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Old 13-05-2011, 08:20   #1
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Whale Destroys Masts Off Oregon Coast

Dang, one more thing to worry about.

Breaching whale smashes sailboat's mast in Pacific - US news - Life - msnbc.com
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Old 13-05-2011, 08:24   #2
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Payback is hell!! see the name of the boat.
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ROFL..... beat me to it 'Blue'
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Re: Whale Destroys Masts Off Oregon Coast

That's what - 2 whales in recent times that have attacked sailboats. First it's pirates marching into our homes and places of business and attacking us all on a daily basis, and now whales! I say it's time for us to rattle those sabres, arm ourselves to the teeth, send in our troops and kill any whale that looks cockeyed at us. It's the American way. Also, there is probably a secret whale conspiracy that big gubmint are hiding from us.
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Re: Whale Destroys Masts Off Oregon Coast

I've seen humpbacks breaching completly out of the water a few times.

Really impressive, something I never thougth I would have seen in my life.

Never very close but still impressive.
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Good thing the name of the boat wasn't AHAB!
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Re: Whale Destroys Masts Off Oregon Coast

...or Pequod.
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You mean Pequod, don't you?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pequod_(Moby-Dick)
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I've posted this before, but here's our encounter with a pair of humpbacks about fifty miles west of San Francisco as we were returning from the 2008 Hawaii race (photo and video): VALIS

Quick helmsmanship by the VALIS crew turned what would have been a T-bone into a glancing blow. You can't see it in the video, but the whale's flukes slapped the shrouds above the lifelines as it was diving. No damage to boat or whale, but very exciting for us. We definitely got lucky.
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Re: Whale Destroys Masts Off Oregon Coast

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You mean Pequod, don't you?
Yes, I forgot to put it in Italics.
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Astrid, I was referring to smurphny's post. You beat me as I was composing my message.
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Ol' Moby sank the Pequod but was really after Ahab, who defied the white (God) whale. I guess Queequeg et.al were what we now refer to as "collateral damage."
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Payback is hell!! see the name of the boat.
It was a Great White shark that sunk Robert Shaw's Orca.
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It was a Great White shark that sunk Robert Shaw's Orca.
Huh!! I was referring to the attacks on other whales by Orcas.
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