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I hear ya Marty. The forecast that day was 15-20 building to 25, NOT FREAKING 62!
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I also just remembered, took me 4 yrs to put jack lines on my boat, and buy a safety tether! Most of us, generally speaking, are probably sailing in less than 15-20 knots of wind, generally speaking, reasonably protected waters. Some of the safety items are not always needed, like jack line, reefs depending upon you view of them being a safety or needed item for what ever reason.....

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where locally were you in less than 600' of water, much less only 400' of water?

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I hear ya Marty. The forecast that day was 15-20 building to 25, NOT FREAKING 62!
Is this the day you took Oh Joy home? I was out that day too, not too bad off of edmonds, but still was moving pretty good with a 110 and reefed main that day! I recall hitting 7 plus down wind.

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That's cool if you're not in 400' of water like we were...
Now if you practiced good seamanship you would have 1000' of chain on board and at least 4 anchors.

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According to the charts, that area is about 40' deep... anchoring would have been a pretty good option. If he had stopped before he got into the approach channel...there's plenty of areas he could have stopped at.

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15 feet deep? How do they get the commercial traffic in and out of the harbor? Does not make sense!


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15 feet deep? How do they get the commercial traffic in and out of the harbor? Does not make sense!
Soundings gotta be in fathoms on those charts.

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I was thinking fathoms too, but assuming SD went to the google/noaa online charts, at least my local area is in feet. then again, puget sound may be different than in the LA area, where fathoms would make more sense. I could not find the LA area scale etc to tell. Puget sound was listed as feet. I am not seeing a fathom vs feet listing on the google/noaa chart for the LA area.

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Good to hear from you, Hawg. I am doing OK. thanks for asking. And how is every thing with you?

by the way do you know what to use to put out a smokin' tranny!

A douche bag!


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Bubb—

Sorry, my bad.. that's 15 fathoms... the other chart, when I zoomed in a bit further was marked in feet, but the one I have the screen shot of is in FATHOMS. Still, quite a few spots only 40 feet deep or so... which would be manageable to anchor in. And the shallow water habitat to the west of the channel just inside the break water is all 15-20' deep.


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