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Pilot Boats In Giant Waves
http://zanylol.com/waves.html ^

Posted on 01/26/2013 11:18:56 AM PST by navysealdad

Two Interceptor pilot boats in a big storm with 10m (33ft) breaking seas off Roches Point, Cork, Ireland

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1 posted on 01/26/2013 11:19:05 AM PST by navysealdad
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To: navysealdad

I had already watched this one...amazing.

I have had to navigate similar waters off the coast of Washington in my 60 foot Ocean....pretty scary stuff...


2 posted on 01/26/2013 11:23:17 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: navysealdad

Yikes! I need a barf bag just watching that.


3 posted on 01/26/2013 11:25:55 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: illiac
I have had to navigate similar waters off the coast of Washington in my 60 foot Ocean....pretty scary stuff...

I was thinking the same thing.

Fishing off the Columbia River bar near Ilwaco WA. Biggest waves I had ever experienced. Everyone got sick except the boat crew.

4 posted on 01/26/2013 11:29:14 AM PST by cicero2k
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To: navysealdad

Cowabunga. Boat surfing. Who was the blooming idiot lashed to the bow railing taking photos?


5 posted on 01/26/2013 11:33:34 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: navysealdad
Cool video - I wanted to see what happened to that guy sitting on the prow at the end, though.

I was surfing early this week in 6-8' when a couple of ten footers rolled in. Their power still scares the h*ll out of me - awesome.

6 posted on 01/26/2013 11:38:40 AM PST by skeeter
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To: navysealdad

The sea was angry that day, my friends.


7 posted on 01/26/2013 11:41:26 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (Ocean Prey.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Like an old man sending soup back at a deli.


8 posted on 01/26/2013 11:43:21 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: cicero2k
You guys are nuts. That North Pacific is famous even to us landlubbers as really dangerous.
9 posted on 01/26/2013 11:44:18 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: navysealdad

Bump


10 posted on 01/26/2013 11:45:33 AM PST by conservcalgal (Dear Lord, please bless our nation and those who have stepped up to serve our nation with honor.....)
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To: hinckley buzzard

This looks like a scene from “The Perfect Storm.”


11 posted on 01/26/2013 11:49:52 AM PST by Ax
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To: navysealdad

I was once in a Jon boat on a lake in Kansas when a thunderstorm quickly blew up. That is what the lake looked like from my vantage point. I would be in troughs where I couldn’t see the land which was just a few hundred feet away. And no this wasn’t the boating incident where I lost all my guns.


12 posted on 01/26/2013 11:51:52 AM PST by Starstruck (If I were a communist, socialist or fascist, l I would be for gun control.)
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To: navysealdad

No biggie for a Coastie on a 44


13 posted on 01/26/2013 12:00:47 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: illiac

I was once in a horrible windstorm in the Straits of Juan de Fuca in a 40’ Tollycraft. The Coast Guard was very busy rescuing people that Labor Day weekend and I heard not everyone made it. We finally got back to Vancouver Island and hid in a cove until it blew over. Very scary!

The only ones that seemed to be ok were the sailboats.


14 posted on 01/26/2013 12:16:12 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Aria

Juan de Fuca can blow up in a second.

I used to watch weather very carefully before even getting close to it.

A 40’ Tolly would be interesting, but at least you had one of the best built boats for the conditions...


15 posted on 01/26/2013 12:19:56 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: t1b8zs

This landlubber enjoyed watching it, but the music almost became like a JAWS revisited!

OUTSTANDING footage.


16 posted on 01/26/2013 12:20:57 PM PST by 3D-JOY (If there were no United States Armed Forces there would be no United States of America)
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To: navysealdad

That storm sure looks like a Cork soaker.


17 posted on 01/26/2013 12:21:05 PM PST by Last of the Mohicans
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To: illiac

An Ocean is a pretty nice boat as I recall

You must have a good time in the islands - which I’ve always thought are pure heaven.


18 posted on 01/26/2013 12:30:27 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: navysealdad

Some serious water and seriously great captains.


19 posted on 01/26/2013 12:31:26 PM PST by Toespi
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To: navysealdad

I like the ad for new and used boats for sale on the bottom.

These should be considered ‘used’ ;)

Great vid!


20 posted on 01/26/2013 12:41:44 PM PST by WCH
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To: Aria

We DID enjoy the islands.

Our boat was also in a charter fleet with a bareboat company in Anacortes. It was the flush deck model (only 22 were built). Had to sell because the charterers did damage to it and the charter company would not use their insurance to cover the damage.

It was a great and beautiful boat, though...


21 posted on 01/26/2013 12:50:44 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: navysealdad

Been there done that, it is a wild ride.


22 posted on 01/26/2013 12:52:55 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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23 posted on 01/26/2013 12:56:44 PM PST by RedMDer (HEY LIBS! GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW. I DARE YA!)
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To: navysealdad

Those are training sessions for prospective pilot boat captains. The U.S. Coast Guard does similar things with prospective captains for their cutters.


24 posted on 01/26/2013 1:06:33 PM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Aria

It’s funny I never getsick when it is real rough, but a slow roll will get me.


25 posted on 01/26/2013 1:39:37 PM PST by Venturer
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To: navysealdad

Wahoo! You can get paid to do that?


26 posted on 01/26/2013 1:47:07 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: navysealdad

INCREDIBLE video! Thanks for posting.

I won’t complain the next time we’re out in 4 footers. LOL


27 posted on 01/26/2013 2:12:25 PM PST by Starboard
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To: navysealdad

I was on a Soviet stern trawler in the Bering sea when a bad storm sent all light craft into rocky coves to hide - where they spent the night engines roaring at max to stay in place. I went to the bridge at a moment when our 93 meter trawler was leaping up and all I could see out the bridge windows was bright blue sky.
We landed hard and I watched the bow slide right into the water and thought it wasn’t going to stop. But leap/dive, leap/dive for days.
The 2nd tried some fancy sailing and our ship was caught hard and spun to starboard so hard you could hear equipment and stores falling over on all decks. So while the rest of the Soviet fleet had headed into the wind out to sea and put alot of distance between each ship, our ship was outta-luck cutting 90 degrees across everyone else’s course while we leaned so hard to starboard that the difference between the wall and the floor was unclear (almost like walking in ‘v’). And the mates basically communicated “Oh, and that’s not all....” They took me over to an antiquated radar and showed me that we, among all ships fighting the storm, were the only ones on a heading for land and were unable to slow down or turn.
With all this in mind, the 3rd mate would let go of railing and like an ice skater slide past me to get to the other side of the ship to read the degrees when we were hit harder with waves - the ship kept on with its leap/dive, leap/dive, we could hear small boats coordinating with each other not to collide tightly packed in rocky bays, and some poor guy in a small boat up in the ice floes without a rudder....and me wishing I was not on a 1950’s Soviet sterm trawler in that storm. We all lost long range antennas and could only play ‘telephone’ with short wave....over ships radio came a song...some American captain holding the mic open to encourage us all......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-diB65scQU

It was hard to describe ‘flying’ airborne and crashing down on course for land, leaning so hard to starboard, and the night we almost capsized in that storm (I went to bed fully expecting to wake up on the ceiling in the night)...still all set to the music I linked.


28 posted on 01/26/2013 2:15:18 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: navysealdad

Let me guess..they send out TWO boats in case ONE sinks..


29 posted on 01/26/2013 2:16:59 PM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: navysealdad

This was a big storm test for the boats.

Underneath the video is an ad for boat hull repair.


30 posted on 01/26/2013 3:03:27 PM PST by buffaloguy
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To: navysealdad; All

Could be Potato Patch Shoals outside the Golden Gate.

Love the way the one skipper ‘surfed’ his boat.

Happened to me once, but it was totally unplanned.

One of the most exhilarating moments of my life.

My father, aka ‘The Chief’, tried to warn me about cutting the shoals too close but a guys got to learn.


31 posted on 01/26/2013 7:01:08 PM PST by x1stcav (Man up! We're all going to have to become Samuel Whittemores.)
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