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  1. @Lark, like you alluded to your question just has a sensitive answer. If your curious what kind of information you can actually get without any knocks on the door, the YouTuber Sub Brief has some excellent material. Lots of briefs on various boats and some systems. He's also a retired submarine sonar chief. For further reading, the site http://www.hisutton.com/ (covert shores) is an OSINT source for everything sneaky in the ocean.
  2. We can do some pretty mind-blowing stuff with passive - even ranging. Don't want to get into how for obvious reasons but we've come a long way
  3. Yes we can, because that is how we operate. American boats go active *extremely* rarely - basically never.
  4. Or a really fast one. The Connecticut is both however so I'm surprised they were counter detected. Then again China is crowding the hell out of the waters out there so
  5. If you are on good terms with the watch team in control *and* you are not on mission (just transiting), you may be able to see the horizon for a few minutes every 3 days or so. . . Through a 6 inch, positively ancient CRT screen. . .
  6. I've found these types drop off precipitously after around 8-10 miles in, depending on the trail. If your in the mood for a laugh, Alltrails comments section can get pretty hilarious including complaints of mud in the rainforest, rocks on the ground and not enough wildlife to oogle on a trail packed with loud city people
  7. Luckily I don't plan on doing much in the cabin that requires standing. Was going to string up a couple hammocks for overnights (anyone try this?). Also the PO mentioned it's just enough room to fit a queen sized air mattress for the more fairer guests. . .
  8. Funny thing. I went up to Anacortes where this thing is sitting a month or so ago. We both remarked about how un seaworthy it looked, way too top heavy for what the waterline suggests it draws. . . A week later I see the video of it toppling at launch pop up here. No idea what architect thought that was a good idea
  9. Just took his J/29 off his hands. . . Did the sea trial this past weekend with him. Extremely knowledgeable guy, funny too
  10. Great story! Should be getting salsa enticing enough to attract some rail candy this winter. It's crazy how many people want to be your friend when you have a good looking boat. . .
  11. Well it's a deal. Took it out for sea trials and wow is it impressive, compared to the 4ksb's I've sailed before this thing is a rocket ship and I totally understand what all the hubub surrounding these boats is about. I believe that's the first time I've ever actually *felt* a sailboat accelerate
  12. But you can outrun their weapons, which they were more or less capable of
  13. The modern classics from Triumph set themselves apart I thought (Mine on the right)
  14. Alfa class. This was built back when the soviets open for speed rather than stealth. The idea was if they can't out sneak NATO, they can outrun them, and they did. There was a handful of years in the 80's where the Alfa could flat out run pretty much any NATO weapon. These were impressive ships but heavily automated for a variety of reasons I won't go into here which caused a lot of down time for repairs. If anyone is interested further, SubBrief channel on YouTube is an excellent source. He has done several OSINT briefs on a variety of boats, Alfa included. Also brings up why a
  15. This method I can confirm works well, I've used it on a handful of different applications. An option I've used when I couldn't get to my lathe was a center punch and some patience. Auto punch makes this much easier, but your essentially doing the same thing as knurling it, without having to pay machinist wages or waiting a week
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