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Old 09 April 2006, 00:20   #1
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SAFE boats

Seems the foam boats are catching on!
SAFE (Secured Around Flotation Equiped ) used to be the sole property of the Coast Guard. Have seen a few civilian versions around recently, and caught these kids out having fun today.
Quite a mixture out on the water today, from tall ships to "clown cars"
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Old 10 April 2006, 12:08   #2
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I know the "clown car" you speak of from a sailor's forum. He goes by DaWoody, professional photagrapher of sailing events, including America's Cup
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Old 10 April 2006, 15:08   #3
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Those old sailing ships are stunning!!!
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Old 10 April 2006, 19:23   #4
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DC,
yes, I know the guy, who is a local based here in san Diego.
We had a chat out there on the water,but I think he's a bit worried i am after his business. But he has the yachting world tied up, so he has no need to worry.
I had sent him several emails with photos and info;previously but had no response. I offered him some help offshore ,if it got a bit rough for his"Woodie" but again no reply. I would like to help him out ,just to learn and pick up some photographic tips. But I realise he is probably protecting his "ASSetts"

Codprawn; yes, I just love being out there and watching these ships manouvre,trying to get an edge.
Especially good as one of the ships fighting (The Lynx ) was featured in the Traditional Boats and Tall Ships magazine in the UK this month.
Also supplying advertising shots to the Maritime museum,helps them "Tolerate" the little orange RIB buzzing around . Must admit it's nice to see my work in the musuem flyers and local papers (even though it's not a paying job).
Good exposure though ,to try and pick up other work and excellent practise
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I remember taking a look at SAFE boats a few years ago. Very nice; but god-awful expensive. I didn't know they made them that small, either (assuming that actually was built by SAFE Boat Int'l.).

I noticed that our local SAFE boat (CG Monterey) was out of the water for about a month; it's back in as of last weekend, but seems to be missing the bow and stern pintle mounts for the M-240's. Not sure what's up with that.

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