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    01-21-2018, 01:19 PM
    dmort replied to a thread Shipyard stories in General Discussion
    Thanks Jackie I can see why the system is expensive and have to be pretty rugged behind all that horsepower. My wife and I were on a cruise...
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    01-20-2018, 03:56 PM
    dmort replied to a thread Shipyard stories in General Discussion
    Have to ask....what is z drive?
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    01-20-2018, 12:54 PM
    dmort replied to a thread Shipyard stories in General Discussion
    You seem to do a lot of business with that company. The center photo looks like the butt end of a log with some serious heart rot. Did they...
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    01-17-2018, 08:01 PM
    dmort replied to a thread Shipyard stories in General Discussion
    Large shipyard cranes have been mentioned earlier on this thread. To my knowledge, one of the largest cranes was the gantry crane at the Hunters...
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    01-17-2018, 05:57 PM
    I will be sure to call you next time. Mort
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    01-17-2018, 05:41 PM
    dmort replied to a thread Shipyard stories in General Discussion
    We were on R and R in Subic Bay, and a ship from Australia or New Zealand was berthed near us. Both countries have a beautiful flag that features...
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    01-15-2018, 06:43 PM
    dmort replied to a thread Shipyard stories in General Discussion
    Jackie The reduction gear picture showed a jacking gear adjacent to the main shaft. To my knowledge it was used just for checking maintenance...
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    01-15-2018, 11:55 AM
    dmort replied to a thread Shipyard stories in General Discussion
    Will be at the Griddle on Caldwell this friday around noon. White hair and beard wearing a Boise State blue ball cap. PM me if you can't make...
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    01-13-2018, 09:33 PM
    dmort replied to a thread Shipyard stories in General Discussion
    Tim You mentioned the long enlistment for the Royal Navy. The British Marines had x number of years for their basic enlistment and then did two...
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    01-13-2018, 01:34 PM
    dmort replied to a thread Shipyard stories in General Discussion
    Jackie It looks better than I thought it would . Someone took a little care with the pour. Is the riser going to stay? I have never seen the...
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    01-12-2018, 09:28 PM
    dmort replied to a thread Shipyard stories in General Discussion
    For anyone working on the ship who had to take a crap...you can't use the head in dry dock . The sand blasters would chase you down. Mort PS:...
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    01-12-2018, 09:25 PM
    dmort replied to a thread Shipyard stories in General Discussion
    Tim My PC would not accept the plural of striper with a pen or pin as a prefix. I just knew the Benchrest folks and you would cut me a little...
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    01-12-2018, 01:31 AM
    dmort replied to a thread Shipyard stories in General Discussion
    Tim Pen stripper is code for pin stripper......I thought you knew that.
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    01-11-2018, 06:30 PM
    dmort replied to a thread Shipyard stories in General Discussion
    One day at the shipyard, a ship foreman and a machinist I knew, came into the shop and asked if I could get a project done for them ASAP. They...
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    01-09-2018, 07:18 PM
    Is an Endoscope what they stuck up my butt for a colonoscopy ?
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    01-08-2018, 08:37 PM
    My wife was impressed .....came back from the store with Nilla Wafers and and bananas. Can't wait. Mort
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    01-08-2018, 08:09 PM
    dmort replied to a thread Shipyard stories in General Discussion
    My first time ashore, a small group of us walked into a bar and ordered a beer. We got our beer, but were told we had to drink it upstairs on the...
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    01-03-2018, 07:06 PM
    dmort replied to a thread Shipyard stories in General Discussion
    Tim, your experience in Hong Kong being berthed at a pier was a little different from mine. I was stuck in the middle of the bay on a LST. Our only...
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    01-01-2018, 03:12 PM
    dmort replied to a thread Shipyard stories in General Discussion
    The word "Decommissioned" was from the history of the USS Gridley. She was out of service for 1 1/2 to 2 years. Thought it might have been a...
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    12-31-2017, 01:01 PM
    dmort replied to a thread Shipyard stories in General Discussion
    I got it and I really like your drill press setup.You are definitely a no frills kind of guy....and it works. Pouring the chocks looks like a...
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    12-31-2017, 12:28 PM
    dmort replied to a thread Shipyard stories in General Discussion
    Sounds like a plan.
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    12-31-2017, 12:08 PM
    dmort replied to a thread Shipyard stories in General Discussion
    The Gridley was commissioned in 1963 with Terrier and Asroc missiles. 5 years later she was decommissioned. Was this an upgrade to the SM-1 or-2? ...
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    12-31-2017, 11:58 AM
    dmort replied to a thread Shipyard stories in General Discussion
    The GRIDLEY was commissioned in 1963 with Terrier and Asroc missles. 5 years later she was decommissioned. Was this an upgrade to the SM-1 or-2?
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    12-31-2017, 01:46 AM
    I also did not opt for Plan B. If you have insurance the cost is something people should look at.....
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