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Old 08-20-2007, 11:08 PM
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I am sure this has made the rounds here, but it is a classic!!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=HBbD5oD5FTY
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:11 PM
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Here's another good one.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=6i-HtlQa2I0
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:01 AM
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There's another one of those prototype 33' SAFE boats with triple outboards. Didn't a video pop up here on THT last year showing one of those in Miami or Key West?
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:15 AM
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There are two of them operating here full time. Nice boats, according to the operators I've talked to, they pass everything on the water except the fuel dock.
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:56 AM
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The 25' SAFE boats are pretty nice, as well.

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Old 08-21-2007, 12:31 PM
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CayoHueso - 8/21/2007 8:15 AM

There are two of them operating here full time. Nice boats, according to the operators I've talked to, they pass everything on the water except the fuel dock.
the crew i talked to said they only did 40kts or something because their houses are so heavy.
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Old 08-21-2007, 04:17 PM
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So what is wrong with th e way the CG got the sailboat away from the rocks? I would have done the same thing. The Sailboat was not aground. It was getting smashed into the cliff face. Much more control pulling backwards, never mind keeping the props away from getting foulde in lines & the crew member having to work over the engines. JMO
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Old 08-21-2007, 04:46 PM
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signmansez - 8/20/2007 11:11 PM

Here's another good one.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=6i-HtlQa2I0
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Coast Guard method

Helicopter pilot method

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Old 08-21-2007, 06:18 PM
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I just happened to post the video of the CG rescue here. Not knocking anything they did. It looks like it was a pretty successful grab.
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