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Not really.. wave form is a dead give away to the old salts.. you can also smell it! I've never tested this theory, but one cruiser reported a 50% increase in her solar panel output when "offshore" presumably due the the clean air.. possible?

You know, I have to 'think' llike that all day, I try not to do it at night, I know it was not technically accurate.
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I like the "more than 24 hours from shelter" definition. About 100 miles from the nearest port for most of us...though I suppose some deserted coastal areas would qualify under this definition.
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The New Jersey coast, while not deserted would probably qualify, since the harbors and ports along it are mostly impossible to enter in bad weather.
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I like the "more than 24 hours from shelter" definition. About 100 miles from the nearest port for most of us...though I suppose some deserted coastal areas would qualify under this definition.
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IMHO, anytime your ability to reach port in a timely fashion ,to avoid incoming weather, becomes questionable.
I like that definition, SA. I agree.

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Dawg...nah. Both AC and CapeMay are all weather inlets and Atlantic Highlands at the other end is also...it is less than 24 hours from anywhere between them. Anyway...the whole idea of the 24 hour "rule" is to let you get to an inlet before conditions deteriorate so even Manasquan would fit the bill. Nevertheless...offshore conditions are very easy to find off the Jersey Coast in bad weather AND it is probably the longest section of the East coast without a decent inlet.
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I like the "more than 24 hours from shelter" definition. About 100 miles from the nearest port for most of us...though I suppose some deserted coastal areas would qualify under this definition.
So if two boats are sailing along next to each other, CD- in his ugly slow Catalina and Chucky- in his sleek fast megamulti, it is possible that one of them is off-shore and the other is not????
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So if two boats are sailing along next to each other, CD- in his ugly slow Catalina and Chucky- in his sleek fast megamulti, it is possible that one of them is off-shore and the other is not????
Guess that would depend on what you consider to be off-shore.
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That is how I would see it...yup. Of course...you would never go that far with a Catalina and CD at the helm so it is a moot point.
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That must be how modern "coastal cruisers" get into trouble. They think, "as long as someones boat could maybe make it back to shore within 24hrs. it must still be coastal area."

BTW- Does that make the waves smaller too?
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