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Old 11-03-2017, 02:34 PM   #1
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Awesome video of the USCG on the Columbia River Bar

https://youtu.be/qAa9sb1K7n8
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Old 11-03-2017, 03:51 PM   #2
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It is great!!! Looks like a lot of fun. I have driven a 47', but not in conditions like that.
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Old 11-03-2017, 05:20 PM   #3
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Those are some thick swells. A good recruiting movie for 18 year olds. Sign me up.
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Old 11-03-2017, 05:45 PM   #4
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That looks like fun! ( as long as its someone else's boat!)
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Old 11-03-2017, 05:50 PM   #5
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How does that radar keep turning when they're rolling over?
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Old 11-03-2017, 06:29 PM   #6
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Old 11-03-2017, 07:01 PM   #7
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I like the almost backflip where the bow is up about 80 degrees (3:20). My mind wanders to question how the diesel oil pumps keep the bearings from becoming toast at those angles!
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Old 11-03-2017, 07:08 PM   #8
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I was interested in the way the pilot operated the engine controls.


I think I was out there this year when they filmed it! Or at least that was the way it looked to me.....NEVER EVER cross on an ebb......
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How does that radar keep turning when they're rolling over?
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Old 11-03-2017, 07:41 PM   #10
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Great fun!
Now, to put a placid looking cruiser topside onto one of those competent hulls...

Need an interested lottery winner...

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Old 11-03-2017, 08:48 PM   #11
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Awesome video of the USCG on the Columbia River Bar

Helped a guy take his 43 Mason from Portland to Long Beach California. The morning we crossed the Columbia River bar I told him to wait for the flood tide. He was in a hurry and crossed an hour before slack low tide. Leaving Astoria just before sunrise the entire river was as flat as a glass mirror. As we made the final turn to SW the waves were 6-7 and only 75 a part. The captain was so sick he threw up for the next 18 hours until we got to Newport. Never cross on an ebb tide.
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Old 11-03-2017, 09:45 PM   #12
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I'd give my left one to take a ride on a USCG boat on a day like that. What a kick arse ride it would be.


Thanks Tom!
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Old 11-03-2017, 11:14 PM   #13
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Old 11-04-2017, 06:12 AM   #14
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Except for the cresting waves, that's what happens on the eastern (down-wind end) of Suisun Bay when winds counter an opposing tide: steep, five-foot, quick-succession waves that nearly bury my boat's bow and sends spray over the entire boat.
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It would have been educational to have observed the helmsman make throttle adjustments.
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They couldn't give those guys in inside helm station ???
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They couldn't give those guys in inside helm station ???
There is a lower station on the 47s, just most dont like operating from there.

Poor Mark will never understand that, particularly when the boat rolls over.

From Wikipedia.....

"Employing "fly-by-wire" control systems,[8] the boat can be operated from four different locations: two from the enclosed bridge, and two amidships from an open bridge.[3]"
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There is a CG school at the Columbia that trains for surf conditions. Fly Wright is correct ...they are pros. See the film "the finest hour" ;" they have to go out, but they don't have to come back"
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The right side bar lists a number of videos by Drone Guy.
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