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Wow! Look at the size of the seas!

Check out this video: Stranded Cruise Ship Hit By Huge Waves - Fox News Video - FoxNews.com

That is a serious storm. How big are those seas? I would estimate a solid 40+ footers. Maybe 50+ with some that appear even larger. Don't you know there was a lot of puking on that cruise ship!! How would you like to be in a sailboat in that!??

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Wow, that's scary!

My complete refit is taking completely too long!
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Must be one of the Antarctic mini cruise ships.. Also, looked like lines crossing the gap between the (chopper? another ship?) and the cruise ship...

Those are pricey trips.. I imagine there weren't too many happy customers.

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Yep. That's freakin' spooky.

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Wasn't Jessica Watson in seas that big during her circumnavigation in her S&S 34?

I can't imagine. The sea is no joke. If the waves are long enough I guess you just float over them, but wow.
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It seems that most pictures and video do not capture waves effectively... this most certainly does!
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Nice movie. Not so nice for the passangers

Some movies with fishermen. I have a huge respect for these guys.
Some nice Celtic music too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxCVrtCjra4&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS60RKv5K2g&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH5cPH12Fd0

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The CN Ferryboats between NS and Newfoundland encounter seas like this quite often. ... and yes you need hipboots inside when this happens. :-o
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Nice movie. Not so nice for the passangers

Some movies with fishermen. I have a huge respect for these guys.
Some nice Celtic music too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxCVrtCjra4&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS60RKv5K2g&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH5cPH12Fd0

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I get a queezy stomach just watching those!

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