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June 9 Houston, TX Fun Run

Postby PaulC » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:32 pm

Shipmates,

This Saturday we're having a fun run down at Houston's Hermann Park in the Jones reflecting pool starting at 9:00am. Everyone welcome.
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Re: June 9 Houston, TX Fun Run

Postby Scott T » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:02 pm

Have a blast. Give us a report please after maneuvers are complete.

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Re: June 9 Houston, TX Fun Run

Postby PaulC » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:23 pm

Will do.
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Re: June 9 Houston, TX Fun Run

Postby JefftyToo » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:47 am

Pix too, puh-leez. Good luck and good hunting! Wish I could be there.

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Re: June 9 Houston, TX Fun Run

Postby PaulC » Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:02 pm

Lots of fun had this morning. The park was beautiful, the water perfect. Several turtle targets of good tonnage.

Wayne and I arrived at the same time. It was great to see him. He's looking super. He brought along his Akula and Borei projects. I about fell over when I saw the size of the Borei hull in 1/96. You could fit three of my Permits inside it.

John Knasas was already there and running his Revell Gato. It held depth like it was on rails and looked perfect above and below the waves.

Fitz Walker and his wife showed up too. Fitz ran his Doyusha I-400 dynamic diver (see the feature article in the latest SCR) and it performed exceptionally. He can drive the boat so well you'd swear it had a static ballast system.

My Guardfish ran good despite the minimal maintenance I did in advance. Still have a pesky leak around the shaft seal. I did get some nice maneuvers out of her and definitely beat the turtles at "tag".

Didn't take many photos as I had my hands full of boat. But such as I took I share below. Wayne may be forthcoming with some too. All in all it was a lot of fun. Thanks for coming out guys!

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John at the helm of his Gato.

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John's Gato returns from another clean sweep.

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Wayne explains the lighting system in his Akula to Fitz.

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Wayne gives a sense of scale to his Borei class hull.
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Re: June 9 Houston, TX Fun Run

Postby Wayne Frey » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:35 pm

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Re: June 9 Houston, TX Fun Run

Postby Wayne Frey » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:48 pm

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Re: June 9 Houston, TX Fun Run

Postby Scott T » Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:26 pm

Thanks for posting the pictures. Now I have to dig out the report and read up on the I-400 which looks pretty cool.

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Re: June 9 Houston, TX Fun Run

Postby JefftyToo » Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:49 pm

Congrats on another successful run, guys. Combat patrol pins all around!

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Re: June 9 Houston, TX Fun Run

Postby PaulC » Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:59 pm

Wayne's images show a gentleman with a dog that was with us. His name was Warren and he served in Triton (SSN-586) in the early 60's. He said there were still a few hands aboard from the round-the-world cruise. He said they were depth charged by the Soviets on a patrol (assuming th4e lighter practice rounds used to scare them off).

Also, on one patrol they suffered the scramming of not one but both reactors at the same time. He was new to the engineering spaces at that point and wasn't too concerned. Until he saw the look on the face of an experienced nuke sailor -- and then realized they were in serious trouble. He said procedure stated the batteries would be good for two restart attempts at most. Warren reported they made five restart attempts before getting a reactor back online. Of course they were sinking ever deeper the entire time. Pretty amazing. I thanked him for his service.
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Re: June 9 Houston, TX Fun Run

Postby JefftyToo » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:18 pm

Hope you also told him what big Ned Beach fans we were (he skippered the circumnavigation, you'll recall), and that Beach was also a SubCommittee member back in the day.

Did you sign the new guy up? :wink:

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