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5 hours ago, Snaggletooth said:

She seemes passieve aggressieve, goode shortte terme, butte mabey notte so goode loungue terme.                                         :)

Oh heck Snaggs, who wants to live forever anyway.

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3 hours ago, QBF said:

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Ahhhhh Mike Nelson. I frigging LOVED that show when I was a kid. Even had a pair of Mike Nelson swim trunks, you know white with the black stripe up each side. He sure shot a lot of bad guys with a spear gun!

Check out that old twin tank and double hose reg and that awful mask. I remember those. That camera housing is really cool though. Wonder what it is.

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Sea Hunt inspired me and two buddies to get SCUBA certified.   Took lessons on those old two hose rigs.

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Seahunt had a big impact on me. Then I snuck out my Dad's copy of "Go to the Widowmaker". That had an even bigger impact on my innocent soul. 

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Then my Mom found me sneaking out of the house with that copy of James Jones scuba diving fantasy novel to share all the dirty parts (James Jones, you bad boy) and that had a HUGE impact on her and my Dad's relationship...

AND THEN, my Mom got a call from our local librarian informing her that I had been trying to check out the libraries copy of the book. That had a huge impact on my relationship with Mom!

Who knew that James Jones books had been blacklisted and I was shocked that the little old librarian had even read such a thing?

Still I did eventually manage to fulfill the promise of some of the more lurid episodes that made that book so influential on me. You figure out which scenes...

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5 hours ago, Point Break said:

That camera housing is really cool though. Wonder what it is.

info via www.vintagescubasupply.com

One of the most famous underwater camera housings ever made was the Hans Hass Rollei marine housing, for the Rolleiflex camera.

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4 minutes ago, Merrill Levi said:

info via www.vintagescubasupply.com

One of the most famous underwater camera housings ever made was the Hans Hass Rollei marine housing, for the Rolleiflex camera.

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VERY Cool. Thanks. I shoot with a Oly mirrorless OM-D Mk 1 in a Nauticam housing. Amazing how far it has all come.

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18 hours ago, Point Break said:

VERY Cool. Thanks. I shoot with a Oly mirrorless OM-D Mk 1 in a Nauticam housing. Amazing how far it has all come.

48 years old and still going stong

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4 hours ago, hobot said:

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The mighty Convair B-36, the only 10-engine US strategic bomber.  Due to the unreliability of the six backward-facing 28-cylinder piston engines whose carburetors would regularly ice up, the "Six turning, four burning" mantra was altered to “Two turning, two burning, two smoking, two choking and two more unaccounted for.”

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5 hours ago, hobot said:

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Think they could scrape up a 3 digit IQ between them?

That looks like 60 odd years ago so with any luck they're all dead now.

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9 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

Think they could scrape up a 3 digit IQ between them?

That looks like 60 odd years ago so with any luck they're all dead now.

 For someone who often mentions other's IQ you say a lot of dumb shit.

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1 hour ago, P_Wop said:

The mighty Convair B-36, the only 10-engine US strategic bomber.  Due to the unreliability of the six backward-facing 28-cylinder piston engines whose carburetors would regularly ice up, the "Six turning, four burning" mantra was altered to “Two turning, two burning, two smoking, two choking and two more unaccounted for.”

I saw a cutaway of one of those Wasp Major's at McMinnville - it was the most insanely complicated machine I have ever seen. 28 cylinders in 4 rows of 7. 4 valves and 2 plugs per cylinder, turbocharged and supercharged and all the ultimate development of 1920's technology - try to imagine 14 Harley knuckleheads on steroids.

How anyone even thought they would work is boggling. The fact that they actually did (sort of) is even more so. Those B-36's each had 6 of them so that's 168 cylinders, 336 spark plugs and 672 valves - and they say the F35 requires a lot of maintenance.

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1 minute ago, Bluto said:

 For someone who often mentions other's IQ you say a lot of dumb shit.

But I always speak very highly of you.

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34 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

I saw a cutaway of one of those Wasp Major's at McMinnville - it was the most insanely complicated machine I have ever seen. 28 cylinders in 4 rows of 7. 4 valves and 2 plugs per cylinder, turbocharged and supercharged and all the ultimate development of 1920's technology - try to imagine 14 Harley knuckleheads on steroids.

How anyone even thought they would work is boggling. The fact that they actually did (sort of) is even more so. Those B-36's each had 6 of them so that's 168 cylinders, 336 spark plugs and 672 valves - and they say the F35 requires a lot of maintenance.

The B-36 wing was so thick that there was an engineer access tunnel inside it to each engine while in flight. I cannot even begin to imagine how horrible that maintenance job could have been for a 36-hour SAC flight. 

They built nearly 400 of them.  Jimmy Stewart used to fly them.  The 1955 movie "Strategic Air Command" is well worth a watch.

 

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Sorry for the B-36 thread hijack, Hobot.  But, hey, you started it!

Thanks as always for stellar pics.

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8 hours ago, hobot said:

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3 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Think they could scrape up a 3 digit IQ between them?

That looks like 60 odd years ago so with any luck they're all dead now.

When I see pics like this, all I can think about is it's such a display of masculine fragility and fear.

I agree, they do look dumber than a pile of rocks.

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3 hours ago, P_Wop said:

The B-36 wing was so thick that there was an engineer access tunnel inside it to each engine while in flight. I cannot even begin to imagine how horrible that maintenance job could have been for a 36-hour SAC flight. 

They built nearly 400 of them.  Jimmy Stewart used to fly them.  The 1955 movie "Strategic Air Command" is well worth a watch.

 

Boy that take off is a long roll! Reminds me of a liberty flight I hopped space available (it was free) in a military variant (I have no idea which one) of the DC-3 from Oakland to San Diego. In dress uni on a bench with cargo net backing running the length of one side of the aircraft. That frigging thing rolled and rolled and rolled before it got in the air and was the noisiest thing I ever rode in. I drove back! 

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4 hours ago, nacradriver said:

 

Well heck boys, why don't we just cram one of those in this thing ?

 

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On 7/17/2019 at 9:08 AM, warbird said:

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Is the sporting goods store with the huge stuffed polar bear in the front window still there?

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4 hours ago, Willin' said:

Is the sporting goods store with the huge stuffed polar bear in the front window still there?

Pacific Wilderness is still there.  They just do scuba, now.  Bear is gone.

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17 hours ago, chester said:

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oh how i wanted one of those when i was 11

I had a Dirt Squirt - it wasn't as pretty as this one, matter of fact, it was beat to hell and only lasted about 6 months after I got it, but, it was fun! 

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8 minutes ago, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

I had a Dirt Squirt - it wasn't as pretty as this one, matter of fact, it was beat to hell and only lasted about 6 months after I got it, but, it was fun! 

I got one of these which was ridden exclusively on dirt, sand and gravel...'cause i was 12 and lived on a farm...it didn't last too long.

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2 hours ago, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

I had a Dirt Squirt - it wasn't as pretty as this one, matter of fact, it was beat to hell and only lasted about 6 months after I got it, but, it was fun! 

Had a Wombat. Good times.

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2 hours ago, chester said:

I got one of these which was ridden exclusively on dirt, sand and gravel...'cause i was 12 and lived on a farm...it didn't last too long.

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100 Twin?

Those were nice little bikes.

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10 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

100 Twin?

Those were nice little bikes.

yup...but not really a dirt bike!  well it was but it shouldn't have been :D  I then "inherited" by brothers 1969 R3, which I also thrashed in the sandhills which also did not end well...sorry big bro

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Jeez, Ginger looked awful old for a young man. He doesn't look much different today!

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8 hours ago, familysailor said:

They seem to nave been breeding.

They're everywhere now fertilized by Trump's bullshit and a general lessening of morality...

 

Keep this shite out of here and leave it in PA. This thread deserves nothing less.

WL

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1 hour ago, familysailor said:

Hey-- If it was posted here it's not really possible to reply in PA.

Others posted replies to the photo also in the negative zone.

So---was it naming our current fearless fake President that put your panties in a bunch or something else?

Post hidden to lower your BP.

 

Now it's your turn to delete your post and eliminate my post quoted within.

I have the others that can't keep PA in PA on ignore. Which is why I only replied to yours. Something I will not have to do in the future.

Buh-buy

 

WL

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Auto, Great Pics. The first I can't figure out. No safety harness to begin with but how long of a rope is he hanging on to with one hand?

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3 hours ago, dyslexic dog said:

Auto, Great Pics. The first I can't figure out. No safety harness to begin with but how long of a rope is he hanging on to with one hand?

I suspect he is lowering something to the workers at the bottom of the section he is riding.

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55 minutes ago, familysailor said:

I have appreciated your past posts. This crap is over the top. So--- Eat Shit? Fuck off? 

No-- you're overreacting.  Unless you support Trump. In that case I feel sorry for you.

Get a grip, I never post on PA as it seems to attract pointless hostility.

 If you really believe our current regime represents the American  populace I feel sorry for you...

 

Your hostile intolerance has no place in this esteemed thread.

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14 hours ago, QBF said:

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Here is the website of the Kagga Kamma, Nature Reserve Resort featured in that photo.
https://www.kaggakamma.co.za

Note: The only issue I see with the outdoors bedroom at his resort is that you might end up with one of these little guys joining you under the sheets!

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