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Daring flats boaters ponder their next adventure

The Brown brothers, two years apart and the middle of eight siblings, get along very well. That doesn't mean they agree on everything.

Like this summer, when they got caught in a treacherous storm in the Atlantic Ocean aboard their 21-foot flats boat. Somewhere along the stretch between the Shetland and Orkney islands off the coast of Scotland, as they hung on for dear life while being plastered by 15-foot waves, Bob Brown recalls that Ralph nearly got him killed at least six times.

"I only take credit for three," Ralph counters quickly.

"Six," Bob shoots back. "Six times I was almost a goner! And that was just one leg of the trip."

Click here to read a profile on the brothers in Tampa Bay Online.