codguy wrote:Jesus Christ Don, One more sea story and I'll Have to unleash my 20+ years on everyone.
"There I was @ 32,000 ft, inverted, #2 flamed out, hanging from the relief tube with when all of a sudden.......... "
LMAO!! I guess this thread HAS gotten a bit out of control...still, you know how it is with all of us old Sailors!
OBTW, you have to admit that "relief tube" sounds a whole lot more manly and warrior-like than its replacement, the less-than-manly "piddle pack." Seriously, imagine a story with THIS line in it: "There I was, @ Angels 30, my #1--and only!--engine (Copywrite (c) 2005, The Tim Temple Group) burned out, going into a flat spin, when my piddle pack bounced off the side of my canopy and into my mask, knocking it off my face..." Oh, wait...that really DID happen to me..."I was in the cockpit of my TA-4, on pure oxygen, trying to win a to-the-death battle with an eyeball-searing hangover, when, out of nowhere, a full piddle pack bounced off the side of my head..."