Think you've finally helped me get things sorted out. Just read the web site you suggested (Australian Gov, Bur of Meteor Researh Cntr) and Table 4.1 seemed to make the most sense about what I've been trying to figure out.
20 hours of 10 kt winds produce 3 foot waves rated Moderate
25 hours of 20 kt winds produce 6 foot waves rated Very Rough
30 hours of 30 kt winds produce up to 24 foot waves rated High
Based on everyone's input, I think I'll limit my coastal passages to forecasts of sustained winds of 20 knots or less until I get more experience and the practical knowledge that many of you have. Thanks
Plenty time mon. If it takes a year, so be it. I have found out that the weather WILL dictate when Ya get there.
Last edited by tsingtao; 07-24-2007 at 10:52 PM.