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I love this stuff, testing your boat-handling skills against serious seas. I always loved to take my 23' cuddy cabin Sea Ox out after storms and hurricanes, for practice. The big following seas are the ones that frighten me. (h/t, Theo):
Yeah - well surely dramatic and stuff, but the Yeoman handling the wheel and engine throttle control isn't having much fun at all.
I will confess to intentionally running the East Passage of Narragansett Bay in a 32' center console (Contender) with six/eight foot rollers running straight in towards the bridge. That was a hoot. :>)