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#1 Estar

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:28 PM

http://www.youtube.c...d&v=flC5eztQo2M

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:16 PM

Amazing video! Where and when?

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:09 PM

Amazing video! Where and when?


Apparently . . . September 7, Toquart Bay, in Barkley Sound (west coast of Vancouver island - a place where they have had a couple different whales make 'home' over the years). When we were last cruising there, there was a killer whale attacking (and breaking) rudders.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:39 PM

Where's Richard Harris when you need him?

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:12 PM

Great, now not only is "which anchor" the religion topic of boating, but one also has to consider what the whale thinks??? Too complicated!

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:50 PM

I guess anything with barbs is out...whales are catch & release around here.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:08 AM

I got an email from a customer describing how a whale did a bunch of damage to his boat while moored in Niue. One of the losses was an a- sail but the anti-torque rope was the only thing keeping the boat attached to the seabed so it didn't die in vain. He said the the anti-torque rope got extremely hot under the load and started to melt in spots. Bizarre.

Some details and pics on our website if anyone is interested - http://islandplanets..._boat_niue.html

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:03 AM

"Hey, you scratched my anchor!"

Amazing stuff.....

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:52 PM

Whale my ass. Godzilla. Look at the Vendee fleet if you want see more examples of his work. :angry:

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:01 PM

JFC

One more example of how puny we realy are when it comes to the sea. So, what if the rope wouldn't have broke? Boat gets dragged to sea? I'm guessing a whale could easily dive and pull that thing down with it, no?

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 11:20 PM

JFC

One more example of how puny we realy are when it comes to the sea. So, what if the rope wouldn't have broke? Boat gets dragged to sea? I'm guessing a whale could easily dive and pull that thing down with it, no?


I would think a boat like that would have thousands of pounds of bouyancy. A whale is probably close to neutrally bouyant. It could never drag down the boat.

It could however, hurt itself badly caught up in the rope. And tear cleats off the boat. And leave the boat adrift.

Amazing video.




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