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Old 11-06-2020, 02:27 PM
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I'm not sure if this topic has ever been discussed before?

Windfinder is forecasting out of Miami 15' waves with a 9 Second period on Sunday, is that too much for me to go offshore?

Boat is a 17' Action Craft.

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Not too rough your boat is longer than the waves are high. You will be fine
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Not too rough your boat is longer than the waves are high. You will be fine
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I'd say gopro it but could you live stream it instead? We can have a poll here on how big the waves are in real time! (bring a tape measure too please)

Where's that pontoon guy? He should go with you as a buddy boat.
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Originally Posted by scout11 View Post
Not too rough your boat is longer than the waves are high. You will be fine
This in incorrect, to determine a safe boat length you add the wave height to the wave period and multiply by the average wind speed, that is the correct THT formulae. Haulover is one of the best inlets in SFL.
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Shoot out between the sets and you'll be fine once in deeper water. Going to Bimini? Heard the wahoo bite is on.
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Originally Posted by VTXrider View Post
I'm not sure if this topic has ever been discussed before?

Windfinder is forecasting out of Miami 15' waves with a 9 Second period on Sunday, is that too much for me to go offshore?

Boat is a 17' Action Craft.
No you will be fine as long as your vessel is a submarine.
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You should be fine, as long as you have 400 HP, and can skim along the top of the waves at 80 MPH. I a, posting the formula below, in case you want to double check my math.

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Originally Posted by THT MOD 14 View Post
This in incorrect, to determine a safe boat length you add the wave height to the wave period and multiply by the average wind speed, that is the correct THT formulae. Haulover is one of the best inlets in SFL.

I think I should be okay if I go out through Stiltsville?

Wave height 15
Period 9
wind speed 40
(15+9) * 40 = 960'
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Just make sure you have a safe word beforehand. If she says it, you're being too rough.
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That formula is way too complicated, you take the wave height, divide by your boat length, multiply by the length of your shoe laces (or shoe size if wearing crocs) add the number of motors on the boat, subtract the number of lifejackets, and then add the number of wrenches in your tool kit, that will give you a number that means jack shit.
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#radiocheck

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#PFD’s

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If it doesn't sound fun, it's too rough.
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In all seriousness, can't you just stay between the waves? It would be smooth as glass
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Just go real slow...
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15 footers in a 17 ft. boat. Sounds like a good idea.....How well does the boat roll?
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Is trying to catch a fish that important? It’s one thing getting stuck in deteriorating conditions. Intentionally going out in them is just foolish.
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Jeez.... don't you understand sarcasm?
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Its ok..I heard those Action Crafts eat 15' ers all day.
And their heavy too...
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A Freeman could run throttles pinned in that.

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