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Old 10-13-2013, 01:58 PM   #1101
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If you know what you are doing you don't let teenagers jump over the side in 6-10' seas with the idea of boarding a drifting tender.
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Probably worded worse than it was. You can't always judge those situations unless there.
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:05 PM   #1102
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Who am I to call the guy an exaggerator?
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:27 PM   #1103
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Who am I to call the guy an exaggerator?
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:11 PM   #1104
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If we couldn't run in conditions like this every now and again, boating would be boring and around our waters we would sit and not move. If ya know what you're doing, it is all good.

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I agree. Exciting nights like that make the beautiful days so much more relaxing and earned.
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:15 PM   #1105
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I'm sure that Daddyo didn't start his trip with 6-10'ers. I've been in these situations on number of occasions where we start the day in 2-3'ers and the weather turns nasty baf far exceeding the forecast numbers.

I thought that towing the dink in the rough seas was a good idea. I wonder if using the line snubbers would be a wise approach.

I'm not going to judge having your kids jumping out to safe the dink as there are way too many variables involved that none of us behind the monitor and a keyboard are aware of.

As for my judgement call on the seas condition, looking at the weather and observing how the wind is blowing for almost a week in the same ENE direction with Small Craft advisory all week long, I simply postponed moving my boat from New England down to NJ. I'm waiting for the wind to shift at least for a day to stop the NE bound seas movement momentum.

Be safe out there.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:20 AM   #1106
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Who am I to call the guy an exaggerator?
Sorry Ben, I was not the one who suggested that the guy who let his kid jump overboard in 6-10' seas was making up the size of the waves. I take him at his word ... you can call him a liar if you like but I just call it really bad judgement, right up there with keeping the family onboard while anchoring in the path of a hurricane, or intentionally sailing into one.

More and more this sounds like a future Robin Walbridge, defended by those who don't know any better and probably on the road to killing someone.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:07 AM   #1107
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but I just call it really bad judgement, right up there with keeping the family onboard while anchoring in the path of a hurricane, or intentionally sailing into one.
I can't call it anything. I wasn't there.
I just enjoy reading the postings of the trip.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:28 AM   #1108
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RickB - I think you are blowing it out of proportion.

None of us know what the full story is. 6-10 foot waves can be fun, or just plain ugly depending how confused they are.

If done in a planned controlled matter with the right safety gear, I might let my kids do the same. Life jacket, lifeline, harness; the risks can be managed.

My teenagers surf in waves that size, in reefy areas, without any safety equipment or supervision. Yes, there is an element of risk.

But probably nothing compared to driving too fast without a seatbelt, like we all did when we were teenagers.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:39 AM   #1109
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RickB - I think you are blowing it out of proportion.
Time will tell.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:22 AM   #1110
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Time will tell.
6-9 off jersey today. Calming some later.

Last week it was running up to 16' in areas, gale force winds with small craft advisories along the new England coast.
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6-9 off jersey today. Calming some later.

Last week it was running up to 16' in areas, gale force winds with small craft advisories along the new England coast.
Last week it was also a full gale in Cabot straights (Gulf of St Lawrence) Seas up to 21'. I was trying to keep wheelhouse windows from being blown out (at clutch). Deck lights 22' above water were ripped from steel mounts.
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:40 PM   #1112
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Headed out again. Of course if that is OK with you Rick. My child is a 17yr old man. Sailing intentionally into a hurricane? What the hell are you talking about? If you want to take this off line I'm game.
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Sorry Ben, I was not the one who suggested that the guy who let his kid jump overboard in 6-10' seas was making up the size of the waves. I take him at his word ... you can call him a liar if you like but I just call it really bad judgement, right up there with keeping the family onboard while anchoring in the path of a hurricane, or intentionally sailing into one.

More and more this sounds like a future Robin Walbridge, defended by those who don't know any better and probably on the road to killing someone.
Your out of line
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:50 PM   #1114
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Guys!
Ease up!

Everyone has an opinion, state it and move on. No one is going to agree with everyone all the time.

Most folks here have great stuff to offer, listen, use some stuff, ignore some.

Life is too valuable, and way too short for silly stuff.

I have learned a lot from both of these seasoned sailors.

Let's all act decent to each other.

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Ease up!

Everyone has an opinion, state it and move on. No one is going to agree with everyone all the time.

Most folks here have great stuff to offer, listen, use some stuff, ignore some.

Life is too valuable, and way too short for silly stuff.

I have learned a lot from both of these seasoned sailors.

Let's all act decent to each other.

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So Daddyo, what's the draw to Deltaville? Winter in the water under a roof or staging for a trip south?

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Old 10-14-2013, 06:35 PM   #1117
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I'm hauling out for some much needed cosmetics. We might go the shrink wrap route or maybe a covered slip.

Picture is heading into the East River. Hope to get some great Manhattan at night pictures.


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Daddyo, thanks for taking time to do this thread. I for one will most likely never see the real view of the picture you just posted. That's a long way from my neck of the woods. Keep em' coming.
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If you know what you are doing you don't let teenagers jump over the side in 6-10' seas with the idea of boarding a drifting tender.
Couldn't agree more! I don't see anything "macho" about a 17 year old going over the side to secure a dinghy. BTW, I was a helicopter rescue crewman in 1961-1963 and we never even practiced in those conditions.
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