Now you're just backing away again. I quote you: "I know what 40 mph winds feel like. When the waves are 8 feet high (bottom of trough to wave top) and the tops are blowing off them......" And what does "I could have stated that I did check the wind speed with an anemometer, but I didn't." mean? You didn't state it?, or you didn't check it (with an anemometer)?. Anyway, get that anemometer--you WILL be amazed!