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    Default Tricks or pranks or fake tools...

    I know this is one everyone has input for whether or not its been done to you or youve done it to others or heard about it..share them...

    One of my first ones was the left handed spanner...but luckily i was told during training its universal so that didnt work..another one i cannot even type it but its some sort of valve and i stood there like hunh what valve did i miss something ?


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    Cant forget about the classics

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    The "left handed smoke shifter".
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    The henway.













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    I have done this while doing truck check as the new guy to check the brake fluid. It is great to watch look at the engine for a while confused but he knows it is in there.
    Another thing I heard was one shift left their cabnet unlocked in the kitchen and someone tied a string from one cabinet door to the other and put the string behind all the cans and food so when they opened the doors it sucked all the food out.
    We had one guy that was ruthless and just plain mean so one day in the winter on his winter coat (not bunker gear) we zip-tied both zippers together and wrapped them with tape. He obviously figured it out but at the end of shift it took him some time to undo it. It might not have been the most creative but it got him to bring it down a notch.

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    One of the guys in my department apparently was told to find a left handed screwdriver. And he brought a screwdriver and was told it wasn't left handed, so he went back to looking.....

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    Probie, go gemme a bucket of prop wash!

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    Default New guy jokes

    Years ago,another bosun's mate in my destroyer sent a new kid fresh from Basic over to the tender USS Sierra(a WW2 vintage ship,even!) to ask the First Lieutenant(the deck officer)for 60 fathoms of Fallopian tube.
    On the advice of my legal counsel,I have forgotten whether or not the Petty officer who ordered the supply run knew that the 1st LT was a woman.

    Or another oldie but goodie from the Navy:the mail buoy watch.
    This is where a new guy is designated to watch for the mail buoy and to snag it with a boathook while wearing a phone talker's helmet painted purple(it looks like the head of a certain external male organ),sound powered phone hooked into a circuit no one even uses at sea,big rubber firefighting boots and draped with a cargo net(wouldn't want the lad falling overboard while performing his duties now,would we?).
    One time,the First Division Chief kicked it to a new level by getting a fake Plan of the Day printed up and posted with this guy's name on it as Mail Buoy Watch 1600-2000.
    The thing is,this guy was supposed to have had reported aboard just hours before we were getting underway for a homeport change and in reality,literally just threw his seabag across the quarterdeck as we were singling up the mooring lines.
    As we performed the jobs of getting underway,the word got passed(with the connivance of the Captain who also enjoyed a good prank,for the Mail Buoy Watch to lay to the foc'sle.Since no one abviously showed up,the word got changed to "Seaman Apprentice Jones,lay to the foc'sle on the double."
    SA Jones arrived wondering why he'd been announced over the 1MC his first day and had to endure a E-7 and E-6 laying into him worse than he'd received during Basic Training.
    As he protested his innocence,Chief Brown and BM1 Smith chewed on him as only a Chief and 1st class Bosun can for not reading the POD and knowing his watch even if it was his first day aboard.
    We got him dressed out as described above just in time for the ship to pass the marker buoy for the harbor.The Chief went simulated ballistic on this poor kid because the ship immediately turned North on course for Norfolk and the kid thought he'd royally screwed up because we were passing a buoy,he was"The Mail Buoy watch",and there's 40 bosun's mates who wanted letters from home between him and the watertight doors leaving the foc'sle.
    He thought he was about to really catch H for messing up retrieving the ship's mail and have to fight his way off the foc'sle to get back to his division berthing compartment.
    He didn't think it was funny how he'd been had but later in a shipyard period,he helped get another guy during a simulated exercise where we performed the jobs of going to sea without actually getting underway.He helped get a guy to do mail buoy watch while inport!
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    I had gotten a load of popcorn styrophone peanuts and brought them back to the station. I was bout 1/3 yards worth. Well,the guys fiiled up someones locker in the locker room....



    Unfortunately, he thought I did it and then filled up my trunk with the rest of them. I didn't open the trunk till the night prior to leaving out for a Caribean cruise and at home it was quite windy.
    Unfortunately it was early November... I picked up peanuts till early March after the snow melted.

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    Have any of you guys tryed making the new guy "pop the clutch" with a K-12/Quickie saw/etc?

    Saw it on youtube the other day and was rolling.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_nJIK1VLLs
    Your a daisy if you do.

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    Get me a metric screwdriver kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ftfdverbenec770 View Post
    Have any of you guys tryed making the new guy "pop the clutch" with a K-12/Quickie saw/etc?

    Saw it on youtube the other day and was rolling.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_nJIK1VLLs

    That is classic! Going into the vault.
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    I can't take credit for it, but send them to neighboring stations or departments for a can of friction loss. Best one yet in my opinion, though the K12 alternative starting technique is pretty awesome.
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    Eaglesrule, would that be a Knuter Valve? (Spelling)

    How about putting winter air in the apparatus tires?

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    50 feet of shore line

    instant canned water... just add water

    radiator belt

    keys for the engine

    can of beep for horns


    for the really dense... halogen for the headlights and blinker fluid

    some of the ones i have heard of.
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    Two that I remember:

    The cigarette identifier.

    The turn signal fluid
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    [QUOTE=npfd801;889089]I can't take credit for it, but send them to neighboring stations or departments for a can of friction loss. QUOTE]

    Yep, I got sent to the Mechanic's Shop to fetch a can of Friction Loss when I was a probie... Another poor sap was convinced that the air in all the engine's tires had to be changed the first Sunday of the month...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    My all time favorite, The Metric Crescent Wrench.......
    I'll have to put that with my screwdriver. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by len1582 View Post
    I'll have to put that with my screwdriver. .
    Don't forget the other Metric Tools, You can have a whole set: Visegrips, Channel locks, Hammer, Crowbar, Pipe Wrench, Etc............


    If you are concerned with identifying your tools on a job where items get scattered and mixed. send the Probie out for a can of Striped Spray Paint. If the Hardware Store is out of Stripe Spray, get a regular "Brush on" Stripe Paint, and a Right Hand Brush.......... The Brush should be 2 inches, or, if a 2inch brush is not available, 1/6 of a foot will work...........
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