Steering down the face of a 30 foot wave - Page 3 - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 30 Old 07-21-2008
On the hard
 
CharlieCobra's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bellingham, WA.
Posts: 3,502
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 12
   
I noticed that video always seems to flatten out the waves as well.
CharlieCobra is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 30 Old 07-21-2008
Handsome devil
 
Stillraining's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: LaConner,Washington
Posts: 3,477
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
     
Position yourself 20 to 30' back from an 8' wall, sit in a chair and see how far up a tree or power pole your line of site is.

Last edited by Stillraining; 07-21-2008 at 09:28 PM.
Stillraining is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #23 of 30 Old 07-21-2008 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
JagsBch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 371
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
JagsBch is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #24 of 30 Old 07-21-2008
moderate?
 
camaraderie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,877
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 17
     
I'd estimate 12-15 feet.

No longer posting. Reach me by PM!
camaraderie is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #25 of 30 Old 07-21-2008
Handsome devil
 
Stillraining's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: LaConner,Washington
Posts: 3,477
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
     
Me to... and Id put thease at about the same with a closer period..

YouTube - Anita im Orkan
Stillraining is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #26 of 30 Old 07-22-2008
Senior Member
 
poopdeckpappy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 6,471
Thanks: 39
Thanked 43 Times in 37 Posts
Rep Power: 12
     
Grab your kids Radio flyer then go find your nearest concrete Flood control channel ( I would suggest the LA river ) drop in and see what happens when you either hit the flats or try cut across the face, that should give you a good idea of how a 40' ketch will surf a 30' wave

1955 Blanchard 51 Custom ( I got a woody )

1974 Ranger 33


Friends don't let friends do stupid things alone
poopdeckpappy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #27 of 30 Old 07-22-2008
Senior Member
 
arbarnhart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 761
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Interesting video technique to try to figure wave size:

YouTube - Wave height comparison - Heceta Lighthouse, Oregon

-Andy
Newport 17 - "Kohanna"
At sea Darwin's hypotheses is the final arbiter of right of way.
arbarnhart is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #28 of 30 Old 07-22-2008
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 15
         
Nice idea, but flawed. The waves would have to be at the same distance from the camera as the lighthouse was. Doesn't look like that is the case in the video.

Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #29 of 30 Old 07-22-2008
Senior Member
 
arbarnhart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 761
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Yeah, I know. It looks like he tried to stay about the same distance to be roughly accurate. I would be more concerned about the type than size of wave in some respects. A breaking wave doesn't have to be very big. When water is hitting the sides and top of your boat hard and fast, you can get in trouble easy. Steep waves can force one end or the other of your boat under.

-Andy
Newport 17 - "Kohanna"
At sea Darwin's hypotheses is the final arbiter of right of way.
arbarnhart is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #30 of 30 Old 07-22-2008
Senior Member
 
johnshasteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 652
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 14
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stillraining View Post
I agree, having been in what we thought were 18-20 foot seas last March (only to find out later from Coast Guard New Orleans that they were 28-30). Waves at the early part of the storm, even building at 20 feet almost block out the sun behind you, if you are down in the trough.

s/v Paloma, Bristol 29.9, #141
Slipped in Bahia Marina, easy access to Corpus Christi Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
johnshasteen is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Storm Tactics with a Heavy Boat Ilenart Seamanship & Navigation 161 04-15-2008 12:09 PM
Battening down for heavy weather sailaway21 Seamanship & Navigation 73 03-27-2007 03:37 AM
Wind, Waves, and Sailors Michael Carr Seamanship Articles 0 09-18-2003 08:00 PM
Checking the Wheel Steering System Will Keene Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 07-31-2002 08:00 PM
How to Steer in Waves Carol Cronin Racing Articles 0 06-10-2002 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome