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Old 10-05-2007, 11:01 PM
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hello everyone,
ive been lurking for quite some time now, looking for the perfect place to jump in and join the community. But sometimes im not sure if im in the right place or not. I keep hearing statements like "if you need to ask that question,you dont need a boat" and "that boat sucks" and just too much negative feedback from people just spouting off at the mouth with no real input.
I also sit and read about "if you have to ask how much,then you dont need to be in boating", well, im here to tell you all that im a poor boater, i do all my own maintanence,painting,rigging,operating,etc....i wanted a boat my whole life, and now at the age of forty, im finally starting to realise that dream. My boat is 42 years old, and needs to be reworked from the ground up, i do a little at a time when i have the reserve, and can find plenty to do when im busted and waiting to start a new phase.
All i want to do alot of the time is come here, or somewhere, and learn new tips and tricks to help the process along. I just read the last page or so of that thread where everyone blew up about the new owners(still not sure where i stand on that) and realized that alot of the people on here seem to judge there value to the site by how much they have spent thrue here.
well, im one to say that im probably never going to spend one red dime with any of this sites advertisers (not because of any political standing, but simply because im forced to shop around for the best deal i can find. It will also probably be a very long time before i can justify spending the money on a wheel or "membership", again, not because of any standing, but the additional areas just dont seem to fill a need for what im looking for.
it seems like a very volitale environment some times around here, and thats fine, i mean after all, if we were all cut from the same mold, then the world would be a pretty boring place.
Im sure the new owners in all respects are doing the best they can, and are trying to learn the curve as quikly as possible, i mean, it doesnt really make a good argument that they bought it just to change everything and piss everyone off. So i for one am going to hang around for a little longer and see how it goes. My personal opinion is that there are alot of "old timers" around here that are just upset that things arent the way they want them, i dont know though for sure, im probably one of the newest guys here.
i dont know why i felt the need to voice my opinion about things, isnt America great !

now, to get to my boat, she is a 31' Marinette,10 1/2' beam, 2' draft, twin engine inboard (thank God i dont have to worry about getting caught up in the Bayliner/Searay soap opera)

PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE !.......if anyone has an idea of responding to this with anything to the effects of "inboard vs outboard, gas vs diesel, blah blah blah, yadda yadda yadda" save it for someone else.
This is what i have, this is what im working with, this is what i want, and this is what im going to use. so please, if anyone has good tips, tricks, or advice, im all ears........i will actually start new threads as i progress and have questions about things instead of using this one. This thread was mainly for me to say hello to everyone, introduce myself, and start getting established in this community.

lol, i'll go put on my flame retardent suit now, cause from what ive seen there will be some out there who just cant help but bash me over something. to the rest of you, HI!, lets talk boating !

PS: i could care less about fishing, for me its the boat itself that makes the day good fishing may come as a byproduct of that, i dont know, we'll just have to see
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Old 10-05-2007, 11:18 PM
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That's one helluva long first post there Bubba, but welcome to the jungle.

Hey, the only thing dumber than asking a dumb question is to do something dumb because you were afraid to ask a dumb question for fear people would think you were dumb.

I hope this helps.

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Old 10-05-2007, 11:55 PM
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Menzies - 10/5/2007 11:41 PM

New guy my ass.

Look if you need to set up a new screen name to bitch and moan then do us and yourself a favor - feck off.

oooooooooK then........im not sure what brought that on, am i suppossed to be someone from your past menzies ?
yea, i can see now i might as well go back to lurking.....God forbid i upset anyone else (reason number 2 i havent coughed up the money for a wheel)
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Old 10-06-2007, 12:43 AM
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Old 10-06-2007, 12:52 AM
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Old 10-06-2007, 01:30 AM
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TN FREEBIRD - 10/6/2007 12:18 PM



... the only thing dumber than asking a dumb question is to do something dumb because you were afraid to ask a dumb question for fear people would think you were dumb.
TNB, that was dumb.


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Old 10-06-2007, 02:56 AM
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This site is becoming really lame. Not just b/c of IB, but because I have seen many of the good posters leaving. I piped in with advice where I could and would find myself checking the site all day long. Now, I check maybe a couple of times a day if I am having a slow moment at work, or before hitting the sack.

I am coming very close to calling it quits as a regular on this site. Too bad. I used to be addicted to all the good info.

For example, Menzies, why go after this guy? WTF did he do to you? You sometimes act like the "forum police" but you end up acting more like gestapo. Shoot first, ask later.

Give the guy a chance.

Welcome to the board. Hopefully, more new members will join to replace those that have left and bring this back to life. If not, I am also outta here.
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Old 10-06-2007, 03:16 AM
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I tell ya what, that is the best way to own a boat. If you rebuild that boat from the ground up, and there is a problem on the water, you WILL be able to diagnose and fix it. Alot of guys just know where to put gas in and where the key, throttle, and steering wheel are. That is not, IMO, the best way to be. Your life is on the line everytime you leave out in a boat, it's always best to know every piece of it intimately, and I've always said that if you want something done right, do it yourself. The best way to bring out the knowledge by the few left here that have any is to start posting pics of your project boat and your plans and that might help you bring out the comments you need to hear.
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Old 10-06-2007, 03:27 AM
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alright, im still looking around for stuff..how do i post a picture ? is it ok to just post a link to photobucket or a site like that ?
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Yes. Try it and I'll see if it works and we'll adjust from there.
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Old 10-06-2007, 04:04 AM
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Welcome aboard !!!!!!!

There are some cantankerous old farts on here and some great people, just try to weed thru them.
The only dumb question is the one not asked.

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Old 10-06-2007, 04:16 AM
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Bugbuster - 10/6/2007 4:16 PM

If you rebuild that boat from the ground up, and there is a problem on the water, you WILL be able to diagnose and fix it. ...



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Old 10-06-2007, 05:58 AM
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If you cant figure out the photo posting stuff e-mail a few to me and I'll post them for you. mymojo7@comcast.net

I like old boats!
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Old 10-06-2007, 07:31 AM
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ClassicCruiseR - 10/6/2007 3:27 AMalright, im still looking around for stuff..how do i post a picture ? is it ok to just post a link to photobucket or a site like that ?


Yes. Its pretty simple
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Old 10-06-2007, 07:50 AM
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Menzies - 10/5/2007 11:41 PM

New guy my ass.

Look if you need to set up a new screen name to bitch and moan then do us and yourself a favor - feck off.
Somebody been pissin' in your Fruit Loops again Menzies?

I'm assuming you were just demonstrating to new guy the proper format for a bitch and moan post. Learn from the master new guy, Menzies is the best!

Lemme see, new guy / your ass. I say let's keep new guy, even if he is pretending to be somebody else.
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Classic Cruiser,

Welcome aboard. I also have an older boat....33 years old. I move from one project to the next and enjoy it. Let us know as you progress with yours. I have found ebay very useful in finding parts for my older boat. If you get parts from freshwater boats they are many times like new.
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Ignore all of the whiny azz, sissy britches lamenting posts........the only thing that has changed around here is that we seem to have more metrosexuals and ball-less men posting than a few years ago. Completely ignore the comments about the sandbar........it's incredible that someone in the internet would whine about not being able to find pictures of nude women.....or in some cases I think they want to see pics of naked men.

Post your questions, ignore the lame answers and bashers......it's up to you to stay on point. Re: the vendors.......I have found that some of them offer the lowest prices and best service in the business....seriously. I have also received some great deals from non-vendors after I inquired about certain products.

If you don't take yourself too seriously, THT is still a great place to get expert opinions on virtually any boating matter.........just remember this is like a male locker room.......lot's of BS, lot's of laughs.......just don't bend over to pick up your soap if folks like menzies are in the room...unless you are into that sort of thing!

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Hey Classic Cruiser, one other thing, TN is the birthplace of Marinette boats (as I'm sure you are aware) and there are tons of them here. Seems like I've told somebody else on here the same thing, but I'm assuming it wasn't you.

A friend of mine has a 32 which is docked across from my 1965 41' Hatt in my sig. He loves his, and I think this is his third one. There are 4-5 others in my marina as well, all in really nice shape. Holler if you ever need anything for yours as I'm sure these boys could help and would be happy to do so.
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I take myself too seriously.

No, really.....I'm serious.
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Gringo - 10/6/2007 8:20 AM

I take myself too seriously.

No, really.....I'm serious.
You're on the wrong thread Gringo.

The guys who are arguing with themselves are on the thread directed at IB.
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