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Submarine Al joins the board

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by submarine al, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. submarine al

    submarine al NW Oregon, Hillsboro Member

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    Hello all,
    Been a long time lurker. I thought it was time to introduce myself.

    Former Navy guy (can you guess from the handle?) who got into shooting sports as way to become a better hunter and spend more time outdoors.

    I enjoy shooting high power and vintage matches competitively. I shoot Shotgun and handguns for fun. I shoot hunting rifles as a way to pursue my outdoors passion.

    Tricounty Gun Club in Sherwood Oregon is my home range.

    Keep your powder Dry

    SA
     
  2. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard Al. Military guys, even bubbleheads, are always welcome!

    Semper Fi

    - simon99
     
  3. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to NWF!! Thank You for your service!!
     
  4. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard from a former attack boat sailor. Lots of good folks here.

    Of course you know the next question - which boat(s)?
     
  5. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard:thumbup:
    where were you stationed (Point Loma ) ?
     
  6. submarine al

    submarine al NW Oregon, Hillsboro Member

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    Battfish, 681 out of charleston
     
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  7. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    I was on Sunfish, 649 boat, and also out of Charleston. Sounds like we may have bored holes through the same ocean. Did you have the opportunity to "vacation" in La Maddalena?
     
  8. stavros4570

    stavros4570 eugene,or. Member

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    Welcome. Thx for your service to our country. Fairly new here myself. Nice bunch here.
     
  9. submarine al

    submarine al NW Oregon, Hillsboro Member

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    Ahh, La Mad. Spent my share of time there and got to know the small boat 'taxi' well. I wished I had some pictures to show of our 'pleasure cruises' next to the Tender.

    649 - that was one of the Short Sturgeons wasnt it? They are all razor blades now....


    S A.
     
  10. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Standard length but before the "stretch class". Yes, all the 627 class fast attacks have been disassembled. Arguably the best spec op boats ever built. The reactor compartments are all up at Hanford. I've actually been to that trench several times. I've been told that the metal from the hulls has all been saved. Pedigree HY-80 is still pretty expensive stuff.
     
  11. 3584ELK

    3584ELK Algona Member

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    You sub guys are awesome, thank you for your service and welcome, Al.