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post #8 of Old 02-09-2012
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The weather here in Hawaii has been severe the last couple days. We have a swell from Alaska area causing 20 foot + seas and on top of that a 18 foot + wind swell. Rouge waves could be close to 40 feet and breaking. On top of that the waves are coming from different directions.

This type of conditions would strain almost any sailor. Even at the dock your boat is at risk. Been checking mine and others on the dock 2x a day. Yesterday a 40 foot fishing boat broke 1-1/2 dock line and was ready to bang the boat next to it- tied it off again. Also helped friend secure her 40 footer as two 1 inch dock lines had broken. This is all due to high winds and wave surge. I understand on Maui 3 boats have broken moorings and run aground, along with a commercial sailing catamaran whom lost engine going into channel.
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