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"You're gonna need a bigger boat!".
 

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No, thank you! I have read "Perfect Storm" and watched the movie and the graphic description in the book of what drowning is like is extremely terrifying.
 

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Oh my. No thanks.

Reminds me of an old fisherman's prayer:

Round our ship be God's aboutness
Ere she try the depths of the sea.
Seashell frail for all her stoutness
Unless thou her pilot be.
 

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Interesting I remember one time in the Marines we got picked up by the Navy in NC for a trip across the pond to Rota Spain. First day out of port we hit a hurricane and rode it north to get away from it. The ship I was on a LPD took a 45 degree roll and I have pictures of LST's completely under water. It was a great ride if you didnt get sea sick
 

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What Idiot would put cars as deck cargo and not chain them down. I guess forecast was for calm seas.

I have seen waves breaking over the bow of the Lincoln from one of her escorts. I have the utmost respect for the fisherman and crabbers in those much smaller boats.
 

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Makes me want to fly up to Alaska and join a fishing crew........ ..... :rolleyes:
 

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The area between Tiawan and Okinawa is frequently used by Navy for carrier ops. I recall one time during my sea duty days on a ship doing carrier escort. In the ops area were were in the midst of a typhoon. From my vantage point on the escort, I watched as green water washed over the carriers (Coral Sea???) flight deck, normally about 100 feet above the waterline. And, when you are standing on the bridge (65 feet above the water line) and looking up at the crease of the wave....
 
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