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    Default You probably won't come back, but you have to go out....

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/o...gtype=Homepage

    Sorry I butchered the quote. It's actually: "You have to go out, but you don't have to come back."
    Last edited by Brian Palmer; 11-19-2018 at 10:15 PM.

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    Default Re: You probably won't come back, but you have to go out....

    I have read of that rescue and watched the movie. Few people can really appreciate the impossibility of that mission.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Default Re: You probably won't come back, but you have to go out....

    An amazing story. I got to help bring a sistership up the Columbia with Glen Cathers. At the time it was the only 36 footer in operation. Disney asked Glen if they could use his newly restored boat for the film, but wanted to cut holes in it for the interior shots. He declined, but turned them on to a fellow restorer who had an intact boat that needed replanking who jumped at the chance as the budget gave his project a serious shot in the arm.
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    Glen at Newport Or

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    Glen at helm of 36391 (Point Adams)

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    Glen keeping me honest while I steered.
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    Default Re: You probably won't come back, but you have to go out....

    "You have to go out...". Is that really true? In the days of rowed surf boats, the decision to launch or not to launch was made by the CG boat steerer, not the CG Station Commander. The boat steerer was a senior surf man elected by the other surf men. If the boat steerer decided that a rescue attempt would be suicidal, they did not launch. There was no obligation to commit suicide and his judgment was respected.

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    Default Re: You probably won't come back, but you have to go out....

    One version of the origin of the saying is in the middle of the page below.




    https://cgaviationhistory.org/sar/yo...-to-come-back/

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    Default Re: You probably won't come back, but you have to go out....

    Nice bit of history. Thanks Ian and Happy Thanksgiving!

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    I wonder what this movie will be?



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    Default Re: You probably won't come back, but you have to go out....

    "Poseidon Adventure III"?

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    Default Re: You probably won't come back, but you have to go out....

    Looking at the section cut out not a wet well…….

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    Default Re: You probably won't come back, but you have to go out....

    I was on the Vigilant based in New Bedford in the 70's. If they had storm warnings severe enough to close the storm dike we had to go out first and ride it out in Buzzards Bay.

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