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Hello guys and gals. Most of ya'll probably know me from Tempe Marine. I'm the one up front who runs accessories, tackle, trolling motor sales and makes the popcorn. I also field questions about the Arizona Bass Fishing tournaments (please don't beat me up about the Apache tournament, Pat and Randy are handling that situation), and "THE OPEN". As of today, we have 69 teams registered. Getting close to that 100 mark, so hurry on down and sign up. If ya'll have any questions about Tempe Marine or the
tournaments, feel free to call me, (480) 782-6813 and ask
for Steve.
 

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Thanks again for helping my wife find that Ram mount! :) I go in there every now and then and the folks working there have alway's been very friendly and helpful.
 
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Steve Welcome to the board.

I havent signed up for the open yet, I like to wait till the last min for things :wink:

Thats cool 69 teams, would be great to see 100+ at tournys for a change. your not going to cut it off at 100 teams are ya?

Arizona bass fishing has a good payout wheres the schedual at?
website ?


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Dam Del, you going Blonde on us??

Welcome Steve. Can you translate that handle for us?
 

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Welcome aboard Steve. Since you're associating your self with us, do we get some kind of group discount on boats???

...hey, it was worth a try - what if he said yes :shock: :lol:
Anyway's, welcome aboard and hope to see you on the water someday! :D
 

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Brown Dog: Baka Gajin basically translates to "Crazy American".
I was stationed in Japan for 5 years in the Navy, always did like that saying. As for the requests for boat discounts, sorry guys,
I don't have that power :cry:
 
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Dad was stationed there for 17 years, I was born and raised in japan till I was 15.

We were in misawa,yokuska,yokohama mainly


Cool Place 20 mins either direction( on a bike) in yokohama and yokuska I could fish salt water or fresh water.


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Welcome aboard Baca Ga Jin. Nih hon go ga deki ma so. I spent five years in Yokosuka my self.
 

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Damn 2fastnaz, didn't expect to get a Japanese spelling lesson
on here. Guess I should have looked up the correct spelling of
Baca Ga Jin first. I spent spent my years in Japan in Yokosuka
also. Was on the USS Midway and USS Towers while there.
 

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I certainly hope all you navy boys didn't hang out at Tom PoPo's outside the main gate at Yokosuka Naval Station.
 

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Of course I hung out at Tom Popo's Didn't every one. Baca I was on board USS Knox 79-84 and thats all the JN I can spell. LOL
 

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Hey Steve! Glad to see you here! You've helped me quite a few times with motor issues and parts replacement. Welcome aboard! :D
 

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No group discounts??? :shock: :( :cry: Well that's ok, it's always nice to have another fellow squid in the bunch! :D
 

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Tom Popo's, I was part of the 100 gallon club :twisted:
I had a brass plaque above the sink

2fastnaz, I probably sat next to you. I was on the Midway 79-81.
 

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Glad you navy boy's supported that joint, I had the contract for supplying the tooth paste. You guys made me a lot of money. Do have to admit it was the best bargin in Japan. You really got a lot for 2500 yen, and the beer was cold.
 
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Steve do you remember the Kanko Hotel Right outside the front entrance to the base?

when we first goto yokuska in 1965( I think) dad was stationed on the uss orleck dd-886, after that we went to misawa for a bunch of years then to yokohama . he went into fuel and ran that island right across from where the midway was docked, we raised and stocked pheasant on that fuel island, thats where dad and his buddies trained the bird dogs.

I shot all the skeet tourny's at the gunclub on the other side of the base. pretty much shot everyday for 5 years started when I was 8.


I dont know when you were there on the midway but do you remember when the maintence/mech. fell asleep in the f-4 and hit the ejection button seat lever or something( under deck). I was onboard the midway when that happen in the ejection room with my neighbor who built the seats at the time. that was 74-76 I think. we were just getting ready for that father son cruise they used to have.

Man that was a long time ago but I can remember that place like yesterday.



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Delw: I was stationed on the Midway from 79-81, then again
from 85-88. When I got onboard in 79 and went thru Indoc,
they told us about that incident, they wanted to make sure the airdales that were coming onboard knew all about it and would not make the same mistake. Yeah I remember the old hotel, don't think it is there anymore. When I was there from 85-88 they were building a new hotel behind it called the Hotel New Yokosuka. You would not believe the place now. Last time I was there in 90, the place you use to shoot skeet is now a firefighting school. The base has really changed. The old club "A" that use to be off base, to the left of the main gate, is now gone and they rebuilt it right there on base by the main gate. Use to hang out there at the old club "A" in the Country Western bar. they built in there.

By the way, for all of you old squids out there, the name is
Chief Baka Gajin. I retired in 98 after 20 years in Uncle Sam's
Canoe Club.
 
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