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Re: When is the wind speed too much?
O.P. here...with another question-It seems that with a given wind speed, a small body of water will have a totally different surface action than a larger area. Our lake (sailing area) is about 6 miles long from north to south, and about 3 miles from west to east. On days with the wind blowing steady at around 20 kts from south to north, the waves become big rollers with short, deep troughs between them. I'm not talking swells...waves, one after another and very close together. On a larger body of water, in these conditions, do the waves become farther apart, thus becoming what many refer to as swells?