A Sailors Story

Gathering

Raywood

The Pirate
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Ray? Why did you and Shag loose contact? Seems you 2 were great friends. Ever attempt to look him up?

Great story! :2thumbs:
Yes I have. And we've gotten msgs back and forth but he got into the "Black Ops" after the Navy so..........

I'll see him again though.

Thanks,
Ray
 

BorgerBigDog

BORN TEXAN
Awesome Ray.Dad was a hard worker and tought you many values in life to carry on in the family.Ogden is cool we remodeled the Dillards at that Mall. Beautiful mountains i was surprised when my kids got the day off from school for Elk season... I learned to tie flies there it was cool to catch a trout on a fly that i made. Ogden is a small part of my moving throughout the states but was one of my favorite places :2thumbs: :2thumbs: :2thumbs:
 

Raywood

The Pirate
Lifetime Supporting Member
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Awesome Ray.Dad was a hard worker and tought you many values in life to carry on in the family.Ogden is cool we remodeled the Dillards at that Mall. Beautiful mountains i was surprised when my kids got the day off from school for Elk season... I learned to tie flies there it was cool to catch a trout on a fly that i made. Ogden is a small part of my moving throughout the states but was one of my favorite places :2thumbs: :2thumbs: :2thumbs:
Glad to hear you have a passion for "Fly Fishing". It's something that can become a habit!! I learned how to fish with a fly pole. Yes, Northern Utah is beautiful.

:cheers: :cheers:

 

shovelcowboy

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Hey Ray, I haven't been posting much lately but I HAVE been keeping up with this thread and since the beginning have really enjoyed it.

We have quite a lot in common!

1. I fell out of my garage attic a few years ago and broke some ribs on the work bench on the way down to the concrete. Hurt like hell and slow to heal!
I hope your ribs are better now.

2. We both did a ground-up custom build (although mine was done almost 20 yrs after yours. Do you think you will ever do another (maybe you have done more than one)?

3. We both grew up on farms (I raised 100 tons of pinto beans one yr in CO). Farmed 500 acres of row crops and put up 3000 acres of alfalfa (had a custom hay business on the side).

4. We were both fans of MTV in the late 80,s.

5. We both grew up with and like hunting and fishing!

6. And we both like bikes and road trips. (Speaking of which, how come you are not coming through or near my town on your long trip you have planned - I'm bummed about that).

Anyway, really enjoying your life story and the pics. I know I have a bunch of old ones of my life but not even sure of where they are right now.

Here is one old one of me next to my now passed on uncle's harley in the early 50's (God I'm old! and don't laugh!). He used to take me everywhere on this bike and undoubtably instilled some of my love of bikes today.

Shovelcowboy:flag:

 

scubaman15

Well-Known Member
I laughed out loud viewing the photos of the easyrider basic bike wire ...I remember that shit:lol: :lol: This thread has been so cool bringing me back to a place I had not thought about in a while :up:

I cannot imagine what life was like underwater with NO FEMALE contact for months and months .. Talk about being horney :roll: :roll: :roll: It takes a special person I'm sure !!!! That subject might have to be discused in the alley:lol: Did the goverment inlist the help of Woddie Alan and his Orgasm machine???:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Just playing but I do want to thank you for this thread ,its great and well done my hats off to you...:cheers: Raywood for president:up:
 

Raywood

The Pirate
Lifetime Supporting Member
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I laughed out loud viewing the photos of the easyrider basic bike wire ...I remember that shit:lol: :lol:
Ironic how things USED to be SO simple. Now compared to our EHC's my simple wiring worked just fine for what it was.

I still have that Easyrider Electrical book somewhere in my collection!

:cheers: :2thumbs: :cheers:
 

Jazzy

Active Member
Great Story Ray, brings back some good ol' memories.
And a few I've tried to forget. Always hated the fire drills, "sucking rubber", those old EAB's, hated that shit...
 

Raywood

The Pirate
Lifetime Supporting Member
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Can anyone tell me what’s happening in this picture?




Not sure but maybe some type of degaussing???
I'll be damned!!!! Yes you are right.

Believe it or not but there are satellites that can detect the disruption of the earths magnetic field so they can spot a ship or submarine in the vast big ocean by looking for these interruptions.
We degauss our submarines to reduce this magnetic interruption.

I'm impressed there Fibersnake!! :2thumbs: :cheers: :2thumbs:
 

scubaman15

Well-Known Member
And I thought they were just emptying&charging up the Orgasm machine for the next deployment.....:roll: :roll:
 

Raywood

The Pirate
Lifetime Supporting Member
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Great Story Ray, brings back some good ol' memories.
And a few I've tried to forget. Always hated the fire drills, "sucking rubber", those old EAB's, hated that shit...
What boats were you on?
I did:
Narwhal
Shark
Daniel Boone (2 yrs in the shipyard @ Newport News)
Seawold SSN 575 not the new one
Richard B Russell (twice)
Henry M Jackson
Nebraska

:flag:
 

Jazzy

Active Member
Ray, I was a FT(G) and then an Ordnance LDO.
Alexander Hamilton -SSBN-617 rode it through PSNS for a refueling overhaul
Cavalla - SSN 684 Pearl Harbor
Squadron 11 San Diego
Frank Cable - AS-40 Guam
It was a lot of fun and I have a metric butt ton of good ol' memories.
Jeff
 
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