Hi there all!
I do apologize if this thread is in the wrong section, but I could not find anything on Agulhas Current when I used the search function and I do think that ocean currents are Safety and Concern areas.
Here is a Wikipedia link to the current that I am referring to:
Now....the thing is.....
Although this current is notorious for making ships, trawlers and yachts "disappear", I cannot seem to find lots of information on the subject concerning Trawler Yachts (cruising trawlers) and people with advice and "war stories".
I spoke to a couple of captains in Mossel Bay about this and they seem to give solid advice and when not to go out and and and.....but then I see those same captains going out in the same weather conditions that they told me NEVER to go out in.
So....my question is....
Do any of you have first hand experience of traveling either North or South or both directions in a trawler type yacht, cruiser, fishing vessel....?
What are the real things to watch out for?
Does the speed of the boat really get effected that much by this current when heading North?
Is it safer to rather go through the Agulhas Current into deeper seas and rather head North or South that way?
I also heard a tremendous amount of "Rouge Waves" stories in Agulhas Current.....?