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Cruel sea - 4/6/2013 11:33:55 PM   
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Some spectacular views of a storm on the cost of Britanny (West of France) with a small fishboat, the emergency tow vessel Abeille Bourbon and the frigate Latouche Treville.

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RE: Cruel sea - 4/6/2013 11:44:58 PM   
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Been there, done that. THRILLING and SCARY.

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RE: Cruel sea - 4/7/2013 3:27:56 AM   
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No thank you! I like it here right in the middle of the continent!

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RE: Cruel sea - 4/7/2013 3:39:00 AM   
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Been sailing enough to be caught in 2 to small storms over the years...makes you feel alive after it passes!

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RE: Cruel sea - 4/7/2013 4:27:09 AM   
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I went through one in the North Atlantic, that was enough for me.

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RE: Cruel sea - 4/7/2013 7:23:06 AM   
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Been there, done that. THRILLING and SCARY.



If you every been on a 300ft ship that's gone uphill you know that at some stage you have to come down. Dam right it's THRILLING and SCARY.

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RE: Cruel sea - 4/7/2013 9:33:37 AM   
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Wow!

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RE: Cruel sea - 4/7/2013 10:01:51 AM   
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That is Harry Roughers. Done that in the Bay of Biscay too.

of course you know it's really rough when you're on a submarine and the skipper takes her down another 200ft because there's too much motion on the boat.

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RE: Cruel sea - 4/7/2013 10:22:31 AM   
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Well that pretty much sums up why I joined the army!

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RE: Cruel sea - 4/7/2013 1:05:13 PM   
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+1

. . . we did have deep-water fording kits for our M60A3s -- allowed us to navigate depths of up to three feet, IIRC.


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Well that pretty much sums up why I joined the army!

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RE: Cruel sea - 4/7/2013 2:25:49 PM   
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Yech, choppy seas like that. Bay of Biscay is 'famous' for those. Of course when the swells are +60 ft, that doesn't exactly make you comfortable either ...

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RE: Cruel sea - 4/7/2013 3:10:29 PM   
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I,m amazed at the technology behind the ships so that they dont get flipped or broken in two. I,m sure it happens on occasion but wow...that frigate looked like a good candidate.

On a side note there was only one human voice in the video and very quick...I think he was saying "I'm gettin the hell outta here!"

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RE: Cruel sea - 4/7/2013 5:50:07 PM   
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Three Hurricanes USS Waldron DD 699 1965 thru 1967, yep it was fun.

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RE: Cruel sea - 4/7/2013 11:09:41 PM   
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On unrelated (or bit) question, how many of you get seasick?

Since I never did and know several who do.

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RE: Cruel sea - 4/7/2013 11:53:14 PM   
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How come they always put all those rocks and docks and piers right beside the water? That looks dangerous when it is windy. Everything gets all wet.
I don't get seasick but I've never sailed in those kind of waters. Ice is better.

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RE: Cruel sea - 4/8/2013 12:41:00 AM   
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When I sailed my sailboat across the Atlantic, I went straight west out of the English Channel, incurring many hundreds of miles of more crossing for the very reason you see in that video, shoaling seas up to a coast that is open to the ocean are a killer.... and I don't mean figuratively. Hal

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RE: Cruel sea - 4/8/2013 1:12:53 AM   
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Spent two days aboard ship, HMCS Ottawa while on a Naval Gunfire course. They bunked the army guys in the bow for the night and then opened the Wardroom bar - it wasn't pretty. I'm much better swimming a track or floating on a pontoon raft

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RE: Cruel sea - 4/8/2013 1:40:31 AM   
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I spent two hurricanes on the surface on a sub. A class 5 hurricane on the surface is one incredible ride. I recommend no one else ever do it. It is like being on a roller coaster for 48 hours straight. It gets boring after about five minutes, but the ride won't stop.

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RE: Cruel sea - 4/8/2013 1:56:13 AM   
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At least sub is safest thing to be in a hurricane.

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RE: Cruel sea - 4/8/2013 2:00:13 AM   
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That all for one crap on or under the sea takes a rare breed, and that ain't me. 'Lost with all or most hands' spooked me. I aint got the 'right' stuff for a career on the sea. of course, I ended up joining the army.

As one of my navy puke friends used to like to say, "Its every last coward for himself in the Army!"

I always preferred to call it initiative and improvisation...


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RE: Cruel sea - 4/8/2013 8:34:58 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Sardaukar

On unrelated (or bit) question, how many of you get seasick?

Since I never did and know several who do.



I never did although I do remember not feel well in Gib harbour one morning but that might have had something to do with the night before.

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RE: Cruel sea - 4/8/2013 4:41:20 PM   
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No thank you! I like it here right in the middle of the continent!


Except for that flooding thing.

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RE: Cruel sea - 4/8/2013 4:43:24 PM   
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Looks like a good walleye chop on Lake of the Woods.

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RE: Cruel sea - 4/8/2013 6:39:34 PM   
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...anyone ever try doing bench presses near the aft end of an aircraft carrier (or other large vessel) in heavy seas? timing is everything...

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RE: Cruel sea - 4/8/2013 6:43:42 PM   
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I have got about 40 North Atlantic winter runs under my belt. These modern ships are pretty tough but still require excellent seamanship in situations like that. One thing, no matter how experienced you are, you don't sleep when a ship is pitching like that. If it is rolling you can sleep, but pitching fore and aft is hell. Sleep is impossible.

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RE: Cruel sea - 4/8/2013 7:41:58 PM   
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When I sailed my sailboat across the Atlantic, I went straight west out of the English Channel, incurring many hundreds of miles of more crossing for the very reason you see in that video, shoaling seas up to a coast that is open to the ocean are a killer.... and I don't mean figuratively. Hal

This was the easy stuff. Hal. This was last year on the Volvo, that was considered a Bunny Run.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwGFVKvnyTY
The 1997 Volvo was a horror show, 70 knot howlers, with 100 knot puffs down in the Southern Latitudes, BIG swells, BIG chop. WHY THE HECK DID I DO THIS kinda stuff. Woof !!

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