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Old 12 June 2014, 16:26   #1
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RIB's to the rescue!

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Old 12 June 2014, 17:14   #2
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The RIB in that pic was launched from a USCG cutter.

Found it interesting that the guy was planning on kayaking the 2400-odd miles to Hawaii, but after a week had gone 60.

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That RIB makes my Zodiac look like a toy that comes with a Happy Meal
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Where were those pics taken? I assume that's on an 87' cutter? (First 2 digits of the USCG hull number should give you the boat length, up to the 87's anyway.) That would make that the smaller Defender Jet RIB (about 18 to 20'.)

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These were taken last year in Alameda when there was a festival at Jack London. The USCG let the public on to explore the boat. Not sure if it was an 87. Very impressive boat and crew. I offered them a trade for my orange SR4 but they didn't bite. My Zodiacs at Sal's btw, letting the pros handle that seam.
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Oakland USCG station (which is, I think, referred to as CG Sector San Francisco) normally has at least 2 87's on the dock, Pike and Tern. Often there will be a transient boat as well.

Hope Sal gets your boat done in short order.

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