I'd rather be sailing
Say you're in 10ft of water and the waves are 3ft from trough to crest. Does this mean that generally you're in 8.5ft to 11.5ft of water? When there are waves I generally don't see our depth meter change much, even when the waves are 6-8ft. I know we cut through them some, but I would think that I would see some sort of depth change as we pass through them. I was very nervous the other day when we were in about 10ft of water and 42kts of wind and the fetch was picking up to about 4-5 feet, very steep. We draw 6ft. I've always been curious how exactly waves affect water depth.