Mud Hen #69, Mad Hatter
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Upstate NY
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You beat me. I was going to suggest a tidal bore or river current of eight or ten knots.
I have a Pearson 31-2 with a rig and hull similar to a 80's era Tartan 31. Though neither is a true displacement hull at about 18 knots through the water, say being towed by a missile frigate, the suction on the hull would be so great and the wave trough established so deep either would be sucked below the deck line and submerge.
Charlie P. Mud Hen 17 #69 Mad Hatter
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