Haulover inlet-how would Pocketship perform in choppy curren

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Haulover inlet-how would Pocketship perform in choppy curren

Postby craig on Sun Nov 12, 2023 1:09 pm

Hi all,

This question is for better seamen than myself. My son and I love watching the videos of speedboats going through Haulover inlet (& etc) on Youtube, with thankfully few accidents but plenty of people going too fast, no life jackets, etc. For example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH3nsTqdAd8

There are precious few videos of slow displacement boats in these conditions. Since I will never be attempting this myself with my life on the line..... I can't rely on practical experience here. How would Pocketship perform under these conditions (assuming the current wasn't fast enough to prevent you from making headway)?
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Re: Haulover inlet-how would Pocketship perform in choppy curren

Postby [email protected] on Wed Nov 15, 2023 12:00 pm

craig wrote:Hi all,

This question is for better seamen than myself. My son and I love watching the videos of speedboats going through Haulover inlet (& etc) on Youtube, with thankfully few accidents but plenty of people going too fast, no life jackets, etc. For example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH3nsTqdAd8


Those Youtube videos are taken when the conditions are especially bad. Look at this video, which shows much smoother conditions:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak6MufXzXTI&t=17623s
I bet most of the time the wakes of big boats will bother you more than the actual surf. The Pocketship is pretty high and dry and can't swamp like a lot of those power boats,
but really choppy conditions might keep an outboard motor from working well, and I don't think sailing through a crowded channel is a good idea.

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Re: Haulover inlet-how would Pocketship perform in choppy curren

Postby craig on Fri Nov 17, 2023 7:42 am

Good points, Doug. Thanks. Not that I will ever put them to the test :) I'm exclusively a lake sailor myself.
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Re: Haulover inlet-how would Pocketship perform in choppy curren

Postby Creekboater on Fri Nov 17, 2023 11:15 am

Just please video it if you do!
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