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Old 06-05-2011, 06:50 PM   #1101
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Inferiority complex... ???


It's like the Stool pushers, I mean tool pushers out here... I kinda work for them, but mostly I work for the OIM and the Subsea Supervisors in town... I've run a tool pusher out of the moonpool for getting in the way... And I've been on the floating piece of junk iron for 28 days, surviving mostly on a diet of french fries... You don't want anything from me... except maybe the oil we drill for when we are working...

I eat so much potatoes out here, I think I probably pass vodka...
LMAO Don't let the rest of the crew know that.. They's start following you to the head with a flask...

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Old 06-05-2011, 07:18 PM   #1102
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That story about the Kitty Hawk is pretty well known... I don't think people understand how big an elevator is on the carrier... Like big enough for 2 F14 or F18s to fit side by side not opposing.....



Not necessarily 70 feet but when the carrier is pitching the flight deck can be as low as 30 ish feet above water... So you more plow through the next wave... But I can tell you this... We been crossing the Indian Ocean... and when you are sitting in the Galley on a ship the size of an Aircraft Carrier and your food is launched off the table cut the wave hits the bow so hard it's like she ran aground... That will rattle any one's cage...

I've been flying looking for good weather.... Literally, they'd send the helo's out to try and get above the clouds and look for clear weather to run flight ops... and just as we lifted off the flight deck the destroyer next to us literally disappeared.. I mean GONE... underwater... I thought for sure I was gonna have to rescue someone in that weather... but I'll be dammed if she didn't just breach the other side and shake it of like a dog getting out of a pond. I was astounded...





Well surface guys are pretty anal about their actual rank..
Chief, Senior Chief, and Master Chiefs all wear different rank insignia...

And since I was an airdale on board ship, junior airdale on board ship, who called him by the wrong rank.... (You really only call Chiefs "Chief" Senior Chiefs "Senior" and Master Chiefs... "Master Chief"... Or CMC but only if they are the "Command Master Chief")..... He decided I was gonna be the example...

so to call a Senior Chief just "Chief" is robing him of one rank... and the fact that I was an "Air Wing" guy didn't help much...

And you are very welcome.. I'd be glad to paddle that creek with you guys should the need arise.
funny story about needle guns... There was a female roustabout on a rig in the gulf of Mexico, several years ago... I was still working for Oceaneering at the time... If there was any chipping and buffing to be done, she would throw her hat in the mix before anybody else had a chance to... and everybody hates chipping... well most everybody...

She would get a five gallon bucket, her needle gun and hoses and go at it... funny thing is she would stop chipping every so often.... kind of shake a little, and go back at it... Over and over and over again... I often wonder if she needed a cigarette as often as she had the shaking spells...
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:46 PM   #1103
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funny story about needle guns... There was a female roustabout on a rig in the gulf of Mexico, several years ago... I was still working for Oceaneering at the time... If there was any chipping and buffing to be done, she would throw her hat in the mix before anybody else had a chance to... and everybody hates chipping... well most everybody...

She would get a five gallon bucket, her needle gun and hoses and go at it... funny thing is she would stop chipping every so often.... kind of shake a little, and go back at it... Over and over and over again... I often wonder if she needed a cigarette as often as she had the shaking spells...
Well that may have been the same knucklehead who would take care of the the flight deck pad eyes at 2 am... Our berthing was directly under the waist cat waterbrake... or basically one level below the flight deck.. and every night for a frakin month some deck hand would be up there at 2 am.... hammering away...

Talk about wanting to throw some one over board...
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:17 PM   #1104
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Well, Act made some adjustments to my clutch, and it should have shipped out today.

Corey should have the newly rebuilt upgraded tran in his hands tomorrow, so I'm hoping to be able to pick it up Friday, but Saturday or Monday may be more realistic...

Have no doubt it will be better though...
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:15 AM   #1105
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Can't wait to hear the good news
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:58 AM   #1106
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Bulletproof motor, clutch (hope), trans, .....

You're gonna strip ring/pinion gears like corn off the cob if you're not careful
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:52 AM   #1107
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Bulletproof motor, clutch (hope), trans, .....

You're gonna strip ring/pinion gears like corn off the cob if you're not careful
Agreed, that's why I'm working on getting a nine inch from DSS, and a Strange Engineering tru trac diff with 3:07 gears
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:20 PM   #1108
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:56 PM   #1109
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So you must be winging your way home now?

Nope, bout four hours from now,
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:33 PM   #1110
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Woo Hoo, got upgraded all the way home... Life is good right now...and most all the time...
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:40 PM   #1111
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Woo Hoo, got upgraded all the way home... Life is good right now...and most all the time...

Well alright ! Let the fun continue...
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:39 PM   #1112
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Well alright ! Let the fun continue...
Nothing much better than taking a long hot shower in the Admirals club, putting on comfortable clothes and winging my way home...

I'll be in Austin by 11:30 am tomorrow....
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Old 06-08-2011, 05:19 PM   #1113
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:36 PM   #1114
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I've learned superchargers, cams, suspension and paint. Guess I've got to start learnin' about turbos, lol (This is going to be a lot of reading)
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:33 AM   #1115
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You'll learn all kinds of crazy tidbits in here, not all of them good...thanks for stopping by...
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Thanks Merc, as I type this reply, it's five am in Miami... Three flights down, two to go...
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thanks, I'm looking forward to being home...
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:23 AM   #1117
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Glad you're back home for a while. Hope everything has been going well for you.
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:30 AM   #1118
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Glad you're back home for a while. Hope everything has been going well for you.
It has nick, other than having to work, I wish I was retired already, but at my age...

thanks for the kind words, got an update from Corey, he is expecting my clutch tomorrow back from ACT... So, maybe tomorrow, maybe Saturday, and maybe Monday... Time will tell... I'm in the plane in Dallas getting ready to leave for Austin. Getting close....
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:44 AM   #1119
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Robert Glad you are back, hopefully your tranny issues are fixed as well.
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Robert Glad you are back, hopefully your tranny issues are fixed as well.
Thank You Sir,

I hope they are fixed as well, time tells all...
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:42 PM   #1121
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Thank You Sir,

I hope they are fixed as well, time tells all...
woot woot... high five for tranny issues... Robert and I are giving them out.

side note.... 9ball has been PMed and Apex Chase has my order
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woot woot... high five for tranny issues... Robert and I are giving them out.

side note.... 9ball has been PMed and Apex Chase has my order
Right on, both of em are stand up...
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:31 PM   #1123
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:20 PM   #1125
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woot woot... high five for tranny issues... Robert and I are giving them out.

side note.... 9ball has been PMed and Apex Chase has my order
So your problem was the trans?
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