Thread: Comfort vs fear
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:02 PM   #10
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RE: Comfort vs fear

In our 26-footer, I would not likely start off across the Dixon with winds forecast greater than 15 knots, or seas greater than 1 meter at the Central Dixon Entrance. Similar heading around Cape Caution.* In both cases if the wind were going to be opposed to tidal current I'd be especially reluctant.

I pick up guests often, and for their sake as well as mine I generally avoid weather much stronger than the above just about anywhere in SE Alaska.* Even when guests have only two weeks aboard, it's no fun being intimidated.* My dog doesn't like it either.


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