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Old 05-31-2013, 12:14 PM   #1
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Ouch!

Wave hits Navy ship with massive impact | Watch the video - Yahoo! Screen
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Old 05-31-2013, 02:15 PM   #2
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Animal - I'd term that:

Navy ship hits wave with massive impact... Just sayen!

Poor wave!!
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Were those forward-or reverse slanting pilothouse windows?
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I've seen that before but enjoy it every time I see it. Thanks for sharing the link.
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Were those forward-or reverse slanting pilothouse windows?
Ha! My guess is they were straight up and down.... End of debate!
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Do blue water pleasure boats run into seas like this very often?
Man, I wouldn't want to be out there. Coastal boats are looking better and better to me. Or maybe I'm just a wuss?
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Do blue water pleasure boats run into seas like this very often?

Hardly , but it is the chance , that causes folks to $pend 3X more for a boat with ocean ability.
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Bluto-as FF said, if not careful pleasure boats do encounter seas like that. Hopefully good planning prevents that. But, you also have to realize that a much smaller boat will handle those seas much differently than a several hundred foot ship. Those look like very big swells with a reasonable wave period. A much smaller vessel will simply make like a roller coaster and ride up and down over them. A very uncomfortable ride to be sure, but not the massive slamming you see from a ship in the same seas. The ship's length keeps the stern down as the wave rolls beneath and as the bow goes over the crest it stays in the air until the balance point moves aft, sort of like a teeter-totter. Then the big slam!
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I'd be worried with a half million dollar boat, far from land, family on board, yikes. Rogue waves, typhoons, the Bermuda triangle, AHHHHhhhhhhh!

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I'd be worried with a half million dollar boat, far from land, family on board, yikes. Rogue waves, typhoons, the Bermuda triangle, AHHHHhhhhhhh!

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