Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maine Coast
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Re: Anchor Setting Woes
We got struck by lightning a few years ago and now I cower inside when its around.
I was amazed by how flat the water was, I am used to even short storms generating more of sea.
It does illustrate some of the difficulties comparing experiences.
This video was in much the same wind strength but the sea state is very different.
Sorry its not very good quality there is to much wind-borne spray to risk a good camera, but its only short.http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u...D58FC80F70.mp4
The wind was coming off the shore during the peak and my boat was only about 300-400 yards from shore. In the peak of the storm I estimate the waves at my boat to have increased from 0" to 1.5 + feet in a matter of about 1 minute.. That is a pretty good chop for 300-400 yards in that short of a duration....
-Maine Sail / CS-36T
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