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Old 11 January 2008, 18:07   #1
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Surfing with the US Coastguard...

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Old 12 January 2008, 09:06   #2
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Maybe they should change their boats to trawlers rather like the ones used in the program deadliest catch in the Bering sea, as their boats take a battering by 40'+ waves all to often going by the program makers
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The Motor Lifeboats are 47'. They are a quick response/heavy weather/surf rescue vessel. Nice boats. Reasonably fast (25kts max)

The boats in Deadliest Catch are all well over a hundred feet. Most are probably closer to 200. Cruise of about 10 kts, I'd imagine (that's a guess.)

I'd like to se one of the crab boats grab a foundering boat going onto the beach. That'd be a hoot.

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Old 14 January 2008, 08:33   #4
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To be honest I only posted as they say tongue in cheek as they do both serve different types of sea needs as you point out and as you say it would be interesting seeing it haul a boat of the sands maybe they would hook it with their crane and just sling it on deck with the crab pots...but on the other hand I don't think the 47' motor lifeboats would stand much of a chance in the Bering sea especially trying to raise and lower any form of weight over the side in big seas, the crab boats are between 95ish feet and around 150' for the biggest according to the series
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Old 15 January 2008, 15:23   #5
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Size isn't everything at sea. I would rather be in a 22' Corribee in the South Atlantic than a Sunseeker 75 any day - of course a Fisher 37 would be even better!!!


For a pretty seaworthy boat have a look at the Nordhavns - their 40 footer is quite capable of a circumnavigation.

And for homegrown fun even planing hulls can cut it in the rough.

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Sure you would, reason being it would make no difference both would be cruising the bottom of the sea at the first sign of the enormous seas this area can generate
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Katie Miller and Ellen MacArthur have both sailed Corribees around Britain and the little boat has also crossed the Atlantic and made many other impressive passages.

It wouldn't be my choice but it's amazing what people have done with very small boats. The Corribee is actually 21' but that is big compared to some.

In 1892 someone crossed in a boat 14' 6". The current record holders are getting silly - Hugo Vihlen in a boat 5' 4" and Tom McNally in a boat 5' 4.5" - that 1/2 inch must have made a load of difference!!!
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