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Old 07-22-2018, 03:30 PM   #41
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Take a ride on a 60' sport fish running 25 knots in 4' seas. You will be amazed how smooth a ride it is as the boat is cutting though the upper part of the waves as opposed to bouncing up and pounding down on them.

I've done exactly that, actually. A few times. And also at 14 knots on my 56 Hatteras too. Of course it is smoother than slow trawler, or a smaller, lighter boat but a) it is not "skipping over the waves" and b) it still pounds as it hits steep head seas and blasts through them. Following seas, a different matter.

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Old 07-22-2018, 04:02 PM   #42
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This is fairly typical for Summer in our area. A big South can bring much larger swells, but they are long period.
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Old 07-22-2018, 09:19 PM   #43
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Damn. 5í waves at 14 seconds. Perfect for my old ass to surf on. Except for the cold water. 🤨
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Old 07-22-2018, 09:49 PM   #44
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We arrived at the dock on the Washington coast in April 2014 and saw the forecasts and felt like there was no way we'd actually be able to get out and enjoy as anxious as we were do do so. We saw 10' waves and were shocked when told it wasn't bad. We'd never been exposed to the west coast swells and it was all swell at 13 to 14 seconds so out we went the following morning and that was our indoctrination. There was virtually no wind wave.
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