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Those are great shots, CC! I believe you when you cite the wind speeds...that looks like at least 35 knots constant in an enclosed body of water...the combo of "fat" whitecaps over very closely spaced waves is quite similar to Great Lakes "square" waves...the water wants to really roll, but there isn't enough fetch, so you get the "earthquake in a foot bath" effect. We only get "ocean" style rollers at the Toronto end if it blows like stink for two days from the east, which is only usually in October and November.
I think you need a slightly improved propane lashing, but it looks like you got a very good boat that has proven herself in pretty intense "maiden to you" conditions. Your son looks pretty casual at the helm there, but he also looks like a big boy who can handle being part of a classic boat dynasty. Nice stuff!