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Old 01-03-2012, 03:58 PM   #2126
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I can't promise no swimming, but I can promise you if I am something has gone catastrophically wrong... I will not be going down on any pontoons this trip...
Heck, we have these little boats that should keep you from having to go in a pontoon again. Be safe down there.

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Meant to post this up day before yesterday... got busy doing other stuff... But here is an update from Corey...

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Turbo's are at precision getting looked at. I think they got there Tuesday. Lee dropped off the trany a couple days ago as well. He said there was obvious damage to the 4th gear parts and the new synchro slider was an updated piece. Should work like a champ. So I'm going to call on the turbo's on monday to see what's up. Other than that, I was going to call you today to see what was up but didn't get a spare second until just now. It's been a couple of long short weeks if you know what I mean.

Good luck in Mexico. Maybe things will be better this time around. :-) Be safe, email often, and we'll see you when you get back.

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Yeah, the higher the goals the more time, setbacks and slowdowns. Goes with the territory. Brandi will be up and running like a rabid dog this year !
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:11 PM   #2127
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Hey all,

Thanks for the well wishes... I am back on the rig after a lil over 5 months... In many ways it's good to be back... for one I feel a productive member of society again... but mostly for the good people I work with on the rig...

We spend more time with our co-workers than we do our families and it's important to me to have access to such good friends...

So far all is well and good with me being back on the water... My OIM, big boss, and I had a long sit down yesterday... I think it was good for both of us... I genuinely respect and like this man... He is a good one to work for...

I will be home before too long, and if I stay on my current schedule, I will mosty assuredly be at the Camaro Fest in Indy... Woo HOO...
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:13 PM   #2128
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Hey all,

Thanks for the well wishes... I am back on the rig after a lil over 5 months... In many ways it's good to be back... for one I feel a productive member of society again... but mostly for the good people I work with on the rig...

We spend more time with our co-workers than we do our families and it's important to me to have access to such good friends...

So far all is well and good with me being back on the water... My OIM, big boss, and I had a long sit down yesterday... I think it was good for both of us... I genuinely respect and like this man... He is a good one to work for...

I will be home before too long, and if I stay on my current schedule, I will mosty assuredly be at the Camaro Fest in Indy... Woo HOO...
Be careful out there bro. Remember...you're old.
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:16 PM   #2129
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:19 PM   #2130
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:23 PM   #2131
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Dang. I would never say something like that to Robert! You should say it like this, "You are old and frail, sir!" Show some respect, will ya?

R - I'm glad you made it safely back to the rig!
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:39 PM   #2132
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yup0, about your age...

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Dang. I would never say something like that to Robert! You should say it like this, "You are old and frail, sir!" Show some respect, will ya?

R - I'm glad you made it safely back to the rig!
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:56 AM   #2133
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Latest update from Corey...

Ok, just a little bit of scoring on the piston ring of the drivers side turbo. They don't know why, but they are going to repair it for us. The next question was upgrading. Talking with Pete and Denis, the repair guy and my old sales guy, we're going to try to make a custom setup with a 67mm (instead of the 62mm) compressor housing, and move up the exhaust housing from a 65mm to a 66mm. No idea what the cost will be at this point, but if the compressor side can be increased to a 67, we'll be in great shape. More power with less turbine speed, and lower egt's due to the larger exhaust housing. They are going to call me back once they figure out if they can work it or not.

Did you make it to Mexico ok? No body cavity searches?

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Old 01-05-2012, 10:43 AM   #2134
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Looks like the drag racing is going to be awesome at Indy

Any familiar faces on the new rig?
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:02 AM   #2135
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Looks like the drag racing is going to be awesome at Indy

Any familiar faces on the new rig?
It's actually the same rig, and a lot of the old faces are still present, along with some new ones... Good guys all around...

My new night subsea trainee is jam up... He is amazing... It's nice to be able to describe what needs to be done and not worry about it... He calls me if he needs help, and has done good so far... Very Intelligent dude...
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:41 PM   #2136
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Robert, glad to hear things are starting off well back on the rig. Wish we'd gotten to see you one more time before you left, but I guess we saw enough of you the past 4 months to make up for it LMFAO. So...how'd you manage to sneak the iPad on the rig? Thought you were going to be device-less?
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:46 PM   #2137
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Robert, glad to hear things are starting off well back on the rig. Wish we'd gotten to see you one more time before you left, but I guess we saw enough of you the past 4 months to make up for it LMFAO. So...how'd you manage to sneak the iPad on the rig? Thought you were going to be device-less?
Hey Mike,

I am device-less... but I still have my office computer... Can't camp out on it though like I do at home, but I check in a couple times during the day...

I would have liked to have seen the gang as well but it wasn't in the cards...

Hopefully mid Feb the weather will be great for a Track evening.....
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:06 AM   #2138
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Hopefully mid Feb the weather will be great for a Track evening.....
Let me know when you get back, I may come down for a day or so.. They closed one of the 1/4 mile tracks up here in Big D..
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:31 PM   #2139
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Let me know when you get back, I may come down for a day or so.. They closed one of the 1/4 mile tracks up here in Big D..
I'll do that and you are welcome to stay at the house... Track is about 45 miles from me... and I can certainly rally some troops for a nice evening, especially if the weather is good...
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:10 PM   #2140
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:14 PM   #2141
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:56 PM   #2142
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