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Old 03-25-2012
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Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
The VOR guys are taking a beating in the Southern Ocean. Watch the crew to starboard clip in after hanging vertically for a moment...

You know it's going to hurt when the helmsman completely lets go of the wheel and dives to the deck in anticipation of the wave strike. Watch the helmsman on the first wave strike, looks like he tries to assume a flying version of the "duck and cover" position.

After he lets go of the wheel, he looses his grip on whatever he grabbed (off screen) to starboard, and starts sliding down the deck to leward. As he's sliding down the deck he hooks the wheel with his arm to keep him from sliding all the way down and possibly overboard.

I'd venture to guess that there might be a puddle or two of slightly warmer water in that cockpit after that wave.

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Last edited by MedSailor; 03-25-2012 at 11:18 AM.
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