Boat sinks in Jupiter Inlet

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We have several wicked bar Xings here in the PNW and they run from bad to worse, from north to south: LaPush; Westport; the natorious CRB-Columbia River Bar, which amongst others individuals has claimed several Coast Guard lives and many a commercial/private vessels. Conditions change in minutes and it is all about respect and proper scheduling/timing the xing and being willing to abort AND when you do cross, making sure to tie down coolers, etc. to avoid shifting weight.
The perspective of the USCG 47' makes these waves seem smaller than they really are.
 

Rusty Rod

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We have several wicked bar Xings here in the PNW and they run from bad to worse, from north to south: LaPush; Westport; the natorious CRB-Columbia River Bar, which amongst others individuals has claimed several Coast Guard lives and many a commercial/private vessels. Conditions change in minutes and it is all about respect and proper scheduling/timing the xing and being willing to abort AND when you do cross, making sure to tie down coolers, etc. to avoid shifting weight.
The perspective of the USCG 47' makes these waves seem smaller than they really are.

Wow, what a video! That's some crazy stuff!
 

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We have several wicked bar Xings here in the PNW and they run from bad to worse, from north to south: LaPush; Westport; the natorious CRB-Columbia River Bar, which amongst others individuals has claimed several Coast Guard lives and many a commercial/private vessels. Conditions change in minutes and it is all about respect and proper scheduling/timing the xing and being willing to abort AND when you do cross, making sure to tie down coolers, etc. to avoid shifting weight.
The perspective of the USCG 47' makes these waves seem smaller than they really are.

Worth noting the 47's are rated for full roll-over. Of course they undergo about $100K in damage when they do. Surfmen are pretty bad ass and if you do roll one you likely won't be the pilot for long.
 

Eyekymo

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That video almost looks computer generated, up until the guy gets near land. The bow is plowing more than any boatI have seen under 30', with no vertical movement at all. It looks like it is full to the gills with water.
 

Eyekymo

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We have several wicked bar Xings here in the PNW and they run from bad to worse, from north to south: LaPush; Westport; the natorious CRB-Columbia River Bar, which amongst others individuals has claimed several Coast Guard lives and many a commercial/private vessels. Conditions change in minutes and it is all about respect and proper scheduling/timing the xing and being willing to abort AND when you do cross, making sure to tie down coolers, etc. to avoid shifting weight.
The perspective of the USCG 47' makes these waves seem smaller than they really are.
Respect is the key word. Those waves turned the 47er in a second. Badass!
 

Ship

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Made me think of this picture from the past.


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