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Old 12-10-2006, 01:41 PM
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5'-6' with two visible rods sitting in the holders...? Tell me those rods wouldnt have jumped out...
My guesstimate is 2'-3' with occasional 4's

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...18002847190532
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Old 12-10-2006, 01:52 PM
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I agree. Those aint no 6 footers. If they were really 6 footers, the rods wouldn't be the only thing jumping out.
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looks like 2-4's with an occasional 5....
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Old 12-10-2006, 03:30 PM
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2-3' seas, nah, I'd be more inclined to say 4-6'ers. Now I don't do the ocean thing so I have to ask, will 2-3'ers on the ocean crest and break? There's a fare bit of white cap action happening.

I would be strapping the rods in the rod holders that's for sure! What's holding them in?
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2-3's with an ocasional 4
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I don't think any of those waves approached 6 ft....that little boat would have been sticking up in the air at that speed on the face of 6 footer....water would also being coming over the bow at that slow speed and those gentlemen would be soaking wet. Looks like some 3 ft windblown chop with maybe a 4 footer every 5th or 6th wave.
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I don't think any of those waves approached 6 ft....that little boat would have been sticking up in the air at that speed on the face of 6 footer....water would also being coming over the bow at that slow speed and those gentlemen would be soaking wet. Looks like some 3 ft windblown chop with maybe a 4 footer every 5th or 6th wave.
Agree, six footer with that boat, and a dry camera? No.

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That is a close period 2'-3' sea. Maybe an occasional four, no more. That is the chop that everybody's 24 Hydrasport eats up at 40 knots.
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Aint no 6 footer. 2-3's at best. A 6 footer in that Triumph would have that piece of PVC pipe breaking apart. They would have to re pvc glue all the joints when they got back.

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3's can roll over and break on occasion usually a bigger wave though, especially if there is a wind against tide thing going on.

What I'm curious about, didn't these guys check the forecast for the day, weather does kick up unexpected sometimes but dodging 2 storms.
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2 footers maybe an occasional 3...if they were 4 foot plus the skyline would almost disapear...if they were six....you would see nothing but a wall of water while in the trough...
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2' + But.............it's their story we'll let them tell like they want too.
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2' + But.............it's their story we'll let them tell like they want too.

and the guy did refer to his speed in knots
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6 footers in that boat holding a camera looks like the end they hit a few 4's and were getting the $hit kicked outta them
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When I'm in the trough and the crest of the adjacent wave is at eye level, I call that 6'. I agree with everybody else, 2-3'+.
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2-3 and thats it!
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2-3 max, it looks like a typical crossing from Ventura Ca to the Channel Islands.
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While watching it, I have to remember to when I have been in bad weather here in Wyoming. I would just guess that those were 2' to 3' with a few bigger ones thrown in. I would have thought something out in front would have disappeared when dropping down the back of a wave into a 6'er trough. Didn't seem to happen. Didn't appear that the boat was cutting the waves very well, really was jolting those guys quite a bit.
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Here is a wave history on that day for a buoy a little north and east of where they say they are (by around 12nm if I had to guess):

http://www.wunderground.com/MAR/buoy.../27/44009.html
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2'- 3's with an ocasional 4'
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