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Old 07-06-2009, 18:43   #1
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This Is Unbelievable!

Take a look, but be sitting down, you won't believe this. The photos tell the story.
Sail-World.com : Yacht departs Southport - see the pictures and believe
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Old 07-06-2009, 18:47   #2
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OK, once is one thing after 100 times it tends to take a toll. Long enough and you bang your head on something solid. Do not try this at home. The boat can mostly take more than you can. It's not a comfort.
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The boat was going out over ether the southport or the Pin bar, Waves like that are normal during the tide most wait until high tide when it slackens off a bit.
About 20 years ago I used to work on a prawn trawlers "Wavecrest" working out of Southport but thats normal for the fishing boats, Fact of life
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I bet turning around was just as exciting!


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The boat was going out over ether the southport or the Pin bar, Waves like that are normal during the tide most wait until high tide when it slackens off a bit.
About 20 years ago I used to work on a prawn trawlers "Wavecrest" working out of Southport but thats normal for the fishing boats, Fact of life
Sorry Kiwi, but these waves were anything but normal. I live here and can see the Seaway from my highrise apartment. The Seaway was closed and the prawn boats weren't going anywhere. Neither should that guy have been.

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Old 07-06-2009, 20:17   #6
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Yeah, that's unbelievable!

I hope he learned something about picking your weather.
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In the 3 1/2 years I worked on the prawn trawler's "NEVER" has ether the Southport or the Pin bar been closed to fishing boats if there was a sea running it could build up to 10-20 waves but it never worried us we just sat and waited for a lull and then went like hell.
I will admit there were times that we said it's just too rough but that was up too the skipper to make the call.
Regards to the Yacht skipper he was a idiot for thing to go over the bar in those condition
PS ; I lived there for 22 years
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Old 08-06-2009, 03:41   #9
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I disagree, the people who make the laws to protect stupid people from themselves, put a huge burden on the rest of us that know better.
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I arrived in South Port day before this and departed 2 days after and never knew it happened. Scarry
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What a poor choice! but he made it back in? That is a little comfort at least.
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I would rather see Darwinism take care of people like this. Its less expensive to the public.
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