Gale and then some... so we're going right?

If you did not notice, a wicked low pressure moved in. Today we had winds above 50 and some gusts over 60. Patty went down to the beach after work. No boats appeared damaged. She also said the water was way flat. The real question is ... who's boat are we rigging? 50 KT winds, flat water, 50 F water temp, no rescue (except the coasties, who would be upset for us going out).

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...
...STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...
.REST OF TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 40 KT. MOSTLY CLEAR. WAVES
5 TO 8 FT.
.WEDNESDAY...SOUTHWEST GALES TO 45 KT INCREASING TO STORM FORCE
WINDS TO 50 KT. MOSTLY SUNNY. WAVES 5 TO 8 FT.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHWEST STORM FORCE WINDS TO 50 KT BECOMING
WEST TO 30 KT. MOSTLY CLOUDY. WAVES 4 TO 7 FT.
.THURSDAY...WEST WINDS TO 30 KT DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 KT. PARTLY
SUNNY. WAVES 4 TO 6 FT.

If you find a marine forecast from northern Lake Michigan the waves are 17-25 FT. I'm guessing in the open lake... but can you imagine? A 18 FT boat on a 20 FT fresh water wave (steep and short period for you salties).