Originally Posted by Alaskan Sea-Duction
Tell the rest of the story with that night shot of your GPA and the hugh stbd waves, in the middle of nowhere.
I'll look at my photos.
What I can say is that we encountered unexpected seas like I've never seen before.
Large ocean swells are one thing, but we ran into approx 8-10' pure wind driven waves. These waves had no back to them.
It hit all the sudden... Gale force winds and waves on our starboard beam.
Our only choice was to head in to the waves. When I say we took green water over the bow, I mean at one point my windshield wipers appeared to be under water. Since the waves had no back, we would just fall off of ones and bury the bow.
Two things happened that day.
First I decided that I'd make my next gulf crossing as fast as my boat could go, to avoid exposure.
Second was that my Bayliner earned allot of respect that day. I have over 5' bow freeboard and was happy my boat performed so well.
Btw, I was also happy I have spent so much time intentionally seeking out rough water as a skill building exercise. It paid off that day.