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Old 22-05-2009, 05:01   #1
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Dad, We Got This Wrong!

We have just had the most incredible storm here on the Gold Coast in Australia and somehow these guys decided they wanted "out".
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Old 22-05-2009, 08:24   #2
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well...? lets see 'em.
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Old 22-05-2009, 15:10   #3
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Take 2

Sorry guys, just had to do a bit of a re-size. Hope this works.
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Old 22-05-2009, 15:12   #4
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WOW WOW WOW, I will NOT be showing my wife those pics. The "Launch" pic in the lower left is freaking amazing.
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Old 22-05-2009, 15:30   #5
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outstanding! I'd like to see some photos of the dude taking the pictures... bet he messed his britches! LoL
That a huge boat too, maybe 48-50?
That dodger held up quite well, I want to see the next series of pics. Bet they are even better...
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Wow....

Looks like a Jeanneau 50 to me....
Just Plain Crazy....
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Looks like they trashed the dodger. What's the back story? Were they crossing a bar or what?
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Who knows what these guys were up to! Stack pack is open, flip a 50 around for a bit, thrash the dodger, then unfurl and backwind the jenny after?
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These guys got off light. The sea gods must have wanted the yacht to survive!
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Looks like they trashed the dodger. What's the back story? Were they crossing a bar or what?
The story in the newspaper reads that they were attempting to cross to cross the seaway bar to head up to Mooloolaba. It then reports that they had engine problems and decided to turn around and come back in. (Oh yeah?!).

The Gold Coast Seaway is a man made channel with a large rock wall forming either side, jutting a long way out into the ocean. The southern side of which, is a very popular spot for tourists and storm chasers alike to take photos from. I have added a few photos on the seaway wall just to give you a bit of an idea.
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Great shots, all of them!! Can't imagine having a boat nearly vertical!! Yikes!!
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The story in the newspaper reads that they were attempting to cross to cross the seaway bar to head up to Mooloolaba. It then reports that they had engine problems and decided to turn around and come back in. (Oh yeah?!).
What were they planning to do when they got to Mooloolaba? Last time I was there, that bar was shallower than the Gold Coast seaway.

From reports I saw the swell was running at around 7 metres.

They should be very thankful they never made it out.

You have to wonder what they were thinking.
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