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Old 03-17-2003, 01:35 AM
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pretty much.....I was just in shock basically. I just shook my head and kept saying, "that was some big f*ckin water!"
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Sometimes you don't realize how rough it is till you are in it!!! Been there! It is amazing what you can do when your life is on the line. Glad you made it back!!
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Wow, glad everyone and boat are ok.
Thats some hairy boating!!!
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I did that once when coming out of a port on Lake Michigan. I knew the waves were big and I knew that I would go out and turn around for a quick thrill because I didn't want to go boating in rough seas, however I didn't realize how bad it was until I was already in it---and once I was out from between the piers I know what that "commited" feeling feels like for sure----I immediately took two swells over the bow and I had 3 other people on board and this water definately had everyones attention! Planing off was impossible---I just wanted to get the boat turned around and I thought how am I even going to turn this hog around in this kind of water? We were only about 150 yards out---I just had to wait for the right second of opportunity to make a 180 and "throttle up" the engines at the right time. We took on about 25 gallons of water via the cockpit within the 5 minutes we were out there---the bilge pumps got a good workout that day. That was certainly a thrill that I don't care to experience again! Looking back I can only say I'm glad to at least to have learned from it without any loss.

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Glad to hear your OK I leave a set of keys at my truck so that I can always have someone come and get me on days like that!!!
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Tank, Got thinking, Could that
have been Ah post SCOPE thing.
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I have raced in Ventura and It's very easy to get into trouble out there, Damn near lost my driver the bolster seats the back seat deck cover as well as a couple of inner body parts! My how fast the Ocean can teach you respect. Glad everyones OK..
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Went thru this once with the Fountain I had definite wake up ride.

Glad you guys made it back.
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Oh suck it up TIT

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Kev-

Time to get the Tiger.
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