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post #36 of Old 08-13-2007 Thread Starter
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Ah yes, big ships and their perils. My Pops liked to play at running a PT boat in his 23' Glastron, mind you it had 300 HP from twin Mercruiser straight sixes but PT-109, it almost was. One fine day, he was making another torpedo run at a tanker and cut it a bit close on the stern at 30+ knots, only to go airborne over the pit caused by the prop. Nothing quite like looking over the side at the prop lazily turning twenty feet below you as ya sail through the air across a twenty foot hole in the sea. Needles to say, he gave quite a bit more room on subsequent runs. Later that same Summer, he gave up altogether after being tracked by the secondaries on a USN Frigate when he played Torpedo run with them. That was some 25 years ago, today... well, we can all guess that outcome.
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