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Old 27 September 2010, 05:08   #11
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I love that clip watched it many times before now and does engender the real power of the sea


Also it makes me appreciate the construction of lighthouses and I read some stuff about the guys who made those structures .. which endure those kind of events ..amazing
Aye bigmuzz ,no cats and jcb,s in those days ,LOL, it was crow bars ,hammers, chisels and a rope around your waist ,,,and a pork dripping sandwich in your pocket .
John smeaton of Leeds designed some of the better ones the 3rd Eddystone lighthouse for one, he was also the inventer and pioneer of hydrolic lime concreate and the father civil engineering as we know it today .
some of the hardest millstone grit stone for building lighthouses at that time also came from leeds ,,Grace darlings light house ,longstone at the farnes was just one of them ,
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Old 27 September 2010, 07:34   #12
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Ignore the crap music some moron's added to this clip, but these days were fun




The Flandre was a wonderful ship to work on, an enduring memory is the fantastic chef tied to his counter in a F8 whilst busily opening scallops with a knife... remarkable. The skipper is the only person I know who can stand on the bridge in such conditions without a single piece of ash falling off the ever present cigarette

Newer ship (Abeille Bourbon) is much more stable, but covers the same patch on call. That footage isn't over remarkable for a Breton winter by the way.
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Ignore the crap music some moron's added to this clip, but these days were fun




The Flandre was a wonderful ship to work on, an enduring memory is the fantastic chef tied to his counter in a F8 whilst busily opening scallops with a knife... remarkable. The skipper is the only person I know who can stand on the bridge in such conditions without a single piece of ash falling off the ever present cigarette

Newer ship (Abeille Bourbon) is much more stable, but covers the same patch on call. That footage isn't over remarkable for a Breton winter by the way.
Holy sh*t .. they must have been feeling brave that day .. you'd have to wonder how much a boat could handle getting slammed like that
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WOW! thats some big seas! makes you realise how strong ships are when the put up with punishment like that!!
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Ignore the crap music some moron's added to this clip, but these days were fun




The Flandre was a wonderful ship to work on, an enduring memory is the fantastic chef tied to his counter in a F8 whilst busily opening scallops with a knife... remarkable. The skipper is the only person I know who can stand on the bridge in such conditions without a single piece of ash falling off the ever present cigarette

Newer ship (Abeille Bourbon) is much more stable, but covers the same patch on call. That footage isn't over remarkable for a Breton winter by the way.
If you look carfully you should be able to see my fins as I dive. My RIB is moored up behind the lighthouse

havener, when will you be over next ?
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If anyone's interested, the footage on youtube (which someone's nicked) is from a film Chasseurs de Tempetes about the work of the Abeille Flandre, which is the French guard ship for the Mer d'Iroise based out of Brest (or was until replaced).

http://www.vodeo.tv/documentaire/chasseurs-de-tempetes

It's all in French, but that doesn't take away from the footage. (use the Achat Illimite option to donwload it).

The clip shown is responding to a disabled tanker not too far from the coast, hence the foot to the floor speed.

Pablo, I'll PM you.
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Hi, not as big sea's, but excellent video's and music, search safehaven marine, excellent boats, wish I had the cash !!!
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