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I've motored across in flat calm, and had standing waves wash the deck on another day.... As mentioned, watch the weather and the tides, the tide can be sneaky, and if you don't pay attention when your track will be much different than your heading... lookout!
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)