Originally Posted by Barquito
Hindsight is 20/20. Probably if they actually understood what the conditions where on the bar, they would have been willing to wait for days on the open ocean. I would imagine most boaters figure there will be a few minutes of excitement, then they will be home...
So then, how do you differentiate between what looks like it might be a wild ride, and something that is really dangerous?
Well, there's this often under-appreciated thing known as 'Experience'
, that can often help one make such a decision.... (grin)
However, in this particular case, the fact that the bar had been closed by the port captain or coast guard, should have provided a pretty strong 'hint'...
It's been repeated here, and elsewhere, many times over - but it remains the most succinct and clear way of putting it:
"When is doubt, stay out..."