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post #5 of Old 11-05-2012
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Re: Why Waves Look Bigger From a Boat

I cannot judge wave height because I always think I am chicken so I think that anything I am out in must be small. People ask me the wave height and I tell em am no judge of such.

When I sailed from West Palm to West End across the Gulf Stream on my 28' boat, the waves seemed "unreasonable" but I thought, "Oh, I'm just being a wimpy Gulf of Mexico Sailor" cuz the waves there are small. Two days later when I went back on the 525' long MV Discovery and the ship was rolling, I asked a crew member what he thought the wave height was, he said, "Not bad, it was worse two days ago......"
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