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Re: [bolger] Re: Protected water

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  • Kenneth Grome
    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. ... Sincerely, Ken Grome
    Message 1 of 8 , Jul 24, 2008
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      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.

      :)

      Sincerely,
      Ken Grome
      Bagacay Boatworks
      www.bagacayboatworks.com






      > Then again I have been in areas where there is a long
      > 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.
      > Michael
      >
      > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, Kenneth Grome
      <bagacayboatworks@...> wrote:
      > > > 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
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