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Old 11-11-2018, 18:46   #1
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Subs to sails

Hi everyone, my name is Greg. My wife, son and I live in Groton Connecticut U.S.A.

I've been in the U.S. Navy's submarine for for 17 years. I will retire in 3 years and don't want to stop being a sailor. So I'll be leaving submarines and moving to sails.

Sailing has been a part of my life since I was 8 and I love it. I try to get out on my S2 8.0 as much as possible!
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Old 11-11-2018, 19:19   #2
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Welcome to CF Greg. And thank you for your service. Not everyone can take 17 years on subs. Enjoy your retirement and be extra safe those last 3 years.
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Old 11-11-2018, 19:29   #3
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Re: Subs to sails

Welcome to CF, and I hope that the change from looking up at the surface to looking down goes well for you. Don't think I could have done the service that you have, so thanks for being there!

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Old 11-11-2018, 19:42   #4
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Welcome to the CF Greg, so the plan is to go from a sinker that floats, to a floater that hopefully doesn't sink lol.
Congratulations on closing on 20, I left after 5 (ex wife's idea, regret it now) 17 would have put us in BESS and or Aschool about the same time, I wonder if we've met...
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Greg.
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Old 18-11-2018, 21:45   #6
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Re: Subs to sails

Welcome aboard Greg! S2 8.0, great little boat! I have a sub question for you, can subs see a little sailboat up ahead before they surface?
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Old 18-11-2018, 22:43   #7
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Re: Subs to sails

Welcome!

I flew subs too, USS Miami and USS Annapolis.

Can subs see a sailboat ahead before surfacing?
No. The view isn't very good out the front window

If the engine is running, we can hear you, and avoid you.

If you are just sailing, and it's a little rough out there, probably not. Worth thinking about if you are in a sub transit lane...

We typically don't surface/dive very close to shore...

Spent more than a couple of years checking out sailboats in the Caribbean...didn't take long to realize I was on the wrong side of that periscope!
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I figured our depth finders would give us away at least, assuming your listening of course
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As I remember it, would be reported as "contact Sierra ( insert number here) bearing (insert bearing here) evaluated as fathometer, detection risk evaluated as minimal."
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I've been in the U.S. Navy's submarine for for 17 years. I will retire in 3 years and don't want to stop being a sailor. So I'll be leaving submarines and moving to sails.
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Well that will MAKE you a sailor!!

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Looks like submariners have invaded the sailing community lol.
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Old 19-11-2018, 11:06   #12
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Maybe, I was in BESS in November of '01
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Guess not I finished A school in October '01, pretty close miss though
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It's nice to see alot of sub guys here. Thanks for the warm reception "brothers of the fin"

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Old 19-11-2018, 11:25   #15
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Well chief, as a former A-ganger I can tell you if we're ever in the same port my spirit locker is your spirit locker lol, I like the firing order around the screw btw
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