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  •  submariners use it to describe noise (3+ / 0-)
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    generated by torpedo propellers, yeah? I like it....

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 12:01:54 PM PST

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    •  It aint just noise (3+ / 0-)
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      cavitation is when the prop is put through the water with such energy that it tears the water, it actually yanks dissolved air out of the water and at the same time yanks pieces of metal off of the prop.
      It's bad.

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 01:21:01 PM PST

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      •  I had only read about it years ago in (1+ / 0-)
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        Fishgrease

        Clancy's novels ...

        LBJ, Lady Bird, Anne Richards, Barbara Jordan, Sully Sullenberger, Ike, Drew Brees, Molly Ivins --Texas is no Bush league! -7.50,-5.59

        by BlackSheep1 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 04:13:49 PM PST

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