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post #21 of Old 02-01-2011
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If a big (half your boat length or higher), steep, breaking wave hits you broadside or from the quarter, it really could care less whether the water next to your boat is slick or rough.
Possibly the sea anchor the Pardy's use would keep the boat in position relative to the waves. The slick produced would keep most waves from breaking through your windward portlights.
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