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  • Birthday 06/19/1949

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  1. U.S.S. Arizona

    I suspect that the Seagulls are correct for the Arizona anyway. With so few Kingfisher aircraft being released to the fleet she probably never got any of the upgraded aircraft, especially the Seahawk as it did not come out until much later in the war.
  2. U.S.S. Arizona

    Just to muddy the water a little Denis "The first 54 Kingfishers were delivered to the U.S. Navy beginning in August 1940 and six had been assigned to the Pearl Harbor-based Battle Force before the end of the same year." It does not say which ships got the Kingfishers. before the end of 1940 and does not say if the Pacific fleet received any more over the next twelve months. Almost all the older cruisers continued to use the SOC-3 Seagull for the remainder of the war with some of the planes being taken out of retirement and reissued to fill the need. If you were building the Pennsylvania then there are pictures that show she had a Kingfishers later in the war. When they were installed is another matter. Vought OS2U Kingfisher ready for launch aboard Battleship USS Pennsylvania BB-38 1943 USS Pennsylvania BB-38 12 AUG 1945. It is clear that now she is equipped with a Curtis Seahawk
  3. The brush attachment was not an idea to replace the trap it was an alternative to the normal suction end that would still allow high air flow, (The force that actually picks the stuff up) and not grabbing every part up and sending down the tube.
  4. I would be tempted to make one if I could find hollow tubes small enough. I think the tubes on the one I posted are too large in diameter. They look like the stir sticks you get for your coffee in restaurants you could still suck up items like belaying pins and such.
  5. Another attachment that might make it even better. https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Attachment-Interface-Tool-Small-Anywhere-Strong/dp/B07B9FS8HK/ref=asc_df_B07B9FS8HK/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=241927329763&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=13006982696506531441&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9033346&hvtargid=pla-429179995910&psc=1
  6. Angle of ship masts

    Hi Rob I doubt anyone without a degree and a few additional years of research under their belt will be able to do better. All we will probably be able to conclude is that the practice was quite common well into the early 18th century or sooner and that it was apparently more intuitive than scientific. It certainly proceeded the Clipper era by a considerable time span.
  7. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    And anything else close! The only time I have seen gators bite 'gently' was in films where they are handling their young. Any other time they seem to be in a bit of a rush and are not so selective. Not that we have a huge gator problem around here but it is nice to know that they wander into salt water also. Question though is the Speckled Trout the same as the Spotted Trout and if so don't they prefer brackish water areas over fully salt water areas?
  8. Angle of ship masts

    Thanks Rob Still doesn't really answer the raked mast question but using Froude's formula above, and a guesstimate of 225' waterline she is the first large sailing ship we have found that has exceeded the formula for hull speed.
  9. It's also interesting that it is addressed 'General Delivery'. Back then when the mail arrived at the post office the postmaster knew everyone in town and no further address was needed.
  10. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Probably proof that God truly protects the stupid and foolish! At least some of them,the others are fast food!
  11. Cataracts---Choices for Vision Correction

    I know you did that on purpose John! Don't try to duck it now! Now I personally have been called MUCH worse than "a roach.
  12. Cataracts---Choices for Vision Correction

    Hello Phil I have not personally had any eye corrective actions personally but I still think I can possibly inject at least one insight into your dilemma if i understand you correctly. I have two sons that have issues with unequal vision in both eyes. One is in his mid 30s, (Interestingly he is also an attorney) and when he was young we could not keep glasses on him so now he says that he wished he had listened years ago. This boy has had more than his share of accidents over his adult years starting in the first day he got his drivers license. While I can not prove it I suspect that they may have possibly been caused by the unequal vision giving him a problem with depth perception. As you say that you like shooting and the driving issue is obvious. I would think that the close up problems like modeling and reading would be much easier to deal with bu using glasses like John has suggested, and far less dangerous if not perfect. But even then I would think equal vision in both eyes would make picking the proper glasses much easier. The other son is only 11 so no driving issues, but he has enough problems with one bad eye that reading poses significant reading issues with him that again easily corrected with glasses. He also of course has issues in most sports and as he is reluctant to wear his glasses when playing this prevents him from being as good in that sport as he could be. Again because of depth perception issues that I don't think he is even aware of. So in short I would think that making whatever corrections are required with a preference for far vision, like you seem to be leaning toward anyway, would be a good choice combined with balanced vision, and deal with the close up issues with glasses or contacts.
  13. Wood Allergies

    You can deal with and handle an item or substance all your life without problems, UNTIL you suddenly become allergic to it. Use care and please don't become cavalier about it. We obviously like you checking in around here now and then and letting us know what you are up to.
  14. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Those umbrellas are SO Gosh though. Makes the Gator look so fufu! I suspect you may be right though that the gators stay up river away from the high seawalls. They do prefer to be in places where they can go freely between water and shore. I still don't know about their willingness to stray into salt water or possibly into brackish tidal waters. That area does tend to be a mixing ground for many sea and fresh water species.
  15. Angle of ship masts

    Thanks Wayne I suppose I was being a little lazy in saying it would be nice addition to the conversation to have a Naval or marine Architect explain the scientific codification behind the evolution of a certain practice, rather than buying and reading the explanation already provided by a navel architect in book form for myself. Looks like I will be adding yet another book to my reference pile so that hopefully I will be able to provide the answer next time the question comes up.

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