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Old 01-03-2012, 06:36 PM
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when you get out in what you consider "bad weather" you really still dont know just how nasty Mother Nature can be. most of us anyway, and I hope I never have to see her at her worst. kuddos to those of you in the military who had to deal with that and thanks for your service.
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Just who do you think took the video?
C'mon....i know the two guys that took that video....they were on a 19' 1986 Baja...brand new rebuilt alpha drive. Seriously....they didn't even spill their beers.



All BS aside though...that takes balls...and a lot of gin to do.
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Those are some real seamen...
He sure was! LOL!
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I flew the F18E Super Hornet until this past July. I currently fly the T-45 and instruct student Naval Aviators.
...and he chose to drive a Formula 292 on the water. Nice!
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I flew the F18E Super Hornet until this past July. I currently fly the T-45 and instruct student Naval Aviators.
Do you think it would have been easier to land that day if you had been in the Jump Jet?

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Old 01-04-2012, 12:23 AM
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I know a lot of Harrier guys, and they are cool, but pretty old and break down very often. Just like boating, I prefer the reliability of 2 motors when dry land is far far away!
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:06 AM
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The biggest I have been on was 20ft on my dads 40ft fishing yacht in the Bahamas doing 20knts it wasn't really ruff just big waves
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Not a massive sailing fan..... However
In 1998 6 brave sailors died and 55 had to be rescued by helicopter in the Sydney to Hobart yaht race. The storm that hit the fleet of 100+ boats was considered the perfect storm.
At one point a police helicopter effecting a rescue recorded the altimeter going from 100ft to nearly zero!
There is plenty of video on YouTube. Just type in 98 Sydney to hobart
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At one point a police helicopter effecting a rescue recorded the altimeter going from 100ft to nearly zero!
WHile I dont dought the story.... I do dought this part.

an altimeter, goes of of barametric pressure, if you are flying at say 1000 feet, the pressure of the atmosphere is not going to change becasue the water level rises or drops.... the altimiter is not the distance from the ground persay, oits more of how far away it is from the lack of atmophereic pressure.

thats why you reset them befroe you leave the ground..
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He didn't specifically say altimeter, just my uneducated way of relaying his story. Seen the footage of rescue on YouTube and it was mind blowing
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