" type shows were after something major happens everyone one just walks around in a daze. People just had this scared shocked look on thier faces. Watched a Bayliner cruiser get slammed against the wall tearing the side open. Saw a 50 Sea Ray get a hole punched into the side from landing on the poles, saw numerous boats with the cleats pulled out.
Then just as quick as it started it was gone. It was pretty scary.
I think we're talking about the same day. It was BAD. And, what's worse is that the Lake can turn ugly like that regularly. I've seen water freaky big out on the Lake on days that started perfectly calm.
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Im still wondering why all the PUSSIES were too scared to run their boats in the Eastside Poker Run

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Donzichicks friend didnt think it was rough the day she went to the ER for stiches either after the 2 hour trip across Erie in 8 and 9 footers



Yep! What kind of tool trailers his "BIG AZZ" boat to the lunchstop!
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Hate to say but Lake Superior is considered the most trecherous by mariners. Longest, biggest and by far the roughest. Oh yeah, coldest too. The others all get way nasty but lets not get carried away comparing big waves to the atlantic or pacific. Fair to say the great lakes have not seen 65 to 100 foot waves. The Edmund Fitzgerald went down in 35 foot waves on Superior and it dosen't get much rougher than that here.

Now I beleive we have the best waves and the trickiest for rough water running if only it would warm up. NK
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NK, \These were the waves rolling down the channel in South Haven a couplw weeks ago. Looks like fun
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This is looking at the beach under the snow somewhere
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Hey , we were there for that one too .... If you remember guys ... two days in a row like that ..... There were people real happy on the phone with their insurance guy ... and ones that were real sad ... on the phone with their insurance guy too !!!
I think we were all there, just remember "It NEVER rains in the Roundhouse"

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I think we were all there, just remember "It NEVER rains in the Roundhouse"

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Then how come my shoes are always wet when I leave there?
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