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Tom Swearengen

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« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2012, 03:22:35 PM »

Very well put Leon, and I personally am in agreement with your thoughts-except the Bevington Object----I bleieve our ROV friends will find it, along with the black squiggely thing with a deflated Goodyear Turf Tire.
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Leon R White

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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2012, 03:33:46 PM »

The black squiggley thing (coral) will be rubber seal, gasket, or such.  If not, have a cold beer on . . Ric.

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Tom Swearengen

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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2012, 09:41:31 AM »

Probably not a brake hose like I first thought last year. Jeff Nevill and I thrashed that pretty throughly. Black coral---thats for our geololgists friends. BUT----if I'm right---we'll ALL have one on Ric! LOL

Wow---that does bring up and interesting question for Mike and the ROV guys----how much 'lifting" capacity does the ROV have? We know it did a great job getting the Air France flight recorders, but 'could' it lift something like a gear strut? That is, of course, that its there.
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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2012, 10:58:29 AM »

i believe the black squigy will be the rubber sleeve cover for the pipes  :-X
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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2012, 11:40:27 AM »

just watching this video on youtube of an Electra, it's not hard to see why the landing gear was so fragile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=halcPvrj-hI
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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2012, 10:37:03 AM »

I wish them luck , but ten thousand years of coconut husks, bird guanno, and a big, big, deep ocean full of coral hunks from the settlers ship waterway slip may give them a lot of rouble trouble.  Not to mention the gynormous aft end of the Norwich herself  sittin on an electra ....leaves me to speculate ... I have a queasy feeling about this ..
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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2012, 11:04:49 AM »

Re: Leon White's predictions........I hope/believe, that one or more 'heavy' (non-floatable) items are found and with the necessary 'preliminary scratching/probing' a definite LINK with AEs Electra
is established. I'm thinking in terms of engines, instrument panel, interior fuel tanks, wheel
assemblies or portions of the airframe (skeleton) Of course aluminum parts which can be matched would also be welcome. I only wish that addn. provision was incl. in THIS trip for removal and 'capture."  As to the island itself, I fear that colonists, weather, overgrowth and
father time have combined to preclude any meaningful discoveries. ('Hope I'm wrong on this)

Bless the expedition and all of its participants. Work safely and with imagination and may Lady Luck, once again rear her head!
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Tom Swearengen

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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2012, 12:39:18 PM »

HUMMMM --nothing from our on site reporter---LISA ANNE where are you??????? ;D
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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2012, 01:08:05 PM »

I will be eagerly awaiting the news from NIKU VII--that the Electra has been located.

Prayers for a safe journey.

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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2012, 01:20:04 PM »

I will be eagerly awaiting the news from NIKU VII--that the Electra has been located.

Prayers for a safe journey.

LTM,

Cindy
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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2012, 01:32:44 PM »

AMEN!
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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2012, 04:11:15 PM »

Safe trip for everyone. Fingers crossed.

My prediction is based on how things have gone so far. Which seems to be the hard way. Thus the Electra is covered with debris from the ship. If parts can be found and identified they are under tons of ship and cannot be recovered at this depth.

I hope to be wrong.
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Bruce Thomas

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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2012, 01:07:58 PM »

A FedEx press release at 1 p.m. today says this about Niku VII:  "The 26-day expedition and its findings will be captured by a film crew from Discovery Channel and aired as a documentary in August 2012. "
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Tom Swearengen

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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2012, 01:11:17 PM »

Bruce--you arent going? :o (!) Hopefully we will get some daily updates with "breaking news'
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Re: NIKU VII
« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2012, 01:14:52 PM »

Bruce--you arent going? :o (!) Hopefully we will get some daily updates with "breaking news'

Watch this spot!
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