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Old 22-10-2009, 20:46   #1
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I am sure this has already been posted somewhere on here, but my first time finding it...



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Old 22-10-2009, 21:10   #2
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If you have nine-lives and lots of money, you can do stuff like that.

For the rest of us, doing such things is probably not a good idea.

I am severely allergic to pain and orthopedic surgery. After breaking two legs, five ribs, one shoulder blade and puncturing one lung, I avoid doing things that can put me back into the clutches of hospitals and orthopedic surgeons.

I am glad it turned out well for him. I hope it doesn't give other people ideas about trying the same thing.
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Old 22-10-2009, 21:27   #3
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I wonder if he would do the same again.

Did this experience teach him that he was lucky and next time might be different so lets not take such risks again OR did it teach him that he knows what he is doing and such knowledge mitigates the danger.

I share Maxingout's view; my first thought was continue north, enter Moreton Bay and back track down the inside to Southport, i.e. take the safe option.
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Old 22-10-2009, 21:37   #4
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I wonder if he would do the same again.

Did this experience teach him that he was lucky and next time might be different so lets not take such risks again OR did it teach him that he knows what he is doing and such knowledge mitigates the danger.

I share Maxingout's view; my first thought was continue north, enter Moreton Bay and back track down the inside to Southport, i.e. take the safe option.
Pretty strange given that he had sat and waited there all night. He could have been well on his way around Moreton Island in that time.

No way I would have gone in - I chickened out at Port Macquarie on a much smaller swell that that.
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Old 22-10-2009, 21:50   #5
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Yikes!!...pucker factor 9.5

Second comment after requesting a beer was..."Please don't show this video to my insurance agent".
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Pretty strange given that he had sat and waited there all night. He could have been well on his way around Moreton Island in that time.

No way I would have gone in - I chickened out at Port Macquarie on a much smaller swell that that.
There seemed to be no compelling reason to take the risk except "get-home-itis".
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Old 22-10-2009, 22:26   #7
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There seemed to be no compelling reason to take the risk except "get-home-itis".
Which is what kills sailors and pilots...

I agree with another statement above - If I were his insurance agent, I'd cancel his policy.
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Sheesh. I thought for sure when that wave crested, that they were going to be turned and pitchpole. It was even reinforced, when the anchor mentioned the cost of the boat. Ack.

Rather than wrecking your fancy cat on the bar, can I please have it? :-)

heh

Any guess the top speed during that surf? 20 knots? 25?
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That is nuts!!! I'm curious to know if it is easier or harder in a mono doing that same run in that exact condition?? Or did the skipper feel safer and more confidence in a cat??
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I'm curious to know if it is easier or harder in a mono doing that same run in that exact condition??
My gut feeling is the cat is the safer of the two to try that in as you are on rails basically having twin keels and they definitely surf better staying ahead of the break...but the pile up could be a lot more violent if she would have broached and flipped.
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Not that I would do this either, but if you were, would it not be better to put out a sea anchor to keep you from surfing? Or would that contribute to a pitch pole affect??
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Thats the same Southport Seaway that 16 year old sailed out of heading to Sydney 2nd attempt.
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And?

When the weather is good hundreds of boats use the GC seaway every day.
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ouch! it worked, but i am too risk averse for this sort of stunt.
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I would never attempt such a stunt with our cat,we had both bows under water several times one night all the way to the winshield,that's when we decided it was time to reef.....big following seas of Porto Rico.
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