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Old 11-03-2010
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Originally Posted by cmendoza View Post
All great Skipper E-J, but absolutely love this one... gorgeous!

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Yea I did too thanks for the compliment. I tried to get to South Haven, MI last week with the 50-60 knot wind/storm coming through, to take some good pictures of what they said were 12ft (3,6m) to 16ft (4,8m) waves hitting the beach. I couldn't make it and I knew my boat was securely tied fast so other priorities kept me from going.
These waves might not sound that high for an ocean but it is for Lake Michigan due to the very short wave length/interval. treacherous conditions, gales/storms like last week's one sank a 730ft (220m) in 1975 (the Edmund Fitzgerald from the song by Gordon Lightfoot) because it just broke in half and sank, as the hull wasn't supported by the water due to the short wave lengths.

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s/v “Sailmates” 1973 Irwin 32 Classic
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