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Sunday's Usual Mayhem...

Post  News Hawk on Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:33 pm

Actually, not too bad. The cooler weather and rough waters kept the week-enders home—and me back at the dock.
Not as cool and rough as today however—and except for a few intrepid sailboats—which has suppressed boating activity.
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My dock is 1-foot above the lake level, as measured Friday. A wake left by one of Sunday's over-sized herd of cruisers had left its mark, so my question is this: was that the result of a one-foot wake or a two-foot wake?

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Re: Sunday's Usual Mayhem...

Post  sumrluvr on Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:55 pm

OMG!!! A dock got wet! A dock got wet!

What did the MP say after their investigation? Will there be an arrest???

The kids aren't safe! Call the camp directors! Get Winnfabs on this! Call your legislators!




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Re: Sunday's Usual Mayhem...

Post  Donzel on Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:00 pm

Man that looks like a tsunami hit your dock.


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Re: Sunday's Usual Mayhem...

Post  sumrluvr on Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:17 pm

Did you sound a warning siren and run for higher ground? If not what kind of safety advocate are you?

You may need to call the armycore of engineers to check the structural integrity of your dock.

What a POUNDING it took... Shocked 
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Re: Sunday's Usual Mayhem...

Post  Donzel on Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:48 pm

sumrluvr wrote:Did you sound a warning siren and run for higher ground? If not what kind of safety advocate are you?

You may need to call the armycore of engineers to check the structural integrity of your dock.

What a POUNDING it took... Shocked 

Yes his dock looks like it got a real pounding. I pray to God that everyone is all right and that Obama will classify this as a disaster. If he does he will get money from FEMA. The Red Cross will also help somehow.




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Re: Sunday's Usual Mayhem...

Post  WHL on Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:57 pm

Methinks u r getting picked on NH!!
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Re: Sunday's Usual Mayhem...

Post  News Hawk on Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:07 am

sumrluvr wrote:OMG!!! A dock got wet! A dock got wet!

What did the MP say after their investigation? Will there be an arrest???

The kids aren't safe! Call the camp directors! Get Winnfabs on this! Call your legislators!




Sweet Jesus! Don't you have anything better to do in life?affraid 

The lake is still relatively high, and that particular wake wasn't bad as they go. There are times when my dock is completely soaked overall. I asked for opinions of wave height—that's all.

Rolling Eyes

Mine is a question that lake boaters don't seem to agree on.

Arrow

Question, do you measure waves by crest (only) or crest + trough?



So, this should be simple: those "Safe" boaters—who discuss wave height all the time at FATP—is this a one-foot wave or a two-foot wave?

(Or don't you know—?—which is OK, 'cuz I don't know our "local" answers yet. Perhaps someone who boats on the ocean can give us (or learn for us) a specific answer.
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Re: Sunday's Usual Mayhem...

Post  WHL on Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:25 am

The water HAS been exceptionally high all summer. And I don't see it changing since we are due for more rain in the next few days.
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Re: Sunday's Usual Mayhem...

Post  sumrluvr on Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:54 am

Just a suggestion.... If you want to have a discussion about wave height perhaps you shouldn't start the topic with a title like: Sunday's Mayhem...
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Re: Sunday's Usual Mayhem...

Post  News Hawk on Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:09 am

sumrluvr wrote:Just a suggestion.... If you want to have a discussion about wave height perhaps you shouldn't start the topic with a title like: Sunday's Mayhem...

OK...I got Admin to change it...

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Re: Sunday's Usual Mayhem...

Post  sumrluvr on Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:18 am

Ever think of posing a simple topic that is to the point like: How to measure wave height.. You come off looking like an idiot thinking a wave that gets your dock wet is considered "mayham".
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Re: Sunday's Usual Mayhem...

Post  Donzel on Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:30 am

News Hawk wrote:
sumrluvr wrote:Just a suggestion.... If you want to have a discussion about wave height perhaps you shouldn't start the topic with a title like: Sunday's Mayhem...

OK...I got Admin to change it...

Wink 

Kinda late to back peddle ain't it?

FEMA is already on their way to assess the damage to you property.

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Post  News Hawk on Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:08 pm

sumrluvr wrote:Ever think of posing a simple topic that is to the point like: How to measure wave height.. You come off looking like an idiot thinking a wave that gets your dock wet is considered "mayham".

I thought it was a simple topic.

What's your landlubber's guess?

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Re: Sunday's Usual Mayhem...

Post  fshnski on Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:34 pm

I always thought it was crest + wave but someone told me I was wrong. I guess if you use the calm surface as your starting point then you would only measure the wave.
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Re: Sunday's Usual Mayhem...

Post  Donzel on Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:40 pm

News Hawk wrote:
sumrluvr wrote:Ever think of posing a simple topic that is to the point like: How to measure wave height.. You come off looking like an idiot thinking a wave that gets your dock wet is considered "mayham".

I thought it was a simple topic.

What's your landlubber's guess?

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My guess is that Sunday's are torture for you.
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Re: Sunday's Usual Mayhem...

Post  News Hawk on Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:07 am

Donzel wrote:My guess is that Sunday's are torture for you.
Although I risk getting my camera wet by getting swamped by oversized boats, weekends are a win-win for me. I take lots of photos of weekenders doing dumb things.

I can't say that weekends are boring, and still get out on the Lake before 11-AM, when the morning's favorable boating experience starts to unravel. Arrow 
 
"Torture" is waiting for self-described "Experienced-Boaters" coming up with one answer—out of  only two possible answers—when either answer could be acceptable.
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Post  News Hawk on Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:32 am

Another Sunday, another violation of "Safe Passage" (closer than it looks). Very nearly got swamped by his (mindless/forgotten) wake.
 
Evil or Very Mad 
 
Snapshot taken from my video—'best to downsize your screen (CTRL plus scroll wheel):
 
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Re: Sunday's Usual Mayhem...

Post  sumrluvr on Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:32 pm

Judging by the splash emitting from the side of your vessel you were going more than headway speed. Since he is coming from your starboard he has the right of way. So aren't you the one at fault for closing the distance to within the safe passage law? Also if it was such a hazard and you were in immediate danger of being "swamped" how did you suddenly have the time to get your camera and take a picture while continuing your "safe" velocity?

Or is this just another attempt to take a picture and try to make a type of boat you dislike out to be the dangerous one and try to further your agenda?

By the way: Could you please provide a definition as to why this boat would be classified as an Ocean Racer?
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Re: Sunday's Usual Mayhem...

Post  News Hawk on Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:53 pm

The video was taken from my sailboat.

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Re: Sunday's Usual Mayhem...

Post  sumrluvr on Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:57 pm

News Hawk wrote:The video was taken from my sailboat.

Arrow 
Well that answers the first part however you seemed to again skip over:

Also if it was such a hazard and you were in immediate danger of being "swamped" how did you suddenly have the time to get your camera and take a picture ?

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By the way: Could you please provide a definition as to why this boat would be classified as an Ocean Racer? (7th attempt requesting an answer) You continuously throw this word around, I would like for you to explain yourself. I believe the forum members and those visiting deserve it or they can conclude you are full of chit.
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Re: Sunday's Usual Mayhem...

Post  News Hawk on Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:26 am

sumrluvr wrote:
News Hawk wrote:The video was taken from my sailboat.

Arrow 
Well that answers the first part however you seemed to again skip over:

Also if it was such a hazard and you were in immediate danger of being "swamped" how did you suddenly have the time to get your camera and take a picture ?
The camera is kept handy, usually attached by its lanyard to my PFD. Funny, YouTube wouldn't accept the video because I was being jostled so much. The video shows sky, water, my PFD, and occasionally the subject boat. That's why I had to use the monitor to re-photograph the boat.
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