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Old 11-18-2009, 07:53 AM
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Are local coasties doing some traing at are local bar entrance.

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c20b8RuOmBU[/YOUTUBE]
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There are guys that will say they were out in their (insert boat company name ) going 50 mph in those conditions.
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There are guys that will say they were out in their (insert boat company name ) going 50 mph in those conditions.
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Insert - Nor Tech. LOL Wonder if that is the Columbia River bar ? Seen some of those Coast Guard training videos where they actually do a rollover with those vessels and they pop right back up.
Been on the Columia River bar but in a cruise ship so I guess that does not count. Water was rolling that day as well.
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Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.

I did almost four years on the Oregon Coast. When through the National Motor lifeboat School in 1990.

We used to ride fiberglass surf boats into the beach and then swim tow lines into them and tow them off through the surf.

Dont try it unless you really know how!
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This was the day actor George C Scott never forgot .
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This was the day actor George C Scott never forgot .
Columbia Bar

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The video was shot on the Checto River bar entrance. It's about eight hours south of the Columbia.
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awwwwww...excuse my dumbness here...but what is a bar? what do you mean?
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River deltas usually have a sand bar build up [ shoals] creating havoc when tide and wind coincide . We have similar conditions at the mouth of the Fraser River here at Steveston when winds reach over 25 kts.
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River deltas usually have a sand bar build up [ shoals] creating havoc when tide and wind coincide . We have similar conditions at the mouth of the Fraser River here at Steveston when winds reach over 25 kts.
I use to fish out of this area and 30 miles below. The bar entrance is basically where you have a sand spit just outside the mouth of where the river current and ocean meet. The current of the river runs against the tide which also has a current in it. ( usually incoming or high tide) Like spectras comment add a little wind on top of the shoals or bar as we call it which are very shallow add the waves and current with wind and you got yourself one nasty experience. Imagine trying to go against a current as a large set of breakers come rolling towards you. You seem to be sitting in one spot making only marginal distance into the channel. I can remember the captain of our 62 foot fishing vessel telling us to go stand on the back deck and yell to him when the sets were coming. It was like being on a giant surfboard. It really is hard to explain the experience of looking at green mountains of water coming at you as you try and skirt around the break wall.
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