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  1. #226
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmort View Post
    Jackie,

    the galley looks nice but the engineering space is really impressive! You guys are ready for inspection. The finished alignment bracket is very clean and neat.

    I don't know if your shop did the deck plating, but the fitment is the best I have ever seen.

    Thanks for your post and pics..

    When my input is reduced too talking about Boot Camp you know this thing has pretty much run it's course.

    Thanks again,

    Mort
    Here is the basic machinery layout. It gives you an idea how simple it all really is.

    http://benchrest.com/attachment.php?...1&d=1524083828
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  2. #227
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    Wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackie schmidt View Post
    Here is the basic machinery layout. It gives you an idea how simple it all really is.

    http://benchrest.com/attachment.php?...1&d=1524083828

    That's awsome! It looks like what I look at all day, a house plan.

    But with a motor in it.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBecigneul View Post
    You could have started this with,"I was born at a very young age".
    You've covered everything else.
    Almost....Just stay tuned.

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    No thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBecigneul View Post
    No thank you
    I won't be insulted if you choose not to read my post's.

    Have a nice day.

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    Sgt. Salazar/laundry

    Sgt. Salazar was one of the two Buck Sgt's that hosted to our stay at MCRD. When Sgt. Salazar was upset about something he could scare the crap out of you. When their no screw ups we got to see a little of the otherside.

    One day Sgt. Salazar had the duty on a day we were doing laundry without Mommy's help. You scrubbed your laundry with a brush and soap (yeah that soap) on a large concrete waist high basin.

    At some point Sgt. Salazar had us standing at attention with our empty laundry buckets in our left hand...we are totally clueless as to what is next.

    Platoon, the smoking lamp is lit
    Sir, the smoking lamp is lit Sir, Aye, Aye Sir!

    So the smoking lamp is lit but we are at attention. How do you smoke at attention? You are normally given At Ease, and from there you can lite up. He went on to say we would learn how to smoke in an orderly fashion, by the numbers. We were give At Ease to lite our smokes and then back to attention.

    Count number 1 - Bring your right hand and smoke sharply to your mouth.
    Count number 2 -Inhale and return your right hand sharpley to your side.
    Count number 3 -With your left hand bring the laundry bucket up and place it over your head
    Count number 4 -Exhale.....or so it went

    We knew how ridiculous we looked but no one dared even giggle.

    Morale went up when Sgt. Salazar had the duty.

    Mort
    Last edited by dmort; 04-23-2018 at 07:41 PM.

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    DMort: From an old fart who drew a 4F in the draft please keep em coming. It's nice to see what I missed. bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob finger View Post
    DMort: From an old fart who drew a 4F in the draft please keep em coming. It's nice to see what I missed. bob
    Some people are going to say oh no! But I really like to BS and there are just a couple of things I would love too share.

    Like alot of people I have good days and not so good days.If I don't respond right away it"s nothing personal.

    Mort

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    I went to a boat christening today down in Galveston. This vessel was built by another one of our good customers, John Bludworth Shipyard in Corpus Christi. It's a 2600 HP unit, with 3512 Catepillars for power.

    We just got an order yesterday for all of the machine work on two more just like it.

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    The last picture looking down through the grating is one of the tiller arms that moves the rudders.
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    Last edited by jackie schmidt; 04-26-2018 at 10:49 PM.

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    Looks like that tiller arm is made from a shot out barrel....

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    Jackie

    I saw the one bunk but where does the crew sleep?

    Does your crew prefer working on a new ship?

    Mort.

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    Holy Cow pies,
    What a nice boat.......
    Thanks for sharing..........

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    Induction and Frayed Pants

    After arriving at the Induction Center we were escorted to a waiting room and told to stand by. After waiting forever our small group went into a separate room and took the oath.

    An NCO escorted us to the waiting room and left us with something like this. "You are now part of the Marine Corps and the sooner you can pay attention and follow orders the easier it will be",

    There was no Rah Rah stuff, not even a short clip of John (Hollywood Marine) in the "Sands of Iwo Jima", my reality check ...you have just signed away the next four years of your life.

    I couldn't eat the food they offered me because I really felt I would be sick. We were also told that cigarettes would be far and few between in boot camp...So if you got em' smoke em.

    One of our group was put in charge during our transport to San Diego. His last name was Peoples and easy name to remember. So Pvt. Peoples had his first assignment'

    After our arrival at MCRD Pvt. Peoples was put on the, "Fat Boy List". What he put on his tray in the Mess Hall was monitored by the Duty Drill Instructor. Between the activity level and his diet he lost a lot of weight. So much so he was walking on the bottoms of his Utility Pants with the heel of his boots, and the pants were getting frayed. He was told to take the issued Marine Corps sewing kit and take up the bottom of his Marine Corps issue pants. I know he was reminded a second time. Sometime after that Pvt. Peoples disappeared.

    We were later told Pvt. Peoples would have the opportunity to join another platoon....sometime down the road.

    Mort
    Last edited by dmort; 05-19-2018 at 08:17 PM.

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