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Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:12 pm 
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Kinda off topic, but thought some of the devotees of kayak surfing might want to check out this sequence of photos of a 47-foot motor life boat taking a big wave head-on. Morro Bay, CA. This boat is the same type used by the CCG. There is a USCG school across the Columbia where they train Coasties for these conditions, using this same type of vessel.

http://www.pbase.com/roberthouse/cg2007

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Holy cow, Dave. Those are amazing photos -- and an amazing boat. I'd love to go for a ride in one of those (but perhaps in a bit lighter conditions than that in the photo).

I know little about these boats but here's a photo of the 47' Canadian Coast Guard vessel Cape McKay at Bamfield. I have no idea how it compares to the boat in the photos you linked to:

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and here's the sign that displays her specs:

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Dan, pretty sure it is the same design. Wikipedia indicates different engines, but that the same design is made in Canada under license by MetalCraft Marine:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_life ... life_boats

Couple shots of the boats they made: http://www.metalcraftmarine.com/html/mlb.html

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A little video of one of these in smaller surf. Best part is near the end.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDh7i0rphfc

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Astoriadave wrote:
A little video of one of these in smaller surf. Best part is near the end.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDh7i0rphfc


Great Vid! The prop really shoots water out a ways when the boat is up-side-down.

I grew up across the creek from you on the Long Beach Peninsula and the Coast Guard always tried, surf conditions permitting, to do a rolling demo during the 4th of July. They also did demo helo rescues at the same time. Pretty cool stuff!


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