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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    They're installed on all the 1100s including the Pearkes, as well as most of the larger ships. The Louis was even fitted with one within the last couple years following near sinking of the Ann Harvey. They're fantastic, you're in contact with the skate/hull the whole way up and down so you're...
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    The coast guard uses Miranda davits on a large number of their vessels... Best way to describe it... theres a "skate" that stays in contact with the hull all the way from the water to the hull, and the davit drags the RHIB in towards the hull, so its in contact with the skate all the time. You...
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    Shadow Box For Medals

    Quick cheap good looking shadow box for medals. Pickup a photo frame with deep sided (Walmart has them in dark colors) Remove the glass. Pickup some sticky backed "craft foam" (craft section at Walmart).  Comes in all sorts of colors. Use whatever colors strike your fancy, can get creative...
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    Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship AOPS

    Having taken several new ships out of yards, can promise, totally and 100% normal problems for a new ship. The first six months to a year, all sorts of things will come up that got missed in the commissioning trials, yard or design defects, or were manufacturers defects. Things not...
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    Navy to consider gender-neutral ranks

    You should let Transport Canada know, so they can stop issuing tickets to Marine Engineers and Aircraft engineers.
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    AN/PRC-522 Manpack long wire antenna ?

    As long as youre geeking out, you can pick up small snake head on ebay or amazon for a couple of dollars (BNC to banana jack), rather than using wire nuts. Can get one  with either a male or female BNC connector. Pro-tip, if you're crimping a new BNC connector on, slip a 3/8 piece of "dual...
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    AN/PRC-522 Manpack long wire antenna ?

    "army coax" for small radios is just RG58.
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    Only if the infrastructure exists for fueling. Coast Guard vessels often end up refueling by truck to remain in their SAR areas. Saw road diesel delivered to the vessel more than once.
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    [Sorry, duplicate post]
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    Active Shooter In NS. April 19 2020

    A cricut machine is under $300, Costco has them cheap sometimes... you can make up whatever decals you like at home. You could probably even do it with paint and a brush if you're on a budget, may not be noticable from a distance. You can just buy them new if you like, they're not controlled...
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    New US aircraft carriers - $400K per flush of the toilets...

    Gamazyme doesn't help with any of those clogs either... One of our engineers talks about finding a complete fish stuck in the sewage system on a dragger one day... apparently the on board fisheries observer had taken it to their cabin to identify and then decided to flush it down to toilet...
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    New US aircraft carriers - $400K per flush of the toilets...

    Piss rock is the short version. It's a whiteish scale that builds up in the pipes, mostly from dissolved solids in urine. It's as hard as a rock. Periodically chunks will even brake free and rattle around in the macerater pumps/settle in the holding tank, like small stinky pebbles. Flushing...
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    New US aircraft carriers - $400K per flush of the toilets...

    Gamazyme? Or something else? We have a bio-treatment system, liquid gamazyme gets used as a cleaner in all the toilets plus every couple of weeks we mix up a couple of buckets of powder gamazyme and dump that down a few toilets on each deck as well. It's not particularly effective against...
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    Mental health in the CAF

    Canadian Forces Member Assistance Program may be able to help. https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/guide/programs-canadian-forces/cfmap.html They have a 24 hour call center, and can arrange confidential counselling outside the CF "system". 1-800-268-7708 At very...
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