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Old 04 June 2013, 11:01   #21
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Windsurfer masts are 15' high. So that gives you some scale as to the "chop" we have here.
Is that chop, or actual swell over a bar?

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Old 04 June 2013, 12:49   #22
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It's swell but not over a bar.

Basically you have a big river with a ton of wind fetch and winds in the 30-40+ ranges that runs against a strong current.

Add high cliff walls and narrow restrictions in the river and you end up with over 15' swell on the right days in localized areas like the hatchery as pictured.

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Old 04 June 2013, 18:10   #23
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It's swell but not over a bar.

Basically you have a big river with a ton of wind fetch and winds in the 30-40+ ranges that runs against a strong current.

Add high cliff walls and narrow restrictions in the river and you end up with over 15' swell on the right days in localized areas like the hatchery as pictured.

Fun to surf with RIB
Wow, now that could get nasty if you weren't keeping an eye out in your rib
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Old 16 August 2013, 20:33   #24
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Double Damned

To follow up, here's some shots of the final product in action.

We are providing a rescue / photo boat for a sailboat race "Double Damned" with a reputation of extreme conditions. This year was quite mild.

Some beautiful photos of the race and location here if you are interested.
OUTSIDE IMAGES NAUTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY | Double Damned Race 2013

These photos taken by Sean Trew. Link here.
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This video shows the normal crazy conditions of the race
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Wow that setup looks great! How did it fare in the foul weather?
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Wow that setup looks great! How did it fare in the foul weather?
He's got a windshield and a windshield wiper on it. Perfect for up there!
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Old 17 August 2013, 13:12   #27
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It works just fine in big waves and wind, aka Hawaii, the Gorge.

After 40kts headwind, I think that is when would be better to have bimini folded. But that's not a normal day by any means. We go out every day in 20-30kts wind and no problems.

It's very easy to fold the console back with the bimini still up to get to the diesel. That is the challenge with any top on a Willard diesel cause the console needs to fold. Basically, quick release one set of after bimini poles and fold it back.

Would be a good setup for the tropics too I think. Nice shade back there.
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To follow up, here's some shots of the final product in action.

We are providing a rescue / photo boat for a sailboat race "Double Damned" with a reputation of extreme conditions. This year was quite mild.

Some beautiful photos of the race and location here if you are interested.
OUTSIDE IMAGES NAUTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY | Double Damned Race 2013

These photos taken by Sean Trew. Link here.
https://www.facebook.com/sean.trew/m...5963463&type=1

This video shows the normal crazy conditions of the race
That is some mad sailing and on a river too
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You did an n credible job on this! If you don't mind me asking what was the final bid on the top? Top notch work!!
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Thanks Ryan.

Base arch @3k, out the door with paint, accessories, lights, board rack, etc. @4k
Bimini @1.3k

The vendors were fantastic. Samson specializes in wakeboard towers and has a lot of nice bits like CNC cut mounting and folding bits. They also work hard in hand wit the bimini guys.

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