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16-03-2009, 08:05 PM
While browsing youtube I happened to come across a couple of vids showing some gnarly seas.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is why I stay on land :P
16-03-2009, 08:14 PM
OH MAN watching that made me feel sick (mind you I get motion sickness in the IMAX cinemas vomit vomit).
Deep sea fishing is always fun when I'm on board....lots of berley.
16-03-2009, 09:21 PM
LOL @ Berrie
tummy churning stuff that.
Did you watch the one with the Passenger Liner? Woweeeee, what a ride.
16-03-2009, 09:31 PM
Yep looks a bit rough,
Be interesting using the head.
Fully agree PGC, I'm happy to stay a land lubber.
16-03-2009, 11:21 PM
Man could you imagine attacking seas like that in one of the early sailing ships?? Man those guys must have been either very brave or very dumb. I hate going on boats, always lose my sense of equilibrium but I never yak:P.
now thats too scary for me
16-03-2009, 11:49 PM
^^ I know that my underpants would end up being a write-off if I was on one of those ships. :eek:
17-03-2009, 12:15 AM
Not my thing either. Biggest seas I was out in were about 20ft, enough for me.
My workmate used to be an engineer on Ore Carriers, reckoned they got up a slow roll in heavy seas like a big pendulum. Swears him and his mate walked up the engine pillars and down again before it swung back the other way. Too scary for me.
Definitely a good video. But honestly, during my time at sea in the 70s, going around the Cape of Good Hope approaching from the east coast of Africa, there were many times when we went through seas a great deal rougher than that.
This particular location is notorious for being rough, and there were many times when the entire front end of the ship (similar in size to that on the video - but an oil tanker) would come down off the swell top into the trough, and disappear below the surface so that it looked like the sea was coming towards the rear accomodation block engulfing everything in it's path. The natural buoyancy of an oil tanker meant that the ship would slowly creep back above the wave just in time for it to do the same again .... and again and again.
The first time this happened, I nearly sh-t myself, but although it never exactly got enjoyable, it did become less frightening.
17-03-2009, 06:30 AM
I was out in HMAS Melbourne (our old aircraft carrier) when we nosed down and took a greeny over the flight deck. It would have been a great ride for a surfer. Probably only 40ft sea but we just happened to be the right distance between two waves and the bow went down in a trough just as the wave arrived.
17-03-2009, 09:20 AM
This one?? :-
Enjoy your cruise! :eyepop:
17-03-2009, 09:50 AM
Not nice at all. :eyepop: I have no desire to tackle that kind of sea.
I was on a charter boat fishing off Morton ( Brisbane) years ago. A woman became very sea sick and in only moderate seas. She went below and made a heck of a mess. The skipper radioed shore and she was hauled off the boat by chopper ( helicopter).
We heard that the woman recovered 5 mins after getting back on land. Hard to believe after seeing the condition she was in when leaving.
A swim can do the same to overcome sea-sickness.;):whistle:
17-03-2009, 10:08 AM
17-03-2009, 10:54 AM
ROFL.. BerrieK, Your avid description is rather vivid of the poor woman's experience on the fishing charter I was on.
17-03-2009, 01:05 PM
They were very very brave. They all knew the loss rate around Cape Horn for instance.
There is a book "The War with Cape Horn", by Alan Villiers, in which he describes one of those big Cape Horn sailing ships just sailing straight under, and not reappearing, under the pressure of the wind and waves. One minute weathering it OK, the next sailing on for the bottom of the sea.
19-03-2009, 01:54 AM
I'd yak AND crap myself to death if I was faced with seas like these...
19-03-2009, 07:19 AM
Well I get seasick on wet grass so, as much as I enjoy being awed by the power of the sea, that's close enough for me!:lol:
19-03-2009, 08:05 AM
LMAO @ pgc :D
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