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    Default MIT developes rope...

    This is an interesting new article about a new rope that senses the load placed on it via electronics.

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/07/28/s...ope/index.html

    I can definately see future fire service applications of this product.
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    I wonder if it can be cut, or if you have to use it in the lenghts you purchase it in.
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    I doubt you can cut it without crimping on a special end.

    Just thinking laterally on this subject it leads to a few cool concepts. If you use the resistive wiring in fabric jacketed hose with special couplings you can use it for a sensor to feedback to the pump panel how long your hose is. It could automagically calculate the correct pressure for adding lengths into preconnects. If you modulate the current then you can make the hose into a mini transmitter. Build a receiver into your face mask and use it to locate the hose line. Using digital transmissions you could also put a transmitter into pass devices. The same receiver could pick up either the hose line or locate an activated PASS.

    Lots of cool implications...

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    Interesting.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skwerl530
    I doubt you can cut it without crimping on a special end.

    Just thinking laterally on this subject it leads to a few cool concepts. If you use the resistive wiring in fabric jacketed hose with special couplings you can use it for a sensor to feedback to the pump panel how long your hose is. It could automagically calculate the correct pressure for adding lengths into preconnects. If you modulate the current then you can make the hose into a mini transmitter. Build a receiver into your face mask and use it to locate the hose line. Using digital transmissions you could also put a transmitter into pass devices. The same receiver could pick up either the hose line or locate an activated PASS.

    Lots of cool implications...
    what ever happened to "see fire, wet fire, put out fire"?
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    I wonder how much lead time it gives you before the OH SHEEP DIP factor kicks in. That thought comes to mind giving consideration to how much tension is on a span wire between ships when RASing. (thats Replenishing At Sea for you non-sea-dog types LOL)
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    We always referred to it as UNREP.

    And did you ever get to see an emergency breakaway?

    That is exciting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectre08
    what ever happened to "see fire, wet fire, put out fire"?
    It went away when products like this started coming around:
    http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/home/...ter-116027.php
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skwerl530
    It went away when products like this started coming around:
    http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/home/...ter-116027.php

    that is the COOLEST thing I've ever seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectre08
    that is the COOLEST thing I've ever seen.

    You need to get out more.



    Does sound interesting.
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    We drilled every breakaway as an emergency breakaway,playing music at the same time.Lots of fun.
    Then there was the time we unrepped alongside USS Saratoga and they couldn't get the shotline across to us so when we did break away from them,we had the lovely Pat Benatar singing"Hit me with your best shot"as the Sara's guys flipped us off.
    When I got out and started working on the river,I revived that tradition as a boat operator for a midstream refuelling service in Memphis.River rats love that stuff.


    Quote Originally Posted by LEWTFL
    We always referred to it as UNREP.

    And did you ever get to see an emergency breakaway?

    That is exciting!

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    On my last ship and last long trip (Arabian Gulf Oct 01-Jun 02 - USS JOHN C. STENNIS Battle Group) we used to play "Who Let the Dogs Out" on our breakaways. And yes, have particpated on many many emergency breaks. Five years of steady sailing does that to ya Not bad for an Army Geek eh? LOL

    RASing to a frigate from a carrier is just a wonderful evolution, especially when your the guy midships on the frigate! Nothing but grey steel and deep water. Its pretty kuul when you know that your mast head will just about clear under the lip of the flight deck.
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