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Busting through an inlet...

Inlets can be among the most dangerous segments of any passage. I've been through many of them, some were a piece of cake, some were sheer panic. Here's a classic example of the later. Not sure where it is, but the water is pretty filthy and I suspect it's somewhere in New England judging by the fishing rigs.

Incredible video - fishing boats in rough sea - YouTube

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Ho Lee Crap! And I thought coming in and out of Hillsboro Inlet could give you a rough ride! Where is that?

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Info on the video says, Grey River Bar in full flood. Greymouth, NZ.

It didn't look like a US boat. The name on the radar and fishing gear set up gave that away.

That was crazy bad. I try not to watch these things. They make my heart race too much...
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Re: Busting through an inlet...

I had to remind myself to breathe a few times during that video. Not for me, no thank you!
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Had to look it up. It's scary bad there.
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Re: Busting through an inlet...

Been to Greymouth in NZ. The whole South Island is very 'challenging' for sailors. There is a reason why Kiwi sailors are so good. I wonder if the pay for these fishermen includes an underwear allowance.

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Dang... that is really hardcore. Makes you wonder about the risks people take to make a living.

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Ho Lee Crap! And I thought coming in and out of Hillsboro Inlet could give you a rough ride!
I liked Hillsboro better than going out Government Cut in 8' incoming rollers.

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I do not want to do that. Against the tide with a following sea. No way.
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Re: Busting through an inlet...

yea the bars over here can be a bit dicey,but remember you dont have to cross them usually waiting a day or three and they may calm down.A friend of mine has a motor in his trawler out of a boat wrecked on the greymouth bar all three guys on board drowned.Happens about once every 3 years.
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