Originally Posted by CaptainJeff
How does an anchored boat "cut in and out of the surge," as you say?
The context here is sleeping on a boat at anchor. Your litany of the merits of the Mac26 doesn't address this.
Perhaps you are confusing surge with swell, and are describing a boat underway. That would make your comments at least arguable, instead of non-sensical.
Arguable, non-sensical? That's funnier than a one armed wall paper hanger. No comments were necessary from you CaptainJeff. Nowhere was "cut in and out of the surge" said by me...nor was a Mac 26. To enlighten your misconceptions, the "context" of my post was about 18" draft VS 3' draft and the benefit of staying out of uncomfortable sea conditions...sailing or anchored. After multiple yrs cruising, liveaboard
and dodging hurricanes in Florida
, I have no confusion on the subject. 99% of the "surge
" in any Bahamian anchorage is directly caused by "swells
" wrapping their way in and bouncing boats around. With that said, your post is 100% inappropriate and inaccurate.
to rise and fall actively : TOSS
<a ship </I>surging
in heavy seas</I>></I> </I>
to rise and move in waves or billows : SWELL
to slip around a windlass
, capstan, or bitts -- used especially of a rope</I> </I>
to rise suddenly to an excessive or abnormal value <the stock market </I>surged
to a record
to move with a surge or in surges <felt the blood </I>surging
into his face </I>-- Harry Hervey</I>></I>
OH the horror of it all.