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#31
This one time! Going fishing about a mile off of Sydney Heads, we were catching descent fish, some had to be thrown against the gunnel. Pests and keep the sharks away as we move back towards the inlet. Catching good size eating fish now and mate flicks his head South "eh" we look to point and the Southern horizon is turning deep purple/black.

I say "we'll be right, keep fishing and stay ahead of it." Cap'n nods and agrees. Not catching much now but still heading North to stay ahead.

I don't know how because I saw noting, we got hit from the West like nothing else. 2mins flat mate is in the back bailing with a fuckn fuck all bucket. (do what you have to do) I look at Cappy, he's gone white.....Jackets? He nods. So my head is smashed whilst im cutting the life jackets free, mate down the back is pale paling so I throw him the first, 2nd to Cap then put mine on. The gloom from the Sth meets.

Right, now we can focus. Unfortunately the bow on this 4.5m tinnie is being lifted by the swell and wind and thrown at 45°, Iv'e got nothing as a watcher even though we all know there are rocks around because the rain is pelting my eyes out. Mate is still bailing even though the bow is getting higher, Cappy is getting whiter and I can't see anything!...........Then

Fuck yeah, the monster from the West passed. Due to us freaking about the Southerly, we realized that we were being pushed out to sea, not to the rocks.

By the time we nervously laughed it out we were suprised we had been blown a whole headland Sth.
Never go into Sth sea in 4.5 tinnie.
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#32
I caught a 13 lb walleye on 6 lb test line with crappie fishing. I ate it. Didn't know it east a literal trophy fish
"Why don't you try speaking in words instead of your damn dirty lies?"
~Louise Belcher
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#33
(01-31-2020, 12:53 AM)KOMMA Wrote: Four male Reiki Master Teachers had just finished being at an exhibition in London, about to go home and the car refused to start due to a "flat battery".

So all four RM's put their bare hands on the battery and sent energy to it, then the car started.

True story.

Yeah3

I believe it!
☯ * I have laughed, loved, hated and cried when I was young.
I have laughed, loved, hated and cried when I was old.
For the wise, there is a lesson here! ~cm
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#34
(01-31-2020, 12:37 AM)Tac Wrote: Once upon a time circa 1969 when I was on my first ship and just a green E3 Seaman my special Sea and Anchor detail assignment was Lee Helmsman.  I was manning the Lee Helm (speed control of each of the twin shafts/screws) and we were conducting Plane Guard about 6000 yards behind the Aircraft Carrier Kennedy as she was launching aircraft.  The Captain was on the bridge, but 2 Junior Officers had the watch (Bridge and Con).  All of a sudden the Captain jumped out of his bridge chair grabbing binoculars and loudly announcing "This is the Captain, I have the Bridge and the Con, All Ahead Flank set RPMS for Maneuvering."  I answered repeating the Lee Helm orders.  The Captain then had the Helmsman (steering) come left 5 degrees rudder.  The he had the Helmsman steady on this course.  Tricky at high speed as the ship is big and heavy and can go past the desired heading.  You have to go slightly past a centered rudder then meet it coming back to centered rudder or you zig zag and get your ass chewed royally.  Shortly lookouts called out whaat the Captain had already seen 1st with a naked eye.  We were closing fast on an exposed periscope of a submarine (Russian).  The collision alarm was sounded as ordered just before we got to where the periscope had disappeared.  There was a very noticeable impact.  Another destroyer came over and got transient noises on sonar from the damaged Russian sub.  They followed them long enough to ascertain the Russians had learned where they were not welcome to be, as they fled away from the Carrier Group.  We were replaced on Plane Guard and stood down to assess our own damages.  Our sonar dome had been tore up completely and we had a bit of other damage but were not taking on water anywhere, and we ended up leaving the carrier group and made our way to Brest France which was our next Liberty port.  We were supposed to anchor out in a designated anchorage with huge anchoring buoys we were expected to tie off on.  We had a harbor pilot on board to see to the conning and speed to the approach to the buoy.  Unheard of the Captain again took over control of the Bridge and the Con.  Guess what happened next?  Instead of a smooth slow safe approach to the anchoring buoy, we ran over it.  I was on Lee Helm for this as well.  Just following Orders.  It was all above my paygrade, but I would bet the logs never showed the collision with the Russian sub and the anchoring incident was a cover story for our sonar dome damage.  We did get 6 weeks in drydock in Toulon France while our sonar dome and damage was repaired.  Toulon it self would be another whole story that I don't think I will tell.  Some wild and crazy things happened there.

So nice, I read it twice.
"100% Bullshit" - Han Sole
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#35
(01-31-2020, 12:07 AM)Wingsprint Wrote:
(01-30-2020, 10:59 PM)Pipkints Wrote:
(01-30-2020, 08:18 PM)Wingsprint Wrote: [Image: Moto70.jpg]

my Hero...

I have those SCOTT boots stashed in the Container... Chuckle

Whoop! Yellow Yammi, that Hannah could ride a machine. So I'll tell a story. Love Yamies, always. My Hero was the first to go over there < Gall was his name, All Hail Lord Gall. it was he that put Aus into the professional motocross/supercross scene. Which was starting up big time over in the US

We were first to scramble in mud and shit. (Hey, settle down Yanks & Poms we could argue all day.) So since we inveted it, it wasnt going to be long until we dominate it. That didn't turn out to be. From the mid 70's the Euros gave the Yanks heaps, particularly the Belgians (which will come back to haunt the US) From the late 70's until the early/mid 90's Mother America ruled the world in motocross.

I did a quick rundown of all the magazine's over that time. Aus magz, Motocross Action, The odd Euro mag if I could get my hands on one, generally Pomo. Ended being something like $3000. Fully Obsessed.

Only one regret, and its not mine. David Bailey would have been the best that ever rode, meaning titles. His perfection was rare and unfortunately limited.

My sig is Jonny O.
Apologies

Hee Hee...those were the good old days...I started in 77'  and won a ton of races local and made it to the regionals and missed it by one spot...

had great fun...the golden age of MX.....I have five boxes of MX mags in my container and tons of MXaction.....loved Jodys box articles...

learned a lot about building motors...porting...etc...

Roger De Coster  was my other favorites cause I rode a Suzuki...

[Image: de-coster_191114_114356.jpg]

Steve Stackable of Maico

I can name 50 still.... Chuckle

Should have riddin some Bultaco wrist pumpers. But hey all those air cooled big bores rattled the shit out of everything and everyone Yeah3
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#36
(01-31-2020, 12:54 AM)Pure Rock fury Wrote: Which one?  Folks wouldn't believe them.

The one you feel comfortable posting.

Everything I post is true, but I know that most people think I am full of shit.

100% Bullshit? That's for you to decide.
"100% Bullshit" - Han Sole
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#37
(01-31-2020, 12:53 AM)KOMMA Wrote: Four male Reiki Master Teachers had just finished being at an exhibition in London, about to go home and the car refused to start due to a "flat battery".

So all four RM's put their bare hands on the battery and sent energy to it, then the car started.

True story.

Yeah3

This one is trippy.
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#38
(01-31-2020, 01:18 AM)Pipkints Wrote:
(01-31-2020, 12:07 AM)Wingsprint Wrote:
(01-30-2020, 10:59 PM)Pipkints Wrote: Whoop! Yellow Yammi, that Hannah could ride a machine. So I'll tell a story. Love Yamies, always. My Hero was the first to go over there < Gall was his name, All Hail Lord Gall. it was he that put Aus into the professional motocross/supercross scene. Which was starting up big time over in the US

We were first to scramble in mud and shit. (Hey, settle down Yanks & Poms we could argue all day.) So since we inveted it, it wasnt going to be long until we dominate it. That didn't turn out to be. From the mid 70's the Euros gave the Yanks heaps, particularly the Belgians (which will come back to haunt the US) From the late 70's until the early/mid 90's Mother America ruled the world in motocross.

I did a quick rundown of all the magazine's over that time. Aus magz, Motocross Action, The odd Euro mag if I could get my hands on one, generally Pomo. Ended being something like $3000. Fully Obsessed.

Only one regret, and its not mine. David Bailey would have been the best that ever rode, meaning titles. His perfection was rare and unfortunately limited.

My sig is Jonny O.
Apologies

Hee Hee...those were the good old days...I started in 77'  and won a ton of races local and made it to the regionals and missed it by one spot...

had great fun...the golden age of MX.....I have five boxes of MX mags in my container and tons of MXaction.....loved Jodys box articles...

learned a lot about building motors...porting...etc...

Roger De Coster  was my other favorites cause I rode a Suzuki...

[Image: de-coster_191114_114356.jpg]

Steve Stackable of Maico

I can name 50 still.... Chuckle

Should have riddin some Bultaco wrist pumpers. But hey all those air cooled big bores rattled the shit out of everything and everyone Yeah3

Where do you stand on 2 stroke / 4 stroke?
"100% Bullshit" - Han Sole
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#39
(01-31-2020, 01:18 AM)VonLud Wrote:
(01-31-2020, 12:37 AM)Tac Wrote: Once upon a time circa 1969 when I was on my first ship and just a green E3 Seaman my special Sea and Anchor detail assignment was Lee Helmsman.  I was manning the Lee Helm (speed control of each of the twin shafts/screws) and we were conducting Plane Guard about 6000 yards behind the Aircraft Carrier Kennedy as she was launching aircraft.  The Captain was on the bridge, but 2 Junior Officers had the watch (Bridge and Con).  All of a sudden the Captain jumped out of his bridge chair grabbing binoculars and loudly announcing "This is the Captain, I have the Bridge and the Con, All Ahead Flank set RPMS for Maneuvering."  I answered repeating the Lee Helm orders.  The Captain then had the Helmsman (steering) come left 5 degrees rudder.  The he had the Helmsman steady on this course.  Tricky at high speed as the ship is big and heavy and can go past the desired heading.  You have to go slightly past a centered rudder then meet it coming back to centered rudder or you zig zag and get your ass chewed royally.  Shortly lookouts called out whaat the Captain had already seen 1st with a naked eye.  We were closing fast on an exposed periscope of a submarine (Russian).  The collision alarm was sounded as ordered just before we got to where the periscope had disappeared.  There was a very noticeable impact.  Another destroyer came over and got transient noises on sonar from the damaged Russian sub.  They followed them long enough to ascertain the Russians had learned where they were not welcome to be, as they fled away from the Carrier Group.  We were replaced on Plane Guard and stood down to assess our own damages.  Our sonar dome had been tore up completely and we had a bit of other damage but were not taking on water anywhere, and we ended up leaving the carrier group and made our way to Brest France which was our next Liberty port.  We were supposed to anchor out in a designated anchorage with huge anchoring buoys we were expected to tie off on.  We had a harbor pilot on board to see to the conning and speed to the approach to the buoy.  Unheard of the Captain again took over control of the Bridge and the Con.  Guess what happened next?  Instead of a smooth slow safe approach to the anchoring buoy, we ran over it.  I was on Lee Helm for this as well.  Just following Orders.  It was all above my paygrade, but I would bet the logs never showed the collision with the Russian sub and the anchoring incident was a cover story for our sonar dome damage.  We did get 6 weeks in drydock in Toulon France while our sonar dome and damage was repaired.  Toulon it self would be another whole story that I don't think I will tell.  Some wild and crazy things happened there.

So nice, I read it twice.

Don't bring us down man. What happened in Toulon stays in Toulon. Drinks
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(01-30-2020, 08:36 PM)Sippy Wrote: One winter my eldest brother bought a hang glider cheap. He really wanted to try it out. So he put on a pair of skis, rigged up the hang glider. Middle brother gets 40' of rope ties it to the snowmobile. Eldest ties the rope on and they head off. When the sled got to 30mph or so bro lifts the nose of the hang glider. At that speed it snapped him up into the air, he hits the end of the rope. Well, it lifted the sled's track off the snow, sled comes to a dead stop, hang glider dives, track hits snow and still revved takes off again. Hang glider snaps up into the air  Jptdknpa  Jptdknpa
Next they tried it from the back of a pickup but all that happened was eldest bro got flipped out. At 30 mph. True story. Don't know how they're still alive  1dunno1

Thats great Sippy, i couldn't read two words without laughing. ^ Gold.
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