the New Years Day Wave

Discussion in 'Stability' started by Boston, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    In the process of choosing a boat that is seaworthy I came across this little jewel

    at about 2:45 into the film

    kinda makes me think seaworthy is relative
  2. alex folen
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    alex folen Flynpig

    yep, seaworthy is relative, no matter what. Let science dictate it for you.
  3. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    thats a the second flicker in a series of 5 called "freak wave (1 of 5 )"
    well worth watching
    and ya
    in the early Alaskan explorations the Eskimo's constantly warned the whites that they should camp away from the shoreline as ice can suddenly jump inland hundreds of feet
    course they got ignored until one glorious day

    just goes to prove seeing is believing eh


  4. Bob E
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    Bob E some day

    I video taped a seaman who was at the helm of the USS Makassar Strait, CVE91, while in the hurricane before the Okinawa invasion. The Mighty Mak was Casablanca class (jeep) aircraft carrier.

    He said that he was looking out and relieved at seeing dark clear sky ahead only to come to realize that he was seeing the face of a huge wave. The wave rolled down the deck and broke around the ship's island. During the storm several small ships were lost, a larger carrier had the front of her flight deck peeled back and a cruiser lost 50 feet or so off the bow. (officer's quarters so no great loss.)

    The Mak had 14 cracks open in her hull and was pulled from the Okinawa campaign before it's completion because a pilot noticed she was trailing oil. They were afraid that Kamikazis might be able to locate the ship so her air squadron, VC97, was moved to the Shipley Bay another Casablanca class carrier.

    The Mak spent the rest of the war refresher training replacement pilots out of Saipan and Pearl Harbor.

    The seaman's name was Charles Doak, he was to be host for the Mak reuinion in September of 2001 in Maine. I suspect the stress of how 9-11 changed all travel plans and plans he had made for military tours, I suspect that stress contributed to his death.

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