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Old 05-18-2016, 10:38 AM   #1
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Meet the US Navy's new $13 billion aircraft carrier - CNET
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Old 05-18-2016, 11:06 AM   #2
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Yep. Now wouldn't it be something to see that (or one like it) home-ported here at Mayport.
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Old 05-18-2016, 11:17 AM   #3
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Well, the second one is the JFK!
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Hope it's designed so the crew don't do "Gerald Ford" head bumps as they move about.
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The anchor on the Gerald R. Ford weighs a massive 30,000 pounds; its chain is 1,440 feet long.

Ya think that's enough?
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Old 05-18-2016, 07:17 PM   #6
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The anchor on the Gerald R. Ford weighs a massive 30,000 pounds; its chain is 1,440 feet long.



Ya think that's enough?

Hmmmm short scope performance seems to be hampered. Perhaps if we had only 1/2 boat length of chain and spliced on a nylon combo rode? And a kellet, gotta get a kellet. Don't go using the wrong swivel either.
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The anchor is too small, it's the wrong kind and they don't have enough chain.
Their guns are too small, they're the wrong kind and they don't have enough ammunition.
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They really didn't think things through. It'll have a tough time getting through the Great Bridge Lock.
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