Re: [bolger] Re: Protected water
- Actually I was thinking of really shallow water, like 1-2
feet ... but you're right, it is a good discussion -- it
makes people think.
> Then again I have been in areas where there is a long<bagacayboatworks@...> wrote:
> fetch over shallow water resulting in short waves with a
> short period. Say 3 feet tall (but that was from mean
> water so they were 6' from peak to trough) perhaps 10
> feet apart. Conditions were exciting in my C-22, so,
> shallow water can pose a problem, too. I spoke with
> someone that had the keel of their 40' hit in the same
> area in worse conditions. It was 15 to 20' deep in that
> area of Pamlico sound. Seems to me the statement about
> being able to run and hide is perhaps one of the most
> valid points of what makes water protected. This is an
> interesting topic.
> --- In email@example.com, Kenneth Grome
> > > Certainly, limited fetch (and therefore limited wave
> > > size) is the main quality of protected waters.
> > Limiting fetch is one way to limit wave size. Another
> > is "shallow water" where waves cannot get too big
> > regardless of how much fetch there is.
> > Sincerely,
> > Ken Grome
> > Bagacay Boatworks
> > www.bagacayboatworks.com