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Old 02 February 2006, 15:45   #11
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Stunning pics - it does look a bit like Wales and he IS in a Welsh boat!!!

Whenever I see the word Catalina I think of the stunning flying boats!!!
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Old 04 February 2006, 13:32   #12
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Catalina Seaplane

Not sure if it was a Catalina flying boat , but still pretty impressive! The one below made several landings in the Bay last October.Would have loved to be out there to photograph it(maybe next time).
But it got into a little trouble when a bilge pump failed and the plane started to take on water and tip.
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/5102278/detail.html
cheers Dal
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Old 04 February 2006, 14:06   #13
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Not sure if it was a Catalina flying boat , but still pretty impressive! The one below made several landings in the Bay last October.Would have loved to be out there to photograph it(maybe next time).
But it got into a little trouble when a bilge pump failed and the plane started to take on water and tip.
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/5102278/detail.html
cheers Dal
It's an old Dornier - they all have a certain "look" about them - after a bit of Googling it's a DO24 to be exact.

In the link you posted it says one of the crewmembers is called "Iren Dornier" - strange or what!!!

I think these old seaplanes/flying boats are stunning - once was lucky enough to be given a trip in a restored Short Sunderland which was massive - flown by an amazing bloke called Dizzy Addicot - he was flying warbirds in his 80s - he died just before christmas in a car accident. He flew all sorts and used to be a test pilot - he flew in loads of films including Memphis Belle - a true gent!!!
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Old 31 March 2006, 18:32   #14
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thanks boatster, that sounds like a great trip. we're hoping to set up a trip out to s.cruz in time for a south swell. maybe we could run together?
i'll let you know when.
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Old 01 April 2006, 12:43   #15
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Haha yeah I've been out there quite a few times. Send me a PM when you plan to go. Who knows I might be able to get away.
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Old 11 April 2006, 16:07   #16
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Nice job with the pics and slideshow.

A few questions:

Where did you launch out of?
How much fuel did you end up burning on your trip?
How much was your room on the island?


Congrats;

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Old 20 April 2006, 23:41   #17
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how far to santa cruz island?

hiya boatster,
where do you launch from to get a quick crossing to s.cruz?
and what kind of fuel usage do you plan on? how much did
you carry on your sr4? thanks for any help,
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Old 21 April 2006, 17:30   #18
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Not sure if it was a Catalina flying boat , but still pretty impressive! The one below made several landings in the Bay last October.Would have loved to be out there to photograph it(maybe next time).
But it got into a little trouble when a bilge pump failed and the plane started to take on water and tip.
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/5102278/detail.html
cheers Dal
What about the flying fish? Did you see any when you went to Catalina Island? I hear there are alot of them around Catalina Island. Especially at night. They even have boat tours to see them. You shine a light at night and you can see alot of them flying, sometimes into the boat. Maybe it is just a seasonal thing.
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Old 21 April 2006, 17:55   #19
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Nice job,

Impressed with your narrative.

because your so good with the slideshow/computer stuff any chance of some video footage next time.

PS.

Fancy a ten year swap with me. I'd like to taste some more LA time.
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i have done four trips from SD to carbo san lucas and two from panama to long beach. we did all our sailing around this area getting ready for the LA yacht race.

sorry to say its a dump the coast is full of nothing. the sharks are cool and the seals but there is no little bays, harbours. ever catalina islands are a mini LA mc donalds and all. were do you go on your rib from there? santa barbara?
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