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Old 04-11-2012, 20:04   #16
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Re: 35 Foot Seas up in Alaska right now

Where are you located on the strait?

That weather buoy must be on a shallow bank as all the others around it show much less wave height.
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Re: 35 Foot Seas up in Alaska right now

Presently Queen Charlotte Village. My charts show it as a deep water buoy.
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Re: 35 Foot Seas up in Alaska right now

Yes, you are right. Funny how the waves in that one area show so much higher than the other buoys. Of course they are quite a distance apart. I looked like the higher wiinds were just at the bottom of Haida Guaii and the buoy there showed significantly lower wave heights.

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Re: 35 Foot Seas up in Alaska right now

How are you all fairing up there Astrid. I see winds of 45 kn off the south end of Haida Guaii but seas are only (ONLY) 19 ft...
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Re: 35 Foot Seas up in Alaska right now

Getting along well enough. Winds have moderated here between Moresby and Graham Islands--we are fairly well sheltered here and the wind usually dies down at night around here anyways. It is supposed to increase again tomorrow out in Hecate Strait and we are in for more rain. All in all, not too bad for coming into winter soon.
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Re: 35 Foot Seas up in Alaska right now

Astrid, do you have a blog or a website? I am getting a 41-foot steel cutter ready for passagemaking and a five-year trip. I find "steel boats gamming" to be helpful to me in terms of what works and what doesn't.

Speaking of which, I assume you've read "The Warm, Dry Boat"...it was written by a B.C steel boat guy.
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Re: 35 Foot Seas up in Alaska right now

The Warm, Dry Boat--is that the one by McAfee? If so, I have read it. I don't have, at the moment, a currently up-dated blog, though I am thinking of starting one back up again this winter.
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Yep. Roger McAfee writes like Ferenc Mate: no nonsense with a dash of sarcasm. Must be a West Coast thing, but it suits me as does the good advice and clear reasoning (don't heat with propane...)

OK, well, if you restart a blog, I will happily read it as you are ahead of my gameplan, which is to launch off the hard next May and do it in a moving, non-sinking cutter.
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