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Old 06-18-2015, 06:03 PM   #121
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Is that better Eric?
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Old 06-18-2015, 06:24 PM   #122
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Yes that's a great shot Al. A really nice picture but dosn't show you're boat well just because it's small in the picture. I have one a bit like that that has magnificent Alaska mountains in the background but Willy's so small you can just barely make out that it's Willy. Taken from a ferry deck and sent to me.

Taking good pics of one's boat underway is challenging or a matter of luck. I suspect Bob Cofer thought about that when he started this thread. I'm glad he did though. An idea for us is to have someone shoot us going through Decption Pass.
Thanks, Eric. It was probably more my lousy crop of the photo than the photo itself. Here's a closer crop.

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Old 06-18-2015, 06:29 PM   #123
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:44 PM   #124
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Don, What make was it? I`ll guess at "Blue Seas", but they might have sold under a different brand over there.
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:49 PM   #125
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Great pics Don and nice old boat. The flag makes/saves the pic. Without it the whole pic would be rather flat and far less interesting. And the wake leading right into the boat is a nice touch.

Al 121 is OK but lacks interesting composition. It's a series of belts w horizontal lines.
122 is spot on w the different color vertical lines w the trees that tend to keep one's eye in the picture. A really good one that shows what can be done w cropping.
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:04 PM   #126
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The second pic of your boat....
is upside downż
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:38 PM   #127
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Not our boat obviously, but three of my favorite "underway" photos. In the course of my work at Boeing I've been increasingly ijmpressed with the abilities and creativity of some of the photographers and cinematographers during WWII. I produced a 30 minute documentary about the B-29 a number of years ago and I and another producer went through every foot of raw film about the B-29 in the National Archives in Washington, DC. It took us two solid weeks to do it, and some of the footage, much of which had never been used before by anyone, was downright art. The same is true of the Navy photographers and cameramen.

I've worked these three shots over a bit in Photoshop to get the look I want, but basically they are what the photographers shot.

The last shot illustrates the Achilles Heel of the PTs--- the huge wakes they threw at speed. These boats operated almost exclusively at night and their nemesis was Japanese night fighters. While the boats themselves were invisible from the air against the black water the wakes practically glowed even on the darkest night. All the fighters had to do was follow the wake and then drop their bombs just ahead of them.
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Don, What make was it? I`ll guess at "Blue Seas", but they might have sold under a different brand over there.
Bruce, you are spot on. It was built in the Blue Seas yard. I ordered it built from a Marine trader dealer in Annapolis.

Eric, you are also right. The USPS Ensign makes the picture. It was made by a dear late friend and cruising partner. The picture was used on the cover of our squadron membership directory for many years. Both pictures were made by some pretty good photographers. The first worked in visual arts for the Dept. of the Army. The second was in TV broadcasting. They have both passed on, but they were two of my best friends.

Al may even be in range of a couple of my friends TV stations near Chico, CA.
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:42 PM   #129
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The second pic of your boat....
is upside downż
I don't see that it makes any difference.
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I don't see that it makes any difference.
No, it takes a very close look to tell. It's an incredible photograph!
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Gabe's right!! Holy smokes. Once I flipped my laptop upside down, the detail of the trees popped out and the boat's wake appeared right side up.

What a great photo!!
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The shoreline's also in the right place when the photo is flipped.
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The shoreline's also in the right place when the photo is flipped.
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You mean like this?




Just kidding. I usually show it upside down. I think it's cool. Besides I like running boats inverted.
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Old 06-18-2015, 10:57 PM   #135
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Here's one of our Uniflite sports fisher when I was young and full of P & V. I particularly like this shot because we were going home with a release marlin flag on the outrigger.

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I fished on a similar boat in Hawaii that belonged to the owner of the flying service where I did all my flying. It was a 28' Uniflite Sportfisher but I don't remember if it was exactly like the one in your photo. Pwer was a pair of counter-rotating Chrysler gas V-8s driving through V-drives. The ocean in Hawaii was far too rough to ever plane the boat outside of the bay he kept it in.

the largest fish I ever brought in while fishing with him was 330 pounds. A few weeks later my friend caught a marlin that weighed in at 1,050 pounds. It was the largest marlin caught in Hawaii that year.

Neither fish was released.......
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Al: Isn't this you honking on it through Deception Pass?
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:02 AM   #139
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I fished on a similar boat in Hawaii that belonged to the owner of the flying service where I did all my flying. It was a 28' Uniflite Sportfisher but I don't remember if it was exactly like the one in your photo. Pwer was a pair of counter-rotating Chrysler gas V-8s driving through V-drives. The ocean in Hawaii was far too rough to ever plane the boat outside of the bay he kept it in.

the largest fish I ever brought in while fishing with him was 330 pounds. A few weeks later my friend caught a marlin that weighed in at 1,050 pounds. It was the largest marlin caught in Hawaii that year.

Neither fish was released.......
Marin, because of your comment about your friend's boat having V drives, it must have been a model called Mega. The Mega had more accommodations below with less cockpit. Mine was straight drive with the larger cockpit. Same power.

We didn't kill marlin or sails unless they were potential big money winners. The largest I ever caught was estimated to be between 5 and 600# off Oregon Inlet NC. It was released.

To signify a released fish the flag would be flown upside down. For a tagged fish a red T pennant would be flown under the flag. Last season some guys down the dock came in with over 20 tagged sailfish flags flying. That was a very good day.

By the way, Eric worked at Uniflite about that time, and I think had something to do with testing those hulls. Maybe he will comment.
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