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#122747 - 01/12/06 04:04 AM Aloha Vacation
electure Offline


Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
Here are some photos from my recent trip to Hawaii. The first is from the USS Arizona. These were the biggest pin and sleeve connectors I’ve ever seen. They were about the size of my leg. Very impressive little boat…..

The next is from the resort I stayed at. Note the wire exiting the box through a ‘custom hole’ at the bottom. This wire snaked through the rocks to a round plastic box with a fixture. The whole outdoor lighting scheme at this place seemed like an afterthought.

The last is also from the resort. Note the sign is plugged in via cord. The line down the middle is a seam in the concrete. PVC conduit enters the box from above. Notice the little white cap…..every plastic box at this place had these white caps on the top. They looked more like water PVC water pipe caps.


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#122748 - 01/12/06 07:33 AM Re: Aloha Vacation
Radar Offline

Registered: 04/30/04
Posts: 349
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
I remember (barely) from my Navy days as a shipboard electrician that for our shore power connection we had 3 3Ø 4W 400A cables that had lugs at one end and large pin connectors at the other, though there was a threaded sleeve at the pin connector end to keep them fully engaged. Kind of a pain to drag around, but relatively trouble free otherwise.

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#122749 - 01/14/06 06:37 AM Re: Aloha Vacation
macmikeman Offline

Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 718
Loc: Honolulu, Hawaii
Electure, the Islands are not immune to hack work by any means, just like how other places are not . A lot of the resorts do not hire electricians for thier mantainence people, but instead will advertise in the papers for "handy person" or "mantainence worker needed". Local 1186 used to have the hotels pretty well covered, but that has eroded away over the years. And the result is in your pictures.

#122750 - 01/14/06 08:46 AM Re: Aloha Vacation
Alan Belson Offline

Registered: 03/23/05
Posts: 1801
Loc: Mayenne N. France
I thought USS Arizona sank in 1941 at Pearl and was now a War Grave. That first pic can't be the original ship, can it, or am I mistaken?

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#122751 - 01/14/06 10:49 PM Re: Aloha Vacation
Tesla Offline

Registered: 06/16/04
Posts: 1280
Loc: Sacramento, CA
He meant USN Missouri, BB63.

Arizona is 100% below the waterline....

We entered the war with one, terminated it with the other.

#122752 - 01/15/06 04:23 AM Re: Aloha Vacation
electure Offline


Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
macmikeman- not my pictures. Pictures are from RS Mike

#122753 - 01/16/06 09:34 AM Re: Aloha Vacation
RSmike Offline

Registered: 11/27/02
Posts: 130
Loc: Holland, MI USA
Someone is paying attention. You win the prize. It is the Missouri. I didn't think anyone would notice. I actually typed it wrong....noticed it and then decided to leave it to see who's awake....


P.S. The Arizona Memorial is a must see and difficult to forget.....

Added during edit....
Also forgot to mention. The Arizona is not 100% below the water line. One of the gun turrets and a few other portions of the ship are still above water. Oil still exits the ship....about 2quarts per day. I watched as tiny black beads came up from the hull and broke the surface.... They say it's the ship crying for her dead. Very humbling experience; enough to make you cry.

Sorry to get off topic.

[This message has been edited by RSmike (edited 01-16-2006).]

#122754 - 01/17/06 12:52 AM Re: Aloha Vacation
e57 Offline

Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
I too will second those cables as being a beast to handle. Once a bunch of morons just pulled them back in a rats nest, instead of rolling them back on to the reels right next to them. Took 15-20 guys to un-tangle. Once on the reels they are enough to seriously tax a fork lift... Usually these go back to a transformer hopefully not too far away.

BTW what is that crapola above the cabinet? Ropelight I'm guessing?
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#122755 - 01/17/06 03:57 AM Re: Aloha Vacation
Gloria Offline

Registered: 05/01/04
Posts: 395
Loc: Budapest, Hungary
I wonder how much a trip to Hawaii on the USS Arizona would cost?

And how long will it take?
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#122756 - 01/18/06 01:17 AM Re: Aloha Vacation
kiwi Offline

Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 347
Loc: christchurch new zealand
Mike, I'm a surfing kiwi and having done the "Pearl Harbour /Arizona Memorial Cruise" whilst visiting Oahu in 1987, I was also wondering how you photographed the deck of the Arizona !

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