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    Default Anybody want to play in the surf

    high pucker factor here i'd say and i used to think the copper river flats were bad(guess i'm a wimp)

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    THAT IS ONE PLACE I WOULDN'T WANT TO BE!!!
    got a couple buddys out in the sound right now, hopefully holed up somewhere, was blowing 77mph and gusting to 90 in Whittier last night!!

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    Yikes, doesnt sound like fun at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by POLE BENDER View Post
    THAT IS ONE PLACE I WOULDN'T WANT TO BE!!!
    got a couple buddys out in the sound right now, hopefully holed up somewhere, was blowing 77mph and gusting to 90 in Whittier last night!!

    What type of boat does your buddy have? T-day night was long. Even though we were holed up in Culrose the wind was blowing like crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hewey 260 View Post
    What type of boat does your buddy have? T-day night was long. Even though we were holed up in Culrose the wind was blowing like crazy.
    24 foot North River, they went out on Saturday and had an awsome ride to Naked, talked to them Sunday morning, they were looking for a place to hide as it was blowing already in Whitttier. cant wait to hear there story!

    sorry Steve, not trying to steal your thread

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    That's why I made the decision to come home on Saturday and catch the weather window. It was leave Sat or stay till Wed. Hope everything is going ok for them.

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    Kinda looks like Pribilof Island area. It was always scary to watch the crabbers come into the St. George harbor when it was rough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NERKA71 View Post
    Kinda looks like Pribilof Island area. It was always scary to watch the crabbers come into the St. George harbor when it was rough.
    Pic was taken around St Paul.

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    Looks like they are surfing into the St. Paul harbor to me. A fine vessel there and a great photo. IMO, it may not be the biggest or the newest but still one of the better crabbers out there on the Bering.

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    Ah yes , memories of crabbing. 13 years and 2 days ago was the end of that stuff for me. Got too dangerous so captain and crew all decided to quit at the same time. Was good timing as minutes later the boat was gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonanza View Post
    Was good timing as minutes later the boat was gone.

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    On our way back to Homer from the Pribilofs. Holed up in a bay. NW wind started and increased steadily and we lost our anchor about 5 am. Kept getting worse and we went out to beat ice but couldnt keep up. Big williwaw pushes her on her side and never recovered. I always say there were 4 things that saved us. #1 the skipper was on the radio with CG for 2 hours before it happened. #2 It didn't sink fast, as it took us a long time to get off. We had to beat a foot of ice off the raft with our fists. #3 It was by then daylight which is short in Dec. And #4 They flew. Chopper crew got the Distinguished Flying Cross for the rescue. They said they were getting salt water at 400 feet- steady 90 knots and gusting higher. They ran out of de-icer and were flying blind (guy at the door directing) while a swimmer came down and helped each of us (5) get from raft to basket. It was just like in the movies. He swam up to the raft and said "Good morning gentlemen. My name is Mike. Is everybody here?" Those guys are amazing beyond words!

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