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Old 06 May 2005, 13:30   #21
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Hey only trying to be humerous!
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Old 06 May 2005, 13:34   #22
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This is real ribing, not like the ribing the English guys in the 5.5 m. with a too big A-frame do inside the Solent in 1m. waves!
Since when was the only real ribing driving around in circles launching yourself off waves?
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Old 06 May 2005, 14:33   #23
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This is real ribing, not like the ribing the English guys in the 5.5 m. with a too big A-frame do inside the Solent in 1m. waves!

Well, I'm not an english guy, but who needs a big boat to please himself ?
For me. Now I have four boats from 13 foot till 85 foot.
I really get the most pleasure from the second-smallest one. And hopefully soon it will be the third one and that one isn't that big eighter.

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Old 09 May 2005, 12:35   #24
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The biggest seas I have ever been in is off the west coast of America, a place called Eureka. It is where the USG train for capsize drill, Bloody huge great seas.40-50 ft rolling, breaking waves on a narrow enterance. No wonder the Americans are good at surfing!
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Old 09 May 2005, 13:30   #25
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Alan,

What type of boat were you in? I have seen videos of the USCG rolling around in that surf. Pretty crazy stuff.

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There was a really good article in Sportsboat and Rib magazine about an extreme rib ride lot down in Tenby - they USED to drive for Thousand Island tours before they closed down - they are still using an Ocean Dynamics RIB - has to be THE ultimate big RIB for using in shallow rough water or surf!!!

http://www.venturejet.co.uk/gallery.htm

I would just LOVE one of those Ocean Dynamics boats!!! There were some great pics in the mag - shame they haven't got them on the website!!!

The fact the boats don't have a transom just shows how rough the water is they operate in - the water just pours straight out the back!!!
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Old 19 May 2005, 14:21   #27
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The biggest seas I have ever been in is off the west coast of America, a place called Eureka. It is where the USG train for capsize drill, Bloody huge great seas.40-50 ft rolling, breaking waves on a narrow enterance. No wonder the Americans are good at surfing!
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I think the most extreme west coast US site is held to be the Columbia Bar, where the Columbia River empties into the Pacific. Bit north of Eureka, forming the border between Washington and Oregon.

Coast Guard Station Astoria

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