I don't mind getting a little wet, that kind of goes with the territory, Haka's are probably in my near future.
For some reason the waves were more extreme than usual, I don't mind 3-4ft rollers as long as there is some interval between them. But man alive this time it was like being in a blender (actually unusual for open water), and I would crest one then go under the next, and many of the waves were breaking even though I was in the 100 ft plus deep cruise ship channel. I swear I was completely underwater a couple times and started to get cold, like a dummy I didn't have my wet suit on (I'm sure the inside of the hull stayed warm (that's where the wetsuit was stowed LOL).
Everybody keeps telling us it's a little dangerous at the big opening to Tampa Bay, now I believe them.
My Honda motor went completely under a couple times and sputtered some but it kept going (the air intake must be designed to not fill with water somehow, I'm very impressed,...
Once my back heals, I'm sure I'll feel better about going out in rough seas and be back out pushing the boat again.
Even with all that I had a really fun time.
Great post Bob. I sure hope you get a gopro for Christmas, because we've been missing out on seeing some really good action.