"Hall & Stavert of Prince Edward Island, Canada built these 47 foot Coast Guard boats. The boats are self righting in about 30 seconds, and needless to say all crew are strapped into their seats with multiple harnesses. Believe it or not, this is the kind of seas these boats were designed to handle. There are about 200 of these boats around the US coast, and several have been delivered to the CCG also. Large storm swells reached Morro Bay California on December 4, 2007, bringing 15-20 foot swells with some plus sets. A U.S. Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Life Boat was out for practice maneuvers in the large surf, which is not unusual. However, a large wave hit that was probably more than they bargained for .. At least it's the hardest I've ever seen them get hit. The air was filled with mist, and they were quite distant, so at times were just a shadow in the mist. I've adjusted them for better visibility, however the quality of the photos is not the greatest due to the above conditions, and futile attempts to keep the lens dry."

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