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  1. #28806
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    Well told Greg. 25 or 30 metres doesn't sound unrealistic. My 12 metre waves were as reported by the BOM of the bottom of Yorke Peninsula somewhere there they have a wave measurer, and that's where I was, on the way around to Port Lincoln. Sailing back home a couple of weeks later we also had big waves although they were huge, slow gentle things, the aftermath of another storm going through. At the time we had only light wind and at one point sailing was almost impossible as the wind backed 180 degrees every time a wave came past, sucking the air behind it.

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    I think I'll put a jumper on and have a cup of tea after reading that.

    Rick

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    PS - in that race 66 of 104 starters retired from the race - we retired on 29 Dec and were told by the race officials in Hobart that we were the third last vessel to retire after one of our mast stays parted and couldn't be repaired sufficiently to keep racing.
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    Interesting article on waves and wave science here:

    http://www.stormsurf.com/page2/tutor...vebasics.shtml

    I wouldn't be surprised if you were encountering the odd 80' wave in the middle of a storm as waves temporarily combined, but that the majority would be a bit smaller with a shorter period.

    Scary chit at any rate!!
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    By far the scariest thing about those waves is that they have no backs to them, when you go over them you look into the abyss and just drop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Well told Greg. 25 or 30 metres doesn't sound unrealistic. My 12 metre waves were as reported by the BOM of the bottom of Yorke Peninsula somewhere there they have a wave measurer, and that's where I was, on the way around to Port Lincoln. Sailing back home a couple of weeks later we also had big waves although they were huge, slow gentle things, the aftermath of another storm going through. At the time we had only light wind and at one point sailing was almost impossible as the wind backed 180 degrees every time a wave came past, sucking the air behind it.
    In order not to erode my confidence nor my angst levels I will pretend the wave heights are in feet. "Saved "

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Gary, why don't you start a business making gear bags for boats? Make them out of old sail cloth and webbing and a big, chunky plastic zipper. Decent ones cost way too much. If you could sell them for around $50 I reckon you could do quite well.

    You wouldn't even need zippers. Just a flap with a couple of bits of Velcro would be enough.

    I could give you some design ideas if you're interested and I'd buy a couple. It'd just be two loops of webbing, a round or square panel at each end, and a panel to form the rest of the bag, including the flap. Some trim perhaps around the opening and flap.

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    Please do Rick I'd appreciate it.
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    You'd have to be pretty unlucky to experience those conditions cruising to Hobart, Tom. The weather info we get now is great and you can pick your window. Prepare for the worst but it's very unlikely you'd be caught out now. Also, you wouldn't take the race route where the tidal over fall from Bass Strait causes such diabolical conditions in the Tasman and on the western side of the Strait, unless the conditions were very benign.

    Of course, there are people who ignore the weather in the Tasman - like the 'skipper' of the Nina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    Please do Rick I'd appreciate it.
    I will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooden Boat Fittings View Post
    And I can market them for you if you like, too.
    Let's wait and see if the quality of my sewing is good enough. I find it's fine for me because I don't expect perfection in my work. I'll make a couple and see what people think...Rick can be the critical eye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    Interesting article on waves and wave science here:

    http://www.stormsurf.com/page2/tutor...vebasics.shtml

    I wouldn't be surprised if you were encountering the odd 80' wave in the middle of a storm as waves temporarily combined, but that the majority would be a bit smaller with a shorter period.

    Scary chit at any rate!!
    Tweed Heads wave rider buoy recorded one two feet taller than WB mast last night, almost double the swell size. There now I managed to stay in feet.

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    I love this footage of Brindabella in the '98 Hobart

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GvkWjQYzuCM

    Rick

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    Uki rain gauge recorded 326mm in the last 48 hours. My nieghbours have got their kids kayaking down the our creek. Two days ago you could have walked down it bare foot and not gotten wet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Tweed Heads wave rider buoy recorded one two feet taller than WB mast last night, almost double the swell size. There now I managed to stay in feet.
    Bloody hell!
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    Quote Originally Posted by auscruisertom View Post
    Tweed Heads wave rider buoy recorded one two feet taller than WB mast last night, almost double the swell size. There now I managed to stay in feet.
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    What happened there ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post


    What happened there ?
    They pulled the plug out.

    Rick

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    A change of direction from 120* to 180* ? Just one set ?
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    Think I'll have another cup of tea.

    Rick

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    What do you think of the hatch garage on those K6 Kosters Rick?
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    Coff Harbour Marina overnight (courtesy James McGinty) --

    https://www.facebook.com/james.mcgin...7245786317576/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Gibbs View Post
    What do you think of the hatch garage on those K6 Kosters Rick?
    Nice. I think perhaps only the first one has a garage and I don't think the one sailing has one. The curved splashguards are nice.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooden Boat Fittings View Post
    Coff Harbour Marina overnight (courtesy James McGinty) --

    https://www.facebook.com/james.mcgin...7245786317576/
    Yikes!

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    Its flat as here.

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    Scheduled to leave via the Pacific highway on wednesday early but the route may not be possible. We'll sit tight and watch developments.
    Heavy rain forecast but so far just warm drizzle and little wind.

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    Bloody hell!

    We've had a slow and steady 4˝" inches here now, and no wind to speak of. Great for the garden.
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    We just flew into Sydney from Hobart. After a 4 hour delay because of the chaos at Sydney end of the flight.
    Incredibly bumpy descent into Sydney, very violent movement from Canberra but the pilot still managed a near perfect landing
    At home bits of tree everywhere, pool must have overflowed yesterday or earlier and is also full of foliage. And a very nasty colour too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooden Boat Fittings View Post
    Bloody hell!

    We've had a slow and steady 4˝" inches here now, and no wind to speak of. Great for the garden.
    8'' to go to equal our total!
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    Blowing it's tits off here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooden Boat Fittings View Post
    Coff Harbour Marina overnight (courtesy James McGinty) --

    https://www.facebook.com/james.mcgin...7245786317576/
    That's awful, James! Hope nobody got hurt. Our daughter sent pics of the half meter of water in her basement well up on high ground west of Coffs.

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    Possibly helping to take a yacht north to Moreton Bay tomorrow. I don't like to look of the weather, though it's supposed to be light winds and sunny tomorrow.
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    It's still going to b very lumpy outside Gary!
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    You would think so but the swell seems to have dropped very quickly. In April last year we had huge waves in the storm but the swell didn't last more than a day or two on our coast.

    Tweed Bar actually looks pretty benign this morning although I'd watch it for a long time before crossing today!

    Rick

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    Looks like we'll change to a trip up the Newell, Oxley and New England. Not my favourite road, it has a bad rep. Have to cancel some bookings and make some more I think.

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