Tracy, you know I have a ton of respect for you! We have shared some wonderful exchanges over very many years! Unfortunately you are making it very tough for me to step away for a couple of days like you asked.
Do you realize you are now the fourth person with his name listed in Jeff’s article to come at me?
Jeff Herne - called me a Douchebag among other things.
Ron Smith - called me a dumbass among other things.
Don Andrews - told me to calm down among other things.
Tracy White - told me to go away for a couple of days.
When is the illustrator of the article going to tell me what to do or where to go?
You can thank all of the previous flame warriors (I admit I participated in some of the early ones) who just spoke stupidly about things they knew nothing about. It made me mad enough that it became worth my time to post the stuff I had found so people could read and argue from a position of knowledge instead of opinion.
As we see here, it isn't always better, but I guess we at least can have informed juvenile bickering instead of infantile pissing contests? I dunno.
P.S. Jeff Sharp - I wrote out and then closed out of a reply last night but it's bothered me enough that I'm going to say it here. You had a post where you had 4-5 sentences in a row about Ron that were wrong in one way or another. I know you don't like him, but you are letting your dislike lead you to make assumptions that are untrue. I was in the original group of people that helped Don Pruel with research and I'm sorry if I don't remember your contributions there, but from what I recall you weren't and have no first hand knowledge of who "got to" whom and what actually happened in that group. I would thank you to stop with that line of accusation in future flame fests.
I just wanted to write a quick note to thank you two for your contributions to our community and sharing your knowledge freely and without any extra baggage. I have a lot to learn, and I like knowing there are people I can learn from without having to filter our a lot of noise.
Thank you both.
Lots of information out there WRT CALIFORNIA hull coating. Looking for guidance for her color in DEC 1941.