Excessive force? - SailNet Community
 6Likes
  • 1 Post By capta
  • 2 Post By MarkofSeaLife
  • 1 Post By capta
  • 1 Post By TakeFive
  • 1 Post By chucklesR
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 09-22-2013 Thread Starter
Master Mariner
 
capta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: somewhere in the Windward or Leeward Islands
Posts: 2,080
Thanks: 23
Thanked 104 Times in 99 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
Excessive force?

Perhaps the CG is using a tiny bit of excessive force on PFD enforcement?
Attached Thumbnails
bomb.jpg  
JohnandTerri likes this.

"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

facebook.com/svskippingstone
Our Videos;

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
capta is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 09-22-2013
High Desert Guy
 
Ziaduck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 67
Thanks: 6
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Excessive force?

Nope, that's a PFD delivery device....

We learn not from the mistakes we make, but the price we pay.
Ziaduck is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 10 Old 09-22-2013
Senior Member
 
MarkofSeaLife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,860
Thanks: 41
Thanked 115 Times in 97 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Excessive force?

I think the Iranian navy was sent a message.
zeehag and olddog60 like this.

Sea Life
Notes on a Circumnavigation:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MarkofSeaLife is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 10 Old 09-22-2013
Member
 
contrarian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Must keep this a secret... see cruisning area
Posts: 72
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: Excessive force?

Looks like Warship Warrior is on the prowl again
contrarian is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 10 Old 09-23-2013
Senior Slacker
 
SlowButSteady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,223
Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Re: Excessive force?

Kids and photoshop....

Never forget them. Do something to prevent it from happening again.
Charlotte Bacon, Daniel Barden, Rachel Davino, Olivia Josephine Gay, Ana M. Marquez-Greene, Dylan Hockley, Dawn Hochsprung, Madeleine F. Hsu, Catherine V. Hubbard, Chase Kowalski, Jesse Lewis, James Mattioli , Grace McDonnell, Anne Marie Murphy, Emilie Parker, Jack Pinto, Noah Pozner, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Avielle Richman, Lauren Rousseau, Mary Sherlach, Victoria Soto, Benjamin Wheeler, Allison N. Wyatt
SlowButSteady is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 10 Old 09-24-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,418
Thanks: 13
Thanked 24 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: Excessive force?

Quote:
Originally Posted by capta View Post
Perhaps the CG is using a tiny bit of excessive force on PFD enforcement?
This is the text that accompanied the photo:
The U.S. Air Force proved this month that laser guided bombs can, in fact, hit moving targets at sea when dropped from supersonic bombers like the B-1B Lancer.

On Sept. 4, a B-1 from the 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron took off from Dyess Air Force Base bound for the Gulf of Mexico. Their goal was to better understand and improve their maritime strike capabilities while using a laser guided 500-pound bomb GBU-54, as well as 500 and 2,000-pound joint direct attack munitions.

Last edited by Seaduction; 09-24-2013 at 06:25 PM. Reason: Added sentence.
Seaduction is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 10 Old 09-24-2013 Thread Starter
Master Mariner
 
capta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: somewhere in the Windward or Leeward Islands
Posts: 2,080
Thanks: 23
Thanked 104 Times in 99 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: Excessive force?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seaduction View Post
This is the text that accompanied the photo:
The U.S. Air Force proved this month that laser guided bombs can, in fact, hit moving targets at sea when dropped from supersonic bombers like the B-1B Lancer.

On Sept. 4, a B-1 from the 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron took off from Dyess Air Force Base bound for the Gulf of Mexico. Their goal was to better understand and improve their maritime strike capabilities while using a laser guided 500-pound bomb GBU-54, as well as 500 and 2,000-pound joint direct attack munitions.
Yeah, I do know the back story on the pic, which was not photo shopped, to the best of my knowledge.
It just seemed a bit of insight into our future dealings with the CG, as it seems they are getting more militant by the day.
zeehag likes this.

"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

facebook.com/svskippingstone
Our Videos;

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
capta is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 10 Old 09-24-2013
Proud "picnic sailor"
 
TakeFive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Swarthmore, PA
Posts: 3,062
Thanks: 6
Thanked 80 Times in 70 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Re: Excessive force?

It has to be Photoshopped. Notice that the bow spray is fuzzy because of its motion, but the missile is perfectly sharp . I cannot believe that the bow spray is moving faster than the missile.
Flybyknight likes this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Formerly posted as "RhythmDoctor"
1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
1991 15' Trophy (Lake Wallenpaupack)
1985 14' Phantom (Lake Wallenpaupack)
TakeFive is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 10 Old 09-24-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,418
Thanks: 13
Thanked 24 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: Excessive force?

Here's the link to the story. Its a USAF photo.
Pirate Boats Can?t Hide From ?Murica?s Laser-Guided Bombs | gCaptain ? Maritime & Offshore News
Seaduction is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 10 Old 09-25-2013
Senior Member
 
chucklesR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena Md - Magothy side
Posts: 5,979
Thanks: 10
Thanked 31 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Re: Excessive force?

USCG has nothing to do with this.

USAF is finding a role (i.e. funding source) for the B-1s, nothing to see here folks.
boz86 likes this.

Lessons learned are opportunities earned.
chucklesR is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
excessive oil loss birdlives Diesel 14 06-18-2013 11:16 AM
Excessive mast rake (with pic)? irati Gear & Maintenance 7 08-29-2011 12:35 PM
Excessive Fuel Consumption pirateofcapeann Gear & Maintenance 8 01-22-2007 11:28 AM
excessive oil consumption Dennis Webb Gear & Maintenance 9 05-20-2006 08:27 AM
Excessive weather helm? Jerry G Learning to Sail 16 08-27-2002 03:06 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome