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  1. kippermoose

    Frigate on the rocks, 7th fleet innocent.

    I know they were shot full of adrenaline afterwards but the entire RT sequence in post#104 was sloppy and unprofessional in the extreme. If that's the way the Noggies run their Navy I for one am not impressed. You expect civvies to flummel and blether on the radio but not a Naval vessel, their comms were pitiful and certainly contributed to the crash as well as increasing uncertainty and confusion after it. They never even declared a MAYDAY. wtf? If a tanker dead ahead is a safe distance off the rocks - and you'd have to assume she must be- and there is a gaggle of other vessels to her stbd making a crossing manoeuvre hazardous - and why the digamma would you consider that why did the HI not turn stbd as she should have done and gone the conventional side, even if a little closer to both rocks and tanker than she'd like? The subsequent confusion and continued inept comms suggests a general lack of training and severe lack of leadership and management on the bridge. It looks and sounds to me like the inaction of an inexperienced and indecisive noob on the conn who dithered like a rabbit in the headlights not wanting to disturb the watch-change going on around him. Fekkin disgraceful. I thought the Norwegian Navy was made of better stuff - and they are one of the better European ones, God help us.
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    Deep Frying Turkey Aboard

    Seriously though, this thread is a spoof, no? Surely no one, no one in the world would actually deep fry a turkey? Not even those fat-crazed Murricans? It just doesn't seem possible anything so gross could happen.
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    Deep Frying Turkey Aboard

    I can't imagine the Abbot will be too impressed. Wouldn't this constitute a religious hate-crime? d'uh oh!
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Take him to Home Depot and buy him 100 sheets of plywood, 500ft of 2 x 4 and 10,000 nails. And a Harleysaki. Sit back end enjoy!
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    Musicians Who Deserve Their Great Reputations

    Gimme Zappa. Every time. No one, bar perhaps the Captain, gets anywhere close to his musicianship and inventiveness.
  6. Just for once we've got something bigger than you lot do over here in Yurrup! Check out this little beauty, the SS Richard Montgomery, a WW2 liberty ship that sunk in the Thames estuary just off the port of Sheerness with 1500Tons of ordnance on board. She's right on the edge of a heavy shipping channel and if something big ploughed into her... Even in wartime conditions when everyone was used to getting blown up on a daily basis it was deemed too dangerous to get all the cargo off so it's still there today. Just waiting. 1.5 miles off Sheerness and 8 off Southend, though it would do the world a favour if she did blow cos she'd cause £500M of improvements to the area. 286 × 2,000 lb (910 kg) high explosive bombs 4,439 × 1,000 lb (450 kg) bombs of various types 1,925 × 500 lb (230 kg) bombs 2,815 fragmentation bombs and bomb clusters Various explosive booster charges Various smoke bombs, including white phosphorus bombs Various pyrotechnic signals Training mines in Puget Sound indeed! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Richard_Montgomery
  7. Holee sheet! I had a deck-chair just like that! Never used it for storing sacks of potatoes though.
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    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37973387 Just shows what is possible. HR, eat yer heart out!
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    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    Welcome to Sailing Anarchy Mr Trump. As George Carlin used to say, "I guess we all know by now Al's been into the mushrooms!"
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    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    I thought the US freedom of information thing made it mandatory for gumment agencies to provide detail if they have it. I have successfully (as an "alien") requested and obtained info on a yachting rescue from the USCG and got it chapter and verse. The FH can offer no National Security excuse to hide behind so how can the USCG fail to respond on info they clearly have? Has anyone come across this reluctance to provide info before? I'd have thought it rather unusual or am I just out of touch with US gumment policy enactment these days?
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    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    Domain Name: HOTRODSCATAMARAN.COM Registry Domain ID: 1827588460_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com Update Date: 2014-09-14T16:26:54Z Creation Date: 2013-09-14T21:16:20Z Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2015-09-14T21:16:20Z In pedant mode, "expiration" means breathing out, exhaling. It has nothing at all to do with expiry, which means running out, coming to an end. Oh dear.... Mind you, noticing the difference between exhaling and something coming to an end has nothing to do with pedantry either, come to think of it.
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    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    As an official Alien I'm not familiar with US emigration procedures. If the FH set out from mainland USA for Hawaii does it need to "check out" with anyone? I presume customs aren't interested as destination is still USA, but is there any other state/federal bureaucracy you need to go through for such a voyage? If so I assume the Freedom of Information Act would apply and provide some info?
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    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    Its happening in Africa too, though this one won't get 125 feet, let alone 125 miles. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31097612
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    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    Is that Michael Jackson?