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16 minutes ago, hobot said:

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Cobretta?                                                                   :)

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Is it wrong that I look forward to the first post on each new page the same way I looked forward to xmas when I was 7?

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I'm just as bummed as you are when I miss that post number. It just doesn't have the same effect later on.

 

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10 hours ago, hobot said:

Yes, you've got to wonder how this could happen.

 

Pardon my ignorance please, does the centre part of that bridge lift straight up? It seems to be in the process of doing so when the ship hits.

Woud it normally go high enough for that ship to pass under?

42 minutes ago, hobot said:

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Snaggs, I think the emblem on the grille says Maserati.

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Now that's some serious tank-driving skills, parking it between those sleeping soldiers without even disturbing them.

 

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11 minutes ago, Black Sox said:

Pardon my ignorance please, does the centre part of that bridge lift straight up? It seems to be in the process of doing so when the ship hits.

Watch the first few seconds and note the direction the center span is moving.  Bridge operator suffered from premature operation in hitting the lower button.  

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1 hour ago, Cal20sailor said:

Watch the first few seconds and note the direction the center span is moving.  Bridge operator suffered from premature operation in hitting the lower button.  

Gotcha. I thought that might have been a result of the collision.

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17 hours ago, hobot said:

Yes, you've got to wonder how this could happen.

 

Every bridge operator's nightmare...

Especially on a quiet bridge it's easy to get bored, but once you start operating, you very quickly need to get your focus up to 100% PDQ to avoid situations like this...

 

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51 minutes ago, alphafb552 said:

Every bridge operator's nightmare...

Especially on a quiet bridge it's easy to get bored, but once you start operating, you very quickly need to get your focus up to 100% PDQ to avoid situations like this...

 

Speaking of the "bridge", wasn't the bridge on the ship the first structure to be torn off?  Wouldn't that be where the helmsman and navigator would have been?

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9 hours ago, hobot said:

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RIP...Townes 

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9 minutes ago, Rasputin22 said:

 

probably my favorite song and lyrics....I can so relate !

 

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3 hours ago, billy backstay said:

 

Speaking of the "bridge", wasn't the bridge on the ship the first structure to be torn off?  Wouldn't that be where the helmsman and navigator would have been?

I followed up on this:  The skipper and the 3rd mate evacuated the bridge in time.  The guy on the helm, stayed and hit the deck as the windshield shattered.

He got up afterwards, dusted himself off: no injuries.  Amazing that none of the crew  of 14 were hurt.

The bridge tender had taken a pain killer for his back that morning, then had a few glasses of wine at lunch.  It was his day off.  After lunch he got a call, could he fill in that evening on the second shift?  He said yes.  He thought the ship had already passed (sight lines from his perch weren't the best) when he hit the down button.

The accident report noted that on his last few radio transmissions his speech was slurred which may have been a result of the earlier meds and alcohol.

The ship was totaled, but the cargo was fine: it was wheat destined for Montreal.

This occurred on the Welland Canal between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario in 2001.

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7 minutes ago, hobot said:

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Thanks Hobot! 

Cunard's Aquitania not long before her launch on Clydebank in early 1913.  A beautiful ship, she was in service until 1949.

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Reid or Rimas....who had the cheese wheel?, they'd be in heaven here!

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2 hours ago, hobot said:

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Reid or Rimas....who had the cheese wheel?, they'd be in heaven here!

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Reid had the cheese

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2 hours ago, hobot said:

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Plesae refrane from resteng feete on the dashborde, thack you......                      :)

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10 minutes ago, Snaggletooth said:

Plesae refrane from resteng feete on the dashborde, thack you......                      :)

and don't mess with the radio!

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4 minutes ago, hobot said:
15 minutes ago, Snaggletooth said:

Plesae refrane from resteng feete on the dashborde, thack you......                      :)

and don't mess with the radio!

I kinde thouht everey thinge ealse she wase donig wase fine.................                         :)

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1 minute ago, Snaggletooth said:

I kinde thouht everey thinge ealse she wase donig wase fine.................                         :)

Depends, is she taking then off, or putting them on?

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I was at Catalina on a race when one of those big Marine choppers made an emergency landing. Another one came in with some mechanics on board.  They popped the lid on the busted one and I can tell you I've never seen anything so complicated.  Tubes and wires and all kinds of uncertainty.  Took a couple hours and I guess they were confident in the youngsters who fixed it cause they jumped outta there asap.  

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Appears to be a lot of oil on the oil on the back half... 

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28 minutes ago, nacradriver said:

Appears to be a lot of oil on the oil on the back half... 

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It’s a 53. If it’s not pissing hydraulic fluid or oil, it’s empty. 
 

 

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46 minutes ago, Snaggletooth said:

I kinde thouht everey thinge ealse she wase donig wase fine.................                         :)

I was worried about the stick shift myself...

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6 minutes ago, Rasputin22 said:
53 minutes ago, Snaggletooth said:

I kinde thouht everey thinge ealse she wase donig wase fine.................                         :)

I was worried about the stick shift myself...

I woudentte juste yette, lettes juste see wherre it goese......                                   :)

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1 hour ago, Innocent Bystander said:

It’s a 53. If it’s not pissing hydraulic fluid or oil, it’s empty. 
 

 

I remember there was about an incident a month with those things in the mid 80 when MCAS El Toro was in operation.  That looks more like a total loss of bladder control v. pissing. :o

 

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4 hours ago, mundt said:

I was at Catalina on a race when one of those big Marine choppers made an emergency landing. Another one came in with some mechanics on board.  They popped the lid on the busted one and I can tell you I've never seen anything so complicated.  Tubes and wires and all kinds of uncertainty.  Took a couple hours and I guess they were confident in the youngsters who fixed it cause they jumped outta there asap.  

They were MARINES, it was afraid  not  to fly. Any questions?

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3 hours ago, nacradriver said:

I remember there was about an incident a month with those things in the mid 80 when MCAS El Toro was in operation.  That looks more like a total loss of bladder control v. pissing. :o

 

MCAS Tustin. The blimp hangars

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MCAS El Toro was/is where the I-5/405/Sand Canyon split is.

 

 

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Pretty much. 

 

 

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14 hours ago, captnjoe said:

I followed up on this:  The skipper and the 3rd mate evacuated the bridge in time.  The guy on the helm, stayed and hit the deck as the windshield shattered.

He got up afterwards, dusted himself off: no injuries.  Amazing that none of the crew  of 14 were hurt.

The bridge tender had taken a pain killer for his back that morning, then had a few glasses of wine at lunch.  It was his day off.  After lunch he got a call, could he fill in that evening on the second shift?  He said yes.  He thought the ship had already passed (sight lines from his perch weren't the best) when he hit the down button.

The accident report noted that on his last few radio transmissions his speech was slurred which may have been a result of the earlier meds and alcohol.

The ship was totaled, but the cargo was fine: it was wheat destined for Montreal.

This occurred on the Welland Canal between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario in 2001.

Thanks for the research.

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14 hours ago, hobot said:

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Sometimes I think that I am sophisticated and read the New Yorker for the articles.  Other times I need the humor of the comics.  But the covers are the hook to the goodies inside.

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17 hours ago, hobot said:

 

 

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I did that for five weeks... back in late '73.  It pretty much guaranteed me a university degree.  What mind-numbing bloody work that was.  Then again, I worked in a library for a couple of years... during that degree.

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9 hours ago, herbie verstinx said:

MCAS Tustin. The blimp hangars

Technically yes, they were both on the same patch of land.

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1 hour ago, BravoBravo said:

 

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WTF... what is the backstory on this feat of engineering?

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5 hours ago, Fat Point Jack said:

Sometimes I think that I am sophisticated and read the New Yorker for the articles.  Other times I need the humor of the comics.  But the covers are the hook to the goodies inside.

The single best magazine cover in history. :D

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The second best.

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3 hours ago, BravoBravo said:

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Shimano used to have their less radical ovoid version of this chain ring and called it Biopace.

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I hated them and changed 'em out first thing along with a new cassette to optimize the gearing for our steep terrain.

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5 hours ago, hobot said:

 

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Guard rails are for sissies. When I got my first "Starting" stopwatch (that is how we timed the starting sequence) brothers and neighbors would put 2 or 3 track sets together and have competition,  fastest timed 5 laps, no guard rails. Wild fun for 10-13 year olds in the dead of winter.

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6 hours ago, hobot said:

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I had one of those as a kid.  

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We did that as a kid. We put together a bunch of sets, almost a scale mile as I recall. We were going to run 24 hours in my basement, but around dawn we had had enough. It was fun while it lasted.

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12 hours ago, nacradriver said:

Technically yes, they were both on the same patch of land.

Not quite. About 10 miles apart. I drive by them every day.

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On 4/12/2020 at 4:23 PM, Innocent Bystander said:

It’s a 53. If it’s not pissing hydraulic fluid or oil, it’s empty. 
 

 

I remember that.

I knew a guy who few those for the USAF, had to land out in the Sonora desert with a rotor issue. Even though they were not that far from a Navy base, they wouldn't call the Navy to help them out. Spent 3 days there waiting, had air drops of supplies. Finally another helo came and fixed their issue.

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Were these the same helicopters that ended Jimmy Carter's presidency?

 

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This?

 

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1 hour ago, hobot said:

 

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Vista Del Mar, Playa Del Rey.  Used to be a nice neighborhood, Palisades Del Rey, until this little air field was built next door, Mines Field.  Fuck, now I’m jonesing for a Shack Burger!

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7 hours ago, silent bob said:

 

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Wednesday nite racing in the 80s, a course was set outside the harbor. 2 times around the course and finish in the marina. The rule was no spinnakers in the marina so alway jib and main finish in the prevailing westerly. That channel would get pretty crowded at the end of the races.:D

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