Fancy a day out in a fishing boat?

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  1. ioweddie

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    This video is of commercial fishing boats returning from fishing off the
    coast of Washington and Oregon . They are crossing the Columbia Bar, which
    is the site the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean .

    This is designated as one of the most dangerous ports of entry anywhere in
    the world. There are at least eight to 10 deaths per year with people trying
    to get in or out in boats that are not made for this kind of severe beating
    - the kind you will see these boats going through.

    These boats are self-righting, have a super low center of gravity, sealed
    engine compartments, basically bullet proof glass windows, double steel
    hulls. Well, you get the idea.

    They are commercial shrimp and fishing boats. The Coast Guard has closed it to any other boats due to waves of 35 to 45 feet. It is quite a sight to
    see.

    http://www.youtube.com/embed/ByGSMmenPDM?rel=0
     
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  2. MD5

    MD5 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    As an old Devonian seadog mate of mine would so eloquently say: "We were floating around like a turd in a p1sspot!"
     
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    What ever it is they catch i bet it's expensive!

    Tony.
     
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    As someone who owns boats, my 'old saying' is Sod that for a game of soldiers.
     
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    I would seriously chunder on those!
     
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    Got to be an easier way of making a living. I dont go out if there's a three foot swell here in the bristol channel....
     
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    Errr...sure you've got the right link?

    2 fishing vessels brave the Grey River bar in full flood. Greymouth New Zealand

    And they don't exactly look high tech.
     

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