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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Got any pocket change?

I've got five... no, six! dollars, and 37 cents.

Let's all kick in and buy a Type 42 destroyer.

Sure, the engines and the guns are removed, but think of the fun we could have. I'm thinking that, once we've got some Mercury outboards mounted, we go make a run up and down the coast of Somalia.

I know whom I'm asking to captain her.

What, me?!? Are you kidding? Give up a gunport on the rails for a spot on the conn? You're out of your mind.

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21 Comments:

At Sunday, February 13, 2011 12:21:00 PM, OpenID leadchucker.net said...

I was daydreaming of opening a cruise line just for gun people where we would go cruise the coast of Somalia and you could "run what ya brung" That sounds like a heck of a vacation to me!

 
At Sunday, February 13, 2011 12:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude!!!!! I am UP for that! I got $25.00 extra bucks a week I can kick in. I even have a line on some used outboards....
Thad

 
At Sunday, February 13, 2011 1:28:00 PM, Anonymous Shrimp said...

Oh Captain, my Captain, sign me up. Yeah, yeah, you're not the captain, but probably the first mate.

Although, I think we'd need more than a few Mercury outboards to move her.

 
At Sunday, February 13, 2011 5:02:00 PM, Blogger Old NFO said...

I vote for one of these... Just sayin...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_V_Special_Operations_Craft

I get the .50 cal :-)

 
At Sunday, February 13, 2011 7:30:00 PM, Blogger Roberta X said...

Aw, C'mon, outboards? I figure a couple of surplus locomotive power trains would fix 'em right up!

 
At Sunday, February 13, 2011 7:46:00 PM, Blogger Larry said...

Have Saiga, will travel. I also have a few bucks I can throw into the till, all for a good cause.

 
At Sunday, February 13, 2011 7:52:00 PM, Blogger TBeck said...

Any chance of getting President Medeyev to issue a Letter of Marque and Reprisal?

 
At Sunday, February 13, 2011 9:32:00 PM, Anonymous BGMiller said...

If you need something in the way of ship's cook I'm in. Mind you, I used to a kitchen that doesn't shift orientation much so the first few days could be....interesting. I promise you better than hard tack and bully beef though.

And in the finest tradition of the privateer I'm more than willing to take up cutlass and flintlock, or at least their modern counterparts, and take my place on the rail.

Drink and the devil did for the rest...
Yo ho ho! and a bottle of rum...

 
At Monday, February 14, 2011 7:32:00 AM, Blogger John B said...

Matt! Were I 15 years younger, I'd jump at this. Stuff those outboards, I know where we could get some turbines. Fuel would probably eat us alive. I like Bobbi's idea of the locomotive power trains.

Old NFO, them damn cigarette boats never had any appeal back when I was a young trouble maker!

Sign me on, I figure once everyone makes their contributions, we can put everyone down below and use pedal power!!!!

 
At Monday, February 14, 2011 11:01:00 AM, Blogger JPG said...

Count me in on the project. I kinda like the idea of a refitted destoyer, which might be more economical trhan one of trhe Mark V craft Old NFO mentions.

Put me down as small arms instructor/weapons systems operator. I'd like a couple of days notice, but this isn't strictly necessary.

 
At Monday, February 14, 2011 12:27:00 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

I'm in. I know plenty of folks who work in the oilfield/industrial powerplant business and propulsive power wouldn't be too difficult.

Forget deck guns- we could go straight to lasers and railguns. I know some other guys...

 
At Monday, February 14, 2011 5:23:00 PM, Blogger Matt G said...

Best friend Scott suggests that the Independence is the way to go. But my way is cheaper.

And hey, what's wrong with a few junkyard Cummins diesels? ;)

 
At Monday, February 14, 2011 8:08:00 PM, Blogger Old NFO said...

Well, if you really want to go down that rat hole, we need a couple of these...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3ryDeV_jJ0

They can supplement the diesels Roberta is talking about :-)

 
At Monday, February 14, 2011 11:35:00 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

Not a thing wrong with junkyard Cummins, Matt, but how about a 16 cylinder pipeline compressor running off gassified coal with a thermal laser injection enhancement?

Dazer dazzlers on soft pintles along the rail, just for fun as the M2 boys mop them up, or did you want microwave area denial set up on those pintles?

 
At Tuesday, February 15, 2011 5:58:00 PM, Blogger J.R.Shirley said...

Hm. Shouldn't be too difficult to get 57mm, and 23mm for "close"- which will still outrange any gen RPG-7.

 
At Tuesday, February 15, 2011 8:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would be more than willing to toss some money in the kitty for this. I would be willing to do just about any job on board that is needed.

I suggest christening her the S.S. Truly Awesome.

Also, has anybody thought about merchandising? T-shirts, coffee mugs, pens, trophy pictures of folks next to the pirates they caught, etc?

-Mongol

 
At Tuesday, February 15, 2011 9:09:00 PM, Blogger The Raving Prophet said...

Awwww yeah...

Need a chaplain who can bring his own rifles?

 
At Tuesday, February 15, 2011 10:16:00 PM, Blogger Robert said...

I'll toss my hat into the ring for keeping the digital gear running. I got out of the USN thirty years ago; I'm sure computers haven't changed at all in that time...
P.S.: I don't own a gun but I have a slingshot and a mean scowl and I'll take minimum wage as long as I don't have to hot rack.

 
At Thursday, February 17, 2011 1:05:00 PM, Anonymous Boat Guy said...

The Type 42 (like most Brit ships) were good seakeepers and hopefully the Wardroom is stii very Brit-like...
The Mk V is a great medium-range insertion craft but the living is a trifle rough...
Here's a good compromise;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclone_class_patrol_ship
... as long as you could get Thunderbolt or the last one, (Tornado?). USN's getting ready to dump them and most are pretty thrashed. Still plenty of guys around who still can run one and would be glad to deploy "sans ROE"

 
At Thursday, February 17, 2011 11:32:00 PM, OpenID bluntobject said...

I have a few bucks for the kitty, and now that the Snow Peso's above parity you might even want 'em.

I can't claim to shoot well unless you have some WASD+Mouse-controlled systems, but I'll wrench on an engine for fun and keep the wireless network running on time. You ARE going to fund this with webcam subscriptions, right?

 
At Friday, February 18, 2011 5:07:00 PM, Blogger Old NFO said...

Good point Boatguy, but no mixing booze and shooting... :-) You can set em up AFTER the shoot(s).

Robert, it's the SAME computers... just sayin...

 

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