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Old 30 October 2004, 10:46   #1
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Warning Off The East Anglian Coast

Went out this morning from Levington and as I pasted Felixstowe Docks I came across this ship that had lost around 30,forty foot containers overboard.I don't know where they were lost but they would do a fair amount of damage to both the boat and it's crew if you hit one at speed.I was told once,they take a while to sink and that they will float with very little showing.BEWARE.
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Old 30 October 2004, 10:56   #2
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not good

That can be a real hazzard. I remember cruising on me dads boat, from Lowestoft to harwich once and coming across a container. Not good when you have 15t of motor cruiser at 16kts. Lucky for us our Mk1 eyeballs were working that day

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Old 30 October 2004, 14:42   #3
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oh god that would be disaster hitting one of those. Over here in California we also have to avoid these large disk like fish called sunfish. They can weigh up to a ton and they like to float on the top of the ocean to relax. I've heard many stories of people damaging their lower units after hitting those fish at speed.
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From the fish's point of view, I bet it spoiled the sunbathing.
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heard many stories of people damaging their lower units after hitting those fish at speed.
Sounds painful!
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