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Boobala

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Thanks for the info on the sub. I get up that way now and then and I'll check it out.
You might also B interested in a MUCH MORE enjoyable (rather than a fishy smellin sub cut-off) adventure at this ASTONISHING collection of MAGNIFICENT flying machines, MUCH more captivating & interesting .. :laughing:..:laughing:

https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/
 

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So, U do read a few postings back, Ehhhhhh ! .. :laughing:.. :laughing:
Boo,

As long as I haven't been absent too long, I try to go back to my last post..

I am sorry that we didn't get together this year. I'm afraid it was a busy winter for both of us and my buggered up knees kept me from doing a lot of things I wanted to do.

We will be shoving off from the Nature Coast tomorrow morning and heading north to a little town on the coast of NC, just over the border from SC, that will be our home for April while the last snows melt away in Maine.

I already have a consultation arranged with the knee surgeon for May, so hopefully I'll at least have one knee fixed up for next year. I don't know how close together you can schedule both knees, so I don't know if I'll come back at full speed or only half speed.

I don't know about your neck of the woods over there, but March has certainly gone out like a lion over here! (Not like it does in Maine, but still!) And it looks like we have a storm to travel in tomorrow. Of course the news and the weather sensationalizes everything so much today, we may only get a sprinkle between here and there, time alone will tell.

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You might also B interested in a MUCH MORE enjoyable (rather than a fishy smellin sub cut-off) adventure at this ASTONISHING collection of MAGNIFICENT flying machines, MUCH more captivating & interesting .. :laughing:..:laughing:

https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/
Boo,

The USS Cod, is no "sub-cut-off", it is the full 312-foot beast that patrolled the waters of the Pacific near the end of WWII to protect our country! Not selling the actions of aircraft short, just saying give the old girl credit, where credit is due.

And believe me, old diesel boats do not smell fishy! They smell like a sewer pipe full of diesel oil that 90 guys have lived in since it was put into service. The very first thing that veteran diesel boat sailors do when they step aboard one of those old museum boats, is take a deep breath and savor the memories! I've known many to keep an old chambray Navy shirt in an air-tight plastic bag or other container, just so they could open it up once and a while to take a whiff. It was an odor that defined submarine sailors everywhere. We were rarely ever able to make enough water to take a real shower in, so we took "Bird Baths" in a tiny sink that held maybe a half gallon, max.

If we had not had a submarine fleet in the Pacific after the attack on Pearl Harbor, we might all be writing with little stick drawings and speaking Japanese today! They took up the slack until we could reinforce the surface fleet (that had been sunk) and build a few thousand of those airplanes you are so proud of.

Let T-3 explore the old girl and see how those men lived, so that we can live as we do today! And T-3, if you want to learn about what those old boats turned into as they evolved and entered the "Cold War", read "Blind Man's Bluff"! That is a real eye opener! (It is not a novel!!)

Roger
 

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Boo,

The USS Cod, is no "sub-cut-off", it is the full 312-foot beast that patrolled the waters of the Pacific near the end of WWII to protect our country! Not selling the actions of aircraft short, just saying give the old girl credit, where credit is due.

And believe me, old diesel boats do not smell fishy! They smell like a sewer pipe full of diesel oil that 90 guys have lived in since it was put into service. The very first thing that veteran diesel boat sailors do when they step aboard one of those old museum boats, is take a deep breath and savor the memories! I've known many to keep an old chambray Navy shirt in an air-tight plastic bag or other container, just so they could open it up once and a while to take a whiff. It was an odor that defined submarine sailors everywhere. We were rarely ever able to make enough water to take a real shower in, so we took "Bird Baths" in a tiny sink that held maybe a half gallon, max.

If we had not had a submarine fleet in the Pacific after the attack on Pearl Harbor, we might all be writing with little stick drawings and speaking Japanese today! They took up the slack until we could reinforce the surface fleet (that had been sunk) and build a few thousand of those airplanes you are so proud of.

Let T-3 explore the old girl and see how those men lived, so that we can live as we do today! And T-3, if you want to learn about what those old boats turned into as they evolved and entered the "Cold War", read "Blind Man's Bluff"! That is a real eye opener! (It is not a novel!!)

Roger
Goomba I was only twistin UR "onions" 2 get a rise outa ya, U should know me better by now, ( Best Ball-Buster on the forum) yea, everything was "SNAFU" this year, I'm up to me eyeballs in projects, as you know the weather hasn't been very favorable 4 outside work so far this Spring, we both have medical issues, U with UR bad knees & me with my eternal erection, ( shoulda never swallowed the whole bottle of Viagra, I guess ) :laughing:..:laughing: .. anyway guess it will have to be next year, say hy to the wifey for us, & ya,ll drive careful, ya hear !! I'm not quite thru bustin UR onions .. :thumbsup:
 

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Back in the early 2000s I went out to Tuscan, AZ with a couple of co-workers on business and while there we went to the Pima Air Museum (http://www.pimaair.org). We were looking at a B-24 Liberator that was being restored and while looking at the belly turret I was telling the others how hard it was to enter/exit the turret, there was a name of the gunner painted on the turret and as we talked a very small older Gentleman in a flight suit came over and when I looked at his name patch HE was the gunner in that bomber. He gave us a "behind the rope" tour of the plane, we were unable to get inside it but were able to stick our heads up in the bomb bay. For as big as that bird was it was small on the inside. That Gentleman was a class act and I was proud to be able to shake his hand.

Had a Fire Chief (R.I.P. Bob) who was a nose gunner/bombardier on a B-25 in the Pacific during WW II and he told us on one bombing run against a Japanese airfield he was shooting up a line of planes when he saw a guy stumbling out of an outhouse and he said he held his fire telling us there was no way he could shoot a guy in the situation.

Tom
 

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You might also B interested in a MUCH MORE enjoyable (rather than a fishy smellin sub cut-off) adventure at this ASTONISHING collection of MAGNIFICENT flying machines, MUCH more captivating & interesting .. :laughing:..:laughing:

https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/
Been there a couple times, spend the whole day easy. Some of those displays are amazing. I'd thought about the AF before I got my 'Greeting' from Uncle Sam back in the late 60s, but 4 years to an 18 year old was a lifetime seemed like. Today I'd probably do something different, well, a lot of things different.
 

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Good race 2day, NO major incidents or injuries ( outside of some bruised ego's) Congrats Denny Hamlin .... :thumbsup:
 

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I'd stay up all night with that. Here's a thought for Monday.

 
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