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Old 29-11-2008, 17:37   #1
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Check out "The Officer's Lounge" at Martin's Marine Engineering Page (www.dieselduck.net). Please disregard if this has already been "found". I searched the forum and found nothing.

The site has some VERY FUNNY stuff!!!!!!!

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Old 30-11-2008, 17:11   #2
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When I started my first real A&P job I worked with some ancient guys outta Lockheed & Douglas.

They sent me to town to buy flight line. I came back six hours later and stated I looked everywhere but couldn't find any. They didn't get it.

The next day I was sent for some propwash. Six hours later I came back empty handed but offered to go to the city to look for some the next day.

Homer looked at me and said something like, "What would you do if I asked you to go get a skyhook?"

"Shouldn't take more than a day or so to find one of those."

Our side of the airport had no city water. We hauled water in. After that I got to haul water in the trailer for a month - so much for being a smart a**.
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I had a friend that had an equipment rental place. He had a truck with an extendable hydraulic crane with "Skyhook" painted professionally on the boom. So, in 1978, when I was on a new waterproofing job and was told to go find a "skyhook", an hour later I drove up in with one. My buddy even provided me with a bill to the waterproofing company for $150/hour.

The look on the foreman's face was priceless!


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BTW: Liberty28, thanks. I read the whole thing!
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Old 30-11-2008, 19:28   #4
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Skyhook? Skyhook?! I got yer skyhook right here!!!

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When I started my first real A&P job I worked with some ancient guys outta Lockheed & Douglas.

They sent me to town to buy flight line. I came back six hours later and stated I looked everywhere but couldn't find any. They didn't get it.

The next day I was sent for some propwash. Six hours later I came back empty handed but offered to go to the city to look for some the next day.

Homer looked at me and said something like, "What would you do if I asked you to go get a skyhook?"

"Shouldn't take more than a day or so to find one of those."

Our side of the airport had no city water. We hauled water in. After that I got to haul water in the trailer for a month - so much for being a smart a**.

Nothing like sending the errand boy out to the parts store to find a replacement for a worn out "power band".

Say... pick up a tube of "elbow grease" while your there, and find me a left handed screwdriver.
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