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Old 07-19-2012, 05:34 PM
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Premiers tonight on Discovery at 10 pm est.

You salties who think the Great Lakes are like a farm pond need to watch this.
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:47 PM
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History Channel not Discovery
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Yeah saw the preview gonna watch it, looked pretty rough.
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Thanks for the reminder that it was on tonight. I just auto tuned it to make sure I don't miss it.


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History Channel not Discovery
Yep. Sorry for the mistake.
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Premiers tonight on Discovery at 10 pm est.

You salties who think the Great Lakes are like a farm pond need to watch this.
6-8's 5 sec intervals. Have you noticed that everyone who has posted on this is from the area. No salties.
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Originally Posted by osudaddy View Post
Premiers tonight on Discovery at 10 pm est.

You salties who think the Great Lakes are like a farm pond need to watch this.
JC you beat me! I just saw that advertisement and thought I'd post it. Farm pond my a$$.
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
6-8's 5 sec intervals. Have you noticed that everyone who has posted on this is from the area. No salties.
I've been trying to post a comment here but the site kept rejecting my thread......I think I've got the game figured out? ...nope, maybe not.

Yeah, a 25' boat will sit on top of a 6 or 8' wave and fall off the crest and submarine into the face of the next wave.....no fun there!

Another Lake Erie/ Lake Ontario guy here.
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And the other lake which I boat on can be just as bad on a north or south wind!
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I was wondering if they would mention the Edmund Fitzgerald, and sure enough they did. Good show, many can appreciate how bad the weather can kick up on those great lakes.
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missed it, anywhere to download ?
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many can appreciate how bad the weather can kick up on those great lakes.
40 - 60' waves and larger are something to be very concerned with!
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I watched it, I was really surprised when they showed Oak Creek Power plant, it is 10 Min's from my home.
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I watched it too and missed part of the comment on the South shore of Lake Michigan, I believe? Graveyard of ships that sank due to the wind stacked waves?

Felt a bit sorry for the new first mate and his tug maneuvering abilities. He just gave up which can't be good for his career.
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It has been studied for some time that the Great Lake basin area is loaded with micro weather systems. Researcher are now connecting many of the shipping wrecks with the rapid moving weather. Being a salt water guy does not take away any respect for a body of water.
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Winds of November
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Winds of November
winds of July too! blowing 25 knots with gusts to 29 outta the NE right now. waves at buoy off Vermilion says 6.9 ft at 5.3 sec intervals. I usually take the wave height and multiply x 1.5 or 2 for actual height.
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. . . Yeah, a 25' boat will sit on top of a 6 or 8' wave and fall off the crest and submarine into the face of the next wave . . .
Had that happen to me once on Lake Erie. Only I was in a 22 ft boat. Taking the waves head on, I actually had to throttle back going down the back of the waves, and give it gas to make it up the face of the next wave. Came down the back of a wave and buried the bow into the face of the next wave. The water even went up and over the windshield. We had our life jackets on and all hatches were closed. One of the two scariest moments I've ever experienced boating.
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Originally Posted by hhi angler View Post
It has been studied for some time that the Great Lake basin area is loaded with micro weather systems. Researcher are now connecting many of the shipping wrecks with the rapid moving weather. Being a salt water guy does not take away any respect for a body of water.
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I've been in two such mirco blasts and have seen several others off in the distance. They generally last between 10 & 20 minutes, both of mine were about 12 to 15 minutes long. From bathtub calm water with clear blue skies to 8 - 12 footers with horizontal rains in seconds! As quick as they come, they go....blink and they are gone! Apparently they start between 75 - 100,000 feet up and just bore down pure hell. They generally are only a few hundred feet wide and outside that storm tunnel is calm weather.
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I was disappointed with the show. Too much drama, too little about the Great Lakes.
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