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The Bureau of Land Management has removed the famous sign on the entry road to the Bonneville Salt Flats. They stated that at some point the sign will be replaced. I’ve driven by this sign many times; it was a good reminder of the speed demons that had set so many records on this track, as well as those who tried and failed in their attempts.

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3 hours ago, Snaggletooth said:

Tommey Ivo raille.

One of the best looking dragsters ever.

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1 hour ago, QBF said:

The Bureau of Land Management has removed the famous sign on the entry road to the Bonneville Salt Flats. They stated that at some point the sign will be replaced. I’ve driven by this sign many times; it was a good reminder of the speed demons that had set so many records on this track, as well as those who tried and failed in their attempts.

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I'll have to see if I can find it - one of my favorite pics is our race team in front of that sign after WoS 2001 - I'd been activated just before that, and my unit let me have 5 days off before we deployed to actually make the event we'd been working on for two years. 

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On 8/24/2019 at 10:03 PM, Charlie Foxtrot said:

Missing wings, horizontals and the engine?  Either way, it'd be quite a show.

Worked with a guy who served on a carrier. On the way to Hawaii, they tested the catapults by throwing junk cars into the next week. The crew loved it.  

First work ups with the FA18 on the Coral Sea they launched a wreck in 1985.  Might be tradition with a new command or a recommissioning,

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10 hours ago, Snaggletooth said:

Tommey Ivo raille.

We thought it was cool when they broke into the sixxes:ph34r:

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^^question.....when you see the Four Horsemen coming like that, where do you run to?

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4 hours ago, hobot said:

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Awesome!

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1 hour ago, Frank White said:

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We ran into something like this last year in the Downeast Challenge Ocean Race.  We were about 20nm offshore, and this huge squall came through.  Instantly the winds turned 45 degrees and increased to over 30kts.   Within a half hour, the wind died and was zero.   We unfortunately had the chute up when this all happened.   It didn't survive. 

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48 minutes ago, hobot said:

^^question.....when you see the Four Horsemen coming like that, where do you run to?

run to the hills...

run for your life...

(like, in the iron maiden song);)

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Up the Irons!!   \m/

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3 hours ago, MauiPunter said:

We ran into something like this last year in the Downeast Challenge Ocean Race.  We were about 20nm offshore, and this huge squall came through.  Instantly the winds turned 45 degrees and increased to over 30kts.   Within a half hour, the wind died and was zero.   We unfortunately had the chute up when this all happened.   It didn't survive. 

You saw something like that coming for you and you left the chute up? :blink:

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6 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

You saw something like that coming for you and you left the chute up? :blink:

The whole fleet did.  it was a race.  lol.

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5 hours ago, QBF said:

 

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Who rigged that mainsheet?  

And how did he get it to run straight through his forearm.  That looks painful.

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4 minutes ago, Left Shift said:

And how did he get it to run straight through his forearm.  That looks painful.

He woude calmley saye "You halve no ideare"

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33 minutes ago, Left Shift said:

Who rigged that mainsheet?  

And how did he get it to run straight through his forearm.  That looks painful.

Hes an Actor....CGI pic created by people that don't understand sailboats.

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1 hour ago, hobot said:

Hes an Actor....CGI pic created by people that don't understand sailboats.

That’s actor, Jeremy Irons who is actually sailing that boat. He is a long time sailer.

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umm.....can someone remind me again what the international designated color font for internet sarcasm is? 

 

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11 minutes ago, QBF said:

That’s actor, Jeremy Irons who is actually sailing that boat. He is a long time sailer.

For some reason I had doubts about this reply but seems like QBF is spot on!

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2 minutes ago, Rasputin22 said:

For some reason I had doubts about this reply but seems like QBF is spot on!

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As for actor’s who sail, on the last page of this thread I posted a pic of Morgan Freeman sitting on the deck of his beloved Shannon built boat.

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1 hour ago, hobot said:

umm.....can someone remind me again what the international designated color font for internet sarcasm is? 

Notte siurre.......               :)

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18 minutes ago, hobot said:

 

 

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That is a lot of riggin' to be friggin' with! My Dad used to do this stuff, well sort of, he was just the guy driving the tanker and the pukes in the Deck dept had to do all the really hard stuff. 

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3 hours ago, QBF said:

That’s actor, Jeremy Irons who is actually sailing that boat. He is a long time sailer.

Hence the term "in irons".  Actually his sweatshirt is loose and baggy so the "through the arm" is likely just extra fabric spilling to leeward.

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4 hours ago, QBF said:

That’s actor, Jeremy Irons who is actually sailing that boat. He is a long time sailer.

He was born and raised in Cowes.  He's a few years older than me but I do remember him racing Dragons in Cowes Week in the late 60s.

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5 hours ago, QBF said:

That’s actor, Jeremy Irons who is actually sailing that boat. He is a long time sailer.

Great.  Happy for him.  Now did he or the prop man rig that mainsheet.

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1 hour ago, Merrill Levi said:

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Some get it, some...not so much 

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 Chief Dan Mathews: 10-4

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I came very close to purchasing this lovely schooner that was built sometime in the late 19th century (1880's or 1890's ).

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11 hours ago, Rasputin22 said:

 the pukes in the Deck dept had to do all the really hard stuff. 

Not to distract from this most wonderful of photo collections, but I served on the big grey boats (in the ship's engineering department) and did lots of refueling at sea.  While the deck department operates the equipment, the engineering department maintains the equipment (i.e. fixes it after the deck apes broke it) and also operates the pumping system to get fuel out of the tanks and into the hoses.   It is a bit of a trick to take, say, 1,000 tons of fuel out of a ship in a few hours and still keep the ship properly trimmed.  One ship I served in had 27 fuel tanks and three pumping stations, all of which could be interconnected in just about any configuration (to pull fuel from any tank, to discharge to any tank, and to pressurize any of 6 fuel transfer hoses).  

Sarcasm aside, replenishment at sea (that can include the transfer of fuel, food, ammunition, spare parts, mail, booze, whatever....) is a tricky and dangerous operation but it allows ships to stay at sea for a very long time.  That has a huge positive impact on any naval operation (the alternative would be something like ships having to rotate out of their assigned role regularly to return to port for provisioning).  A big shout out to everyone that makes this happen.  

Please carry on with this inspiring collection of photos!

 

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11 hours ago, NaptimeAgain said:

Hence the term "in irons".  Actually his sweatshirt is loose and baggy so the "through the arm" is likely just extra fabric spilling to leeward.

So when he goes head to wind, the sails flap and he can't get the boat to fall off on either tack, do the competition say.

"There's Irons, in irons again. Ironic."

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