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Old 07-10-2017, 03:19 PM   #21
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The Trawler lost the Whaler because the eye pulled out of the Whaler I believe. Could be wrong


I think it's in the video that he was adjusting the line and it slipped from his fingers?

Also- how many people would have moved to the lower station if it were "bouncy"?
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Old 07-10-2017, 03:22 PM   #22
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I wish there was a like button on posts. I would have liked every single one. Why are they bringing 3 boats over anyway? I would have loved those seas coming out of the gulf stream heading to the Bahamas. Even the customs agent said, "you got tossed around pretty good out there. I was watching you come in." Yes sir, we sure did!
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Old 07-10-2017, 03:40 PM   #23
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Hilarious. Four feet of swell may have been an exaggeration.

And this was episode 66 of their adventures. Did they leave the dock in the first 65 episodes?
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Maybe they're hoping to get paid for this, or something?
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Old 07-10-2017, 04:09 PM   #25
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It was fun to watch them recap the crossing day on the next video. They were so relieved, and very happy and excited to be there.

I'm hoping I will be a little more prepared than they were, but I'm also not the world's best planner so I realize anything can happen. I will be sure NOT to video myself thrashing about and throwing up or whatever.
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Old 07-10-2017, 05:03 PM   #26
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I love that the guy in the 43 foot Albin was complaining about how rough it was...while his dad was in a 25-28 foot center console and he sent his wife out in the 15 foot whaler!!!

Either they are really really inexperienced...or are just trying to create drama to increase viewers on youtube. The guy runs a web development business....so I suspect that he's hoping to be the next Youtube sensation.
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Old 07-10-2017, 06:20 PM   #27
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I love that the guy in the 43 foot Albin was complaining about how rough it was...while his dad was in a 25-28 foot center console and he sent his wife out in the 15 foot whaler!!!

Either they are really really inexperienced...or are just trying to create drama to increase viewers on youtube. The guy runs a web development business....so I suspect that he's hoping to be the next Youtube sensation.
As an Albin 40 owner, there have been many a day I would have rather been on a decent center console rather than my trawler. It rolls like a pig in not very bad conditions at all.

Not "harrowing".... but definitely uncomfortable and less comfortable in a center console tgat can run at some speed.
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Old 07-10-2017, 06:39 PM   #28
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This is harrowing?

https://youtu.be/fPYyzoWdWGU
Not even taking water over the bow. These folks ought to try transiting St. Andrews Sound in a north wind for a sample of rough and dangerous. And, an ocean crossing and failure to secure for sea.
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Consider those mild open-ocean conditions. Not unusual for rough weather in the San Francisco estuary inland waters to be much more exciting.



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Old 07-10-2017, 07:28 PM   #30
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I would chock it up to lack of experience. It seems to me they are used to flat water that allows them to pick their speed and heading based on where they want to go and how much fuel they want to burn, not sea state.
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Old 07-10-2017, 07:45 PM   #31
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This is either a spoof or the biggest lie I have heard. I never saw any whitecaps so the wind is probably less than 15 knts. Four foot seas is a generous number. I pray for days like that when crossing.
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I have to admit that the sea didn't look all that bad, however, videos do not show the actual heights of the sea. I think we should cut that family some slack as there's a lot we don't know about that crossing. I do agree that the galley, etc, should have been better prepared.
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I have to admit that the sea didn't look all that bad, however, videos do not show the actual heights of the sea. I think we should cut that family some slack as there's a lot we don't know about that crossing. I do agree that the galley, etc, should have been better prepared.
Good points but... the crew was sitting on deck chairs on the fly bridge while complaining about the seas. I generally don't think conditions are "harrowing" until I am thrown from my captains chair ala James T. Kirk.
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Whitecaps usually start to appear at 15 knts, the captain said the swell was from behind so it wasn't from the north which could put a nasty top on the Gulf Stream, further the boat wasn't throwing much of a spray. I would judge the seas maximum of three feet. That beautiful. Have I seen it calmer? Yes but that is a day I would pray for.
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Man, that is one boring video.
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But harrowing!
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Okay, I'll admit I watched several of the videos. The crossing video is not their best.

That's a young family living the life. Got to admire that.
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Yeah they are having fun. I don't mean to poke too much at them.
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:23 PM   #39
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What I don't understand is the guy piloting the trawler said he expected to cross at 7 knts but was down to 3 knts. He is going across the stream not into it and the wind was at his stern. Why would he lose 4 knts and not pulling the dingy?
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Probably waiting on Dad who was pulling the dink with the CC. Why he was towing with that boat, WTF. Trawler much better at towing, just tie it back up.
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