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Old 03-02-2011, 10:28   #1
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Greetings from California

Hi all,

As I would do for any forum, find the introductions and do just that. My name is Bob, retired Deckofficer Merchant Marine, CMA grad. On other forums of non-sailing related interests, I always use the name of "deckofficer". When joining here I figured that would have already been used, but it was available, I found your fine forum searching for articles on Laura Dekker. I'm following her progress, as I did with Jessica and Abby. When I was just a little older than those ladies I read Robin Grahams book and was hooked on solo sailing. Currently, I have side tracked this great lifestyle for something a lot of you would no doubt deem silly, and that is land based hot rods.
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:12   #2
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Welcome aboard CF.

Hot rods are cool, I own a Chevy SSR that goes into storage when I go off cruising. I always enjoy putting the top down and going for a land cruise.

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Old 03-02-2011, 11:15   #3
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:41   #4
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Welcome aboard. I was accepted to CMA but decided not to attend. I wish I had gone.
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Welcome aboard. I was accepted to CMA but decided not to attend. I wish I had gone.
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You are in my neighborhood, I'm just south of El Dorado on Hwy 49. I went to CMA in my 40's, kind of an adjustment having some 21 year old upper classmen giving me demerits for a belt buckle that was not shiny enough. Not to mention leaving my home vacant because you had to live in the dorms. Since you could take classes out of your major for zero extra costs, I loaded myself up on the engineering classes even though I was a deckie going for the Marine Transportation MS degree. I didn't want to find myself in the position of Captain Kirk and Scotty, whereas Scotty would BS him about the time required for repairs then pat himself on the back for "doing the impossible" for his Captain.
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So you got a MS. What was your BA/BS in. Mine is useless it was in English. I don't know that I could take going back now. If I did what jobs are avialable.
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G'day, mate. Plenty of hot rods down here as well. Saw a '82 convertible Corvette parked on the beach last week. All the best. Cheers.
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So you got a MS. What was your BA/BS in. Mine is useless it was in English. I don't know that I could take going back now. If I did what jobs are avialable.
Sheez, I did type that, boy am I full of BS, as that is my ONLY degree from CMA, class of 1997.
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G'day, mate. Plenty of hot rods down here as well. Saw a '82 convertible Corvette parked on the beach last week. All the best. Cheers.
G'day back at you. I have a couple of Kiwis on my Tbucket forum, one of them being a top level fabricator/builder Gordon Tronson, who is currently on the Auto Show circuit winning best in division for his over the top creation. I would post a picture of his handy work, but a T bucket is off topic here and I'm a new guy here.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here.
Boats and hotrods and bicycles. My favorites.
Never had a hotrod. I just try to keep an old '76 Chev Silverado running. I'll have to call it my hotrod.
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