Wednesday, May 27, 2020

New Canoe for Drjim??

Hmmmm....change the hull number to 61 and I might be interested.....



Bummer about SpaceX scrubbing the launch, but the weather was a bit too iffy. And clear weather will help the Photo-Optics Team get better film and/or video of the launch. Considering it's SpaceX, they probably do 100% video. I went to a High-Speed Imaging conference some years ago, and the recording of high-speed events had pretty much gone to all video by then. The company putting on the conference was literally the last place in the world we could get our high-speed (400fps/16mm) film cameras serviced, so I got to spend two extra days in training with the guy that worked on our cameras.

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    1. Since they scrubbed due to weather, I'm hoping things go smoothly on Saturday.

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  2. That's a canoe I might even like.

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    1. Sure would look neat on her own little trailer behind my Jeep!

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  3. I have not earned the right to such a canoe, but you have.

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    1. Thank you, ma'am! I was only on her as a caretaker and restorer.

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  4. So when does the kit arrive?
    LOL!!!

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    1. We're working out something on the shipping cost.....all that iron and armor is HEAVY!

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  5. That kayak is only cool if the guns operate and you can sink other watercraft. Of course, knowing you, they will.

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    1. Shhhh! I'm working on a miniaturized fire control system.....

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  6. Any of the Iowa class numbers would be great and I prefer 64.
    When the Wisconsin was last reactivated she spent some time in Philly shipyard.
    I got to go to sea with her for a few days of sea trials.
    I do casually drop into any ship conversation, "When I was at sea on the battleship Wisconsin."

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    1. We visited the Missouri ay Pearl when we went to Hawaii some years ago, and I spent 6 years on the Iowa as a volunteer when they brought her down to Lost Angeleez.

      I finally understood what "Built Like A Battleship" means.....

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  7. How long did it take him to build it is the question...

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    1. I just wonder if it's wood or fiberglass.....

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