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post #22 of Old 08-28-2011
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Not to defend them, but, unless you've been in the midst of one of these storms, you don't know what you'll do. If they got caught out in this thing, I'd imagine everything that went bad all went bad in a hurry. With the wind pushing the rain sideways, before you know it, you have zero visibity and the wind is trying it's best to shove you off the deck and out of the cockpit. It's hard to say what these people go into. The report says 6' waves and 45mph winds, but that's the bottom and doesn't include the speed of the gusts they had to be getting hammered with. They're very lucky.
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