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Man, to keep this in perspective, this is a freakin' aircraft carrier!
I know that there used to be someone here who claimed to have piloted
a boat around the horn, but to drench the bow of an aircraft carrier
is something else!

http://www.break.com/index/giant-wav...t-carrier.html
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On Mon, 19 May 2008 07:37:43 -0700 (PDT), wrote:

Man, to keep this in perspective, this is a freakin' aircraft carrier!
I know that there used to be someone here who claimed to have piloted
a boat around the horn, but to drench the bow of an aircraft carrier
is something else!

http://www.break.com/index/giant-wav...t-carrier.html

Holy ****!

I guess if one were in a much smaller boat, like a 25'er, one would just
stay on the crest of one of those waves and ride it out.
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On Mon, 19 May 2008 11:07:34 -0400, John H.
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On Mon, 19 May 2008 07:37:43 -0700 (PDT), wrote:

Man, to keep this in perspective, this is a freakin' aircraft carrier!
I know that there used to be someone here who claimed to have piloted
a boat around the horn, but to drench the bow of an aircraft carrier
is something else!

http://www.break.com/index/giant-wav...t-carrier.html

Holy ****!

I guess if one were in a much smaller boat, like a 25'er, one would just
stay on the crest of one of those waves and ride it out.


At fifty MPH or more?

Casady
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On May 19, 11:07*am, John H. wrote:
On Mon, 19 May 2008 07:37:43 -0700 (PDT), wrote:
Man, to keep this in perspective, this is a freakin' aircraft carrier!
I know that there used to be someone here who claimed to have piloted
a boat around the horn, but to drench the bow of an aircraft carrier
is something else!


http://www.break.com/index/giant-wav...t-carrier.html


Holy ****!

I guess if one were in a much smaller boat, like a 25'er, one would just
stay on the crest of one of those waves and ride it out.
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John *H*


Yeah, there you go!
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Man, to keep this in perspective, this is a freakin' aircraft carrier!
I know that there used to be someone here who claimed to have piloted
a boat around the horn, but to drench the bow of an aircraft carrier
is something else!

http://www.break.com/index/giant-wav...t-carrier.html


My school roommate was on the Carrier Bonne Homme Richard in a Cyclone in
the South Pacific when the waves bent the front of the deck. He said they
had green water rolling down the deck. He felt sorry for the DE's with them
as they disappeared completely at times. As well as what could they get to
eat. He said they could at least have coffee and sandwiches on the carrier.




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Man, to keep this in perspective, this is a freakin' aircraft carrier!
I know that there used to be someone here who claimed to have piloted
a boat around the horn, but to drench the bow of an aircraft carrier
is something else!

http://www.break.com/index/giant-wav...t-carrier.html

Once upon a time (late 1980s) when rec.boats was actually a boating
(read sailing) forum and was to an impressive degree frequented by people
with real nautical experience (multiple Round the World Races, Navy...)
someone started a bragging match: "Who has been through the worst
storm at sea?"

The guy who 'won' had serviced on a nuclear air craft carrier
(Nimitz type of thing) and on the way into Japan they were over-
run by this typhoon and got pooped several times.

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Martin Schöön "Problems worthy of attack
show their worth by hitting back."
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John H. wrote:
On Mon, 19 May 2008 07:37:43 -0700 (PDT), wrote:

Man, to keep this in perspective, this is a freakin' aircraft carrier!
I know that there used to be someone here who claimed to have piloted
a boat around the horn, but to drench the bow of an aircraft carrier
is something else!

http://www.break.com/index/giant-wav...t-carrier.html

Holy ****!

I guess if one were in a much smaller boat, like a 25'er, one would just
stay on the crest of one of those waves and ride it out.



What?

You really are out of it.

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Martin Schöön wrote:
writes:

Man, to keep this in perspective, this is a freakin' aircraft carrier!
I know that there used to be someone here who claimed to have piloted
a boat around the horn, but to drench the bow of an aircraft carrier
is something else!

http://www.break.com/index/giant-wav...t-carrier.html

Once upon a time (late 1980s) when rec.boats was actually a boating
(read sailing) forum and was to an impressive degree frequented by people
with real nautical experience (multiple Round the World Races, Navy...)
someone started a bragging match: "Who has been through the worst
storm at sea?"

The guy who 'won' had serviced on a nuclear air craft carrier
(Nimitz type of thing) and on the way into Japan they were over-
run by this typhoon and got pooped several times.



rec.boats is mostly populated by non-boaters these days, by boating
nincompoops who, for example, ask which brand of high-tech two cycle
outboard oil would be the best to use in their four cycle outboard, and
by amateur guitar players, amateur beer brewers, old farts who think
they had something to do with the production of grandchildren, golfers
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Some of us just come here for the unintentional humor the idiots post.
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On Mon, 19 May 2008 15:24:16 GMT, (Richard
Casady) wrote:

On Mon, 19 May 2008 11:07:34 -0400, John H.
wrote:

On Mon, 19 May 2008 07:37:43 -0700 (PDT),
wrote:

Man, to keep this in perspective, this is a freakin' aircraft carrier!
I know that there used to be someone here who claimed to have piloted
a boat around the horn, but to drench the bow of an aircraft carrier
is something else!

http://www.break.com/index/giant-wav...t-carrier.html

Holy ****!

I guess if one were in a much smaller boat, like a 25'er, one would just
stay on the crest of one of those waves and ride it out.


At fifty MPH or more?

Casady


A *fast* small boat?
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On Mon, 19 May 2008 19:16:50 +0200, (Martin Schn)
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Man, to keep this in perspective, this is a freakin' aircraft carrier!
I know that there used to be someone here who claimed to have piloted
a boat around the horn, but to drench the bow of an aircraft carrier
is something else!

http://www.break.com/index/giant-wav...t-carrier.html

Once upon a time (late 1980s) when rec.boats was actually a boating
(read sailing) forum and was to an impressive degree frequented by people
with real nautical experience (multiple Round the World Races, Navy...)
someone started a bragging match: "Who has been through the worst
storm at sea?"

The guy who 'won' had serviced on a nuclear air craft carrier
(Nimitz type of thing) and on the way into Japan they were over-
run by this typhoon and got pooped several times.


You may be thinking of rec.boats.cruising, which has a lot of sailor types
thereon.
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John *H*
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