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Offline Lance Dean

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Any word on her drydocking?
« on: June 06, 2008, 07:42:59 PM »
Has anyone heard how her drydocking is coming along?

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Re: Any word on her drydocking?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2008, 07:26:00 PM »
Yup, she's on her way to the Bklyn Navy Yard for a  minor drydocking and then back home across from the Intrepid in early November. Clickety click on the below for the details and pic:

http://gothamist.com/2008/09/25/submarine_in_the_east_river.php

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Re: Any word on her drydocking?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2008, 01:34:02 PM »
Latest word is that she returns to Pier 86 on 6 Nov. [subject to change of course]

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Re: Any word on her drydocking?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2008, 12:22:17 PM »
So the Growler is back now?  How does she look?

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Re: Any word on her drydocking?
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2008, 10:58:30 AM »
Here's some photos courtesy of Bob McManus - NYC Base USSVI. Just clickety click the link:

http://www.pbase.com/bobmac/growler

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Re: Any word on her drydocking?
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2008, 01:33:20 PM »
Nice pictures, glad she's back.  That one of a "line handler" - I hope that he did not intend to throw that hand line the way he was holding it!!  whole coil of line and the monkey's fist in one hand?  :crazy2:
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Re: Any word on her drydocking?
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2008, 02:30:23 PM »
He must be a former TM or A Ganger, personally I used to have half of the line in one hand and the other half in the other hand.. Now there were exceptions when trying to see who could toss a heevy line the farthest and then it was just like that, won a few lost a few doing it like that though

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Re: Any word on her drydocking?
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2008, 02:44:15 PM »
One of these days we need to sit pier side and see who can tie a monkey fist fastest.  I have one in my gararge to use when I need to get a line up over the roof for a hand line when doing weather station maintenance,  old people need support when walking on roofs. :'(

spent time in the deck gang and learned lots o' knots ;D
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Re: Any word on her drydocking?
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2008, 08:12:28 PM »
How about we just set on the pier and drink some nice cool beverages together and talk about ports past, never really learned how to time a monkey's fist because in the "supposed modern Navy" we used the orange rubber ball and now they use that with a throwing bag so that the line doesn't get tangled up onto intself while being thrown.

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Re: Any word on her drydocking?
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2008, 10:26:38 PM »
We drink and I teach... Orange balls are for ... :angel:
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Re: Any word on her drydocking?
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2008, 03:33:44 PM »
Well I know that blue balls are because of ;)  and that orange balls have been caused by eating too many cheeto's and then ???  but I never heard that orange balls are because of being a glow boat sailor :2funny: