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Question for night wing, how far from the shoreline are these shipping lanes? Do you need a boat to get to them or can you paddle from shore? I look forward to your progress there.

Since I'm familiar with the Galveston Ship Channel, the ship channel is quite a few miles wide. At it's narrowest point, between Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula, it is 1.5 miles wide. You can read more about it at the link below and once on the page, there is a map which you can click on to enlarge the map to give you a better view to see what I'm talking about.

https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcg02

On the Bolivar Peninsula, at the ferry landing, there is old abandoned Fort Travis. One would have to take the "free" ferry ride over, from Galveston to the Bolivar Peninsula and once on the Peninsula, travel to 17th street and turn right. This street will take you down to the beach where the North Jetty is located. Turn left on the beach to Fort Travis, park your vehicle and then paddle the 1.5 miles back to the Galveston Island, wait for an outbound tanker and surf it's wave.

Then if you have the tanker info for inbound tanker traffic, catch a tanker's wave inbound and sup surf back to Fort Travis. This way a boat is not needed. Bottom line, it's doable.

When you say The Galveston Ship Channel, are you referring to the shipping lane from the Gulf to the Port of Houston?

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^ I had understood that.

My surprise was at an ex-ship captain not exhibiting keen interest in wind forecasts.

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Feel free to write SE or SW etc like any seasoned maritime officer.


Have it your way. I tried.   :)

 :o

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General Discussion / Re: 12 Towers Downwind Race Video
« on: February 27, 2017, 07:04:03 AM »
Titou is so smooth.

Is this race Jake's local waters?

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Basically if the wind direction changed from the southeast to southeast ...
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Like I said above. That's just the worst! I hate it when that happens.

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Random / Re: What a got damn shitshow. [warning politics]
« on: February 27, 2017, 04:18:44 AM »

His grip on reality is so poor that there is nothing visionary about it...more like hallucinatory...and that doesn;t create good presidents  precedents.

I am just glad it seems his security suit fitting team has tightened things up a bit...well except for throwing Bannon in there.... Best that guy isn't seen in a suit that fits.

^ fixed it for you


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^ click on "maps" then choose the "spots" tab

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Yes, as I said, it only has past and present wind conditions.

The present wind is in the circle and if you scroll down, you can get the wind speed and direction for the past week, month, or year.

Wouldn't it be more useful to know what the wind will be doing in the future so that you can decide when is the best time to go?

You must have something blocking it because it changes about every 20 second or there of time wise for me.

As for knowing about the future wind conditions. Sometimes the weather person gets the wind wrong. Like when he/she says it will be coming from the southeast when in actuality it is coming from the southeast.

Also, sometimes the weather person will forecast the wind speed from 5-10 mph, but there are times the wind speed is blowing from 12-17 mph with wind gusts to 20 mph. Since I live 90 miles from Galveston, I can check on my computer to see what the wind speed is at that moment when I normally leave for Galveston at 3:00 AM in the early morning. If the wind is blowing way too high, I don't waste the gas money and also the time to go down there and come back to my home.

Here's past (report tab), current and forecast for ya'all

https://www.windfinder.com/weatherforecast/crystal-beach_bolivar-peninsula

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Wouldn't it be more useful to know what the wind will be doing in the future so that you can decide when is the best time to go?
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As for knowing about the future wind conditions. Sometimes the weather person gets the wind wrong. Like when he/she says it will be coming from the southeast when in actuality it is coming from the southeast.
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^ Well by golly.....



^ forgot to point out

If the tanker will take a predictable turn the wake on the inside of the turn is the sweet spot. That the place to be. The wave can stay steep much longer.

That would be true if that would happen, but that will never happen in the Galveston Ship Channel. And the reason is below.

Any tanker/ship in the Galveston Ship Channel has to maintain it's designated lane and there is no turning in the ship channel once the tanker passes between the entrance to the  North and South jetties inbound. The same goes for passing the narrow distance (1.5 miles) separating Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula outbound. In other words, it's like a two lane highway and course deviations aren't allowed.

Lastly, the lanes in the ship channel have known water depths and every boat captain knows how much water depth there is between the bottom of the hull to the seabed in both high and low tides for any time of the year. If a boat captain; and I was one but now retired, veers off course for any reason in the Galveston Ship Channel, the tanker/ship can run aground and that is going to be a MAJOR problem since it would effectively shut down the port of Houston with no goods going outbound or inbound ship wise.

If that were to happen, then the Coast Guard would open up a Board of Inquiry and that is no fun for any boat captain. Besides the monetary damages, the boat captain will lose his/her license and effectively he/she will never pilot a boat (crew boat, tug, etc) or a ship (tanker/cruise liner, etc) again. It would be hard to ever get a captain's license again and even it the person could somehow get their license back, no maritime company would hire the person.

LOL,
I wasnít suggesting the ship turn where it isnít allowed to.

I was suggesting you go surf the inside of where the ship will/does turn.




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Random / Re: What a got damn shitshow. [warning politics]
« on: February 26, 2017, 05:44:05 PM »
^ c'est la vie

the world all over

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Random / Re: The road to 5G
« on: February 26, 2017, 05:29:13 PM »
^ Iím considering design option for software to be used in field offices in war zones and remote developing country locations.

The bottom line for current data transmissions of sat phones in use is what Iím given and need to design for. It can be as low as  500 Kbps and up to 1s latency. Possibly as high as you mention. And expensive. Hence why Iím interested in what will be available and when. If itís around the corner it may open options for very different solutions.

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^ forgot to point out

If the tanker will take a predictable turn the wake on the inside of the turn is the sweet spot. That the place to be. The wave can stay steep much longer.

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Random / Re: What a got damn shitshow. [warning politics]
« on: February 26, 2017, 04:41:36 PM »
Please taut it's not just a matter of disagreeing, they are doing everything they can to actively bring him down. They are no longer media they are activists....they deserve a good slap in the face. If you can't see that there is something seriously wrong with your perception....and judgement.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/26/media/new-york-times-editor-dean-baquet-subscriptions/




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Is there only one wave after a tanker?

I think it depends on the where you sup surf a wave in the Galveston Ship Channel. From watching some of the tanker surfind videos, it looks there is one wave, but I'm guessing there are secondary waves behind the first wave.
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There will be a bow wave and a stern wave unless the tanker is planning.

You will get a better wake where the tanker is accelerating rather than decelerating. I would presume outbound leaving the channel out to open sea. A loaded or empty ship makes a difference too. Heavy and fast is best. Some loads and speeds the wake is useless. Observe and figure it out.

The wake is steeper near the boat and, with distance, becomes progressively lower. Typically you want a longer narrower board for speed and glide to be able to work the wake far from the boat. As well as for the paddle out or in. Longer and narrower than the 10í6 you are thinking about Nighty night. More gun. A 14í surfy DW board is ideal. Or a foiler I imagine.

I donít have monster tankers to ride but I have trained my local boat captains well so they buzzme close and hit the gas. I catch them as close as I can. Real close without ever getting in their way. Coast Guard would NOT approve, but the Captains get as much a kick out of it as I do. It's a relationship well worth developing.

You can also look to surf the wake at spots where bottom contours abruptly become shallow. As usual.


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Downwind and Racing / Re: Board Suggestion
« on: February 26, 2017, 05:04:01 AM »
^ who still races 12'6?

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