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Offline Drydock

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The GAF needs this . . .
« on: February 23, 2018, 06:15:35 pm »
Hey Jerry, y'know when I helped you out with the cannon, you offered to return the favor someday.

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Would look good on the irrigation canal, ya think?
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Re: The GAF needs this . . .
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 06:36:36 pm »
I never thought of that!  Think of the skirmish run we could do with that thing!
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Re: The GAF needs this . . .
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 08:35:49 pm »

Would that be the first time the Navy floated in Nebraska???

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Re: The GAF needs this . . .
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2018, 08:42:53 pm »
I don't know about that, but we've got a whole lot of admirals...........
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Re: The GAF needs this . . .
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2018, 08:56:53 pm »
You'll have to change the name to GNF, Grand Navy of the Frontier?
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Re: The GAF needs this . . .
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2018, 09:32:11 pm »
I don't know about Naval campaigns in Nebraska ... but who remembers the amphibious action during the 2007 National Muster in Iowa?   ;D





(I gather they also had this at the 2006 Muster there, but I had to miss that one ...)
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2018, 09:44:14 pm »
Impressive!  I had no idea!
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Re: The GAF needs this . . .
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2018, 10:06:33 pm »
Yes ... it was fun!  All the shooting was done offhand from the deck on gongs along the far bank. 

The chap I was with there at the prow was an ex-Marine and joked that this was the first time he had ever done any shooting from a watercraft!
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Re: The GAF needs this . . .
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2018, 10:11:47 pm »
To my knowledge that stage idea was never repeated.

That Muster was unique!




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Re: The GAF needs this . . .
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2018, 10:46:23 pm »
RCJ ... Speak o' the Devil!  I was just preparing this one to post:




And just one more ... which could be captioned: "Smoke 'em if ya' got 'em ..."



(I was digging for a light when that one was taken ...  ::)  )
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Re: The GAF needs this . . .
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2018, 11:20:16 am »
Used to be a SASS annual match in Missouri that featured a similar stage. It was similar to a GAF stage, because it was "engage all the targets with whatever gun you wish". I expect Drydock has shot there too. I was shooting BP, with 2 1860s, a '66 carbine, and double barrel shotgun. When the pistols were empty, I commenced firing with the '66-until the carrier block jammed after about 4-5 rounds.  After that, I can assure you that a double barrel Stevens 311 gets REALLY hot with extensive BP shooting.

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Re: The GAF needs this . . .
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2018, 07:30:49 pm »
would it sail up Jerry's ditch?  If so how long to install drawbridge in lieu of current bridge??
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