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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-29-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 3,295
Posted By jpqincny
Re: Any Navy or other military occupations that have helped you prepare for living ab

My son did 9 years in Navy aviation and got out because of something mentioned in an earlier post, the changing face of the military. No more hazing, initiations, wild liberty, your chain of command...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-25-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 3,295
Posted By jpqincny
Re: Any Navy or other military occupations that have helped you prepare for living ab

Learn to use tools, all kinds of tools, you need to be able to figure things out without discovering what the insides look like through the vigorous application of a hammer.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2012
Replies: 374
Views: 75,736
Posted By jpqincny
There is a saying among motorcylists: $15,000 and...

There is a saying among motorcylists: $15,000 and 15 miles don't make you a biker. I don't sail much but I did qualify inshore skipper throught the US Navy sailing program in addition to having been...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-08-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,466
Posted By jpqincny
Working under a live load is a VERY BAD idea. ...

Working under a live load is a VERY BAD idea. What about finding a nice sand beach and careening the boat?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-08-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By jpqincny
Therapy, good point, it reminded me of securing...

Therapy, good point, it reminded me of securing for sea like we taught new sailors in the Navy to do. One of the demos I would do is take a ballpoint pen and while talking about the hazards of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 1,789
Posted By jpqincny
Fire as she bears!!!!!!!

Fire as she bears!!!!!!!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-07-2012
Replies: 280
Views: 84,991
Posted By jpqincny
Congratulations on handling a tough situation...

Congratulations on handling a tough situation well. That whole you're not experienced unless (fill in the blank), a friend of mine is a cop and part of the training for new people is hitting them...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 3,295
Posted By jpqincny
20 years of military experience, 2.5 army, 17.5...

20 years of military experience, 2.5 army, 17.5 navy. Navy was much more fun (nobody shot at me). My rating was Hull Maintenanc Tech. The guy who said read the contract isn't kidding but the navy is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-07-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By jpqincny
This is an example of an environment (like...

This is an example of an environment (like flying) that is not inherently unsafe but on the other hand is not forgiving of mistakes or being ill prepared. While on the one hand this video may the...
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