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Bruce T. Shark

Member Since 15 Jan 2004
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In Topic: Why red/green nav lights on the new star trek USS Discovery?

Yesterday, 08:27 PM

True Story - was on the real USS Enterprise during her post refueling shakedown.  The dentist got new exam chairs..Two of the old ones wound up in the Main Control room - you had your electrical control panels and a lot of mimic boards and damage control plates.  Well the Maint officer built a platform down there and the Reactor Officer and the Engineer Officer took up their positions in the new (old) dentist chairs down in Main Control (the Maint boss also took one for his office too)


In Topic: Joke

22 July 2016 - 08:24 PM

How can you tell the difference between Marines (Officers - or "zeros" as my brother called them and Enlisted) when they read to themselves..

 

The Officers lips move when reading to themselves...

 

(My brother retired as an E-7)...


In Topic: Anybody know anything about living on Andros, Bahamas?

15 July 2016 - 02:56 PM

Spent a lot of time there, but on the water side...grin...we learned to turn away from land there...thank you in advance for your efforts in training us..


In Topic: FP - "why PHRF fails"

14 July 2016 - 02:39 PM

I bet the OP is sailing a boat that is either:

1. more than 10-15 secs outside of the other boats PHRF ratings

2. goes against what their phrf was set up for (light air boat in heavy air venue)

3. doesn't understand what a well prepped boat is

 

Seen all 3 and then some..we work hard to fairly rate boats and allow diverse boats race fairly...I think the Ches Bays CRCA has something as I grew up racing a boat that hadn't had the bottom cleaned since splashing in april, a full cooler of food, 3 kids, a dog and associated luggage that comes from living and sleeping 3 kids and a dog on a boat for a weekend.

 

I have won in PHRF and OD, we once sailed 140 miles for one race in OD, sailed in the Whitebread too (300 mile delivery) and our rating was 1spm faster than all our other ratings..but we raced and we had fun and 2 years later we still talk about Whitebread 21.

 

Our "C" fleet had at one time 10 boats that rated within 6 spm of each other, guess what, came down to the best crew work and tactics and starts..

 

Our Non spin fleet had a range of 30 spm - 3 of us were tied till the last race, then the boat with the big sails and the light boat beat me..

 

Go race..have fun...get good sails, prepare your boat and have a good start and tactics..your competitors will know who is the winner...


In Topic: Another stolen boat.

14 July 2016 - 02:18 PM

Okay, so I think we need to establish a pay pal account for Dart...anyone know how to do that?  I got $10 to start..at least he can use it to buy some appropriate alcohol to splash on the boat for her de-naming ceremony..