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Old 04-14-2013, 06:59 AM
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As time has passed here on the Gulf Coast forum, I have come to enjoy getting to know some of you and have come to enjoy reading your posts. I thought this might be a good time to start a thread where we introduce ourselves with some pics of us and our boats. It will be a good primer for the Horn Island get together and for those that can't make it, it will help breed a little familiarity with your fellow poster.

So let's have it. Who are you, what do you do, what do you like? Show a pic of yourself and your boat.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:10 AM
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I am, not surprisingly, Paul. I have enjoyed the woods and water all my life. I grew up in Pascagoula MS. I went to the University of Southern MS. I am retired from active duty Coast Guard where I ran the rescue boats and did law enforcement. I now work as a civilian commercial fishing vessel safety specialist for the Coast Guard in Houma.

I have two grown daughters and three grand kids. I have a wonderful girlfriend who loves boating and the water almost as much as I do. I just bought a house in Metairie.

In addition to a fleet of kayaks, I have a little Boggy Creek Diablo.



Here I am with my best bud Laurie.

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A shot of the Skiff

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Edit: Shit, what did I do. Married now.

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Daughter 1 with hubby and grand kids.

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Daughter 2 with Dad at Tacky Jacks

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Daughter 2 is hot hot hot!!!!! PoolBoy is single again..... hint hint....
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:22 PM
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Dammmmmmmmn
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:07 PM
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y'all quit perving on PB's daughter
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:54 PM
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Daughter 2 is hot hot hot!!!!! PoolBoy is single again..... hint hint....
Looks like her dad doesn't she?
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Looks like her dad doesn't she?
No but its a damn good thing she doesn't look like that atrocious ex of yours either! Wasn't her name Bunadean??? I almost didn't recognize Diana in that Christmas pic....
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OK folks, post up your introductions.
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:38 AM
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Here is a pic of my boat named Sea Sharp and me.



The boat gets its name because by day I'm a Director of Software Engineering for Quicken Loans (some of you I've even helped refi/purchase homes through our awesome referral program) where I program in C#. My wife is professor of piano at the University of Southern Miss (get it C#... music?). Anyway it works for both of us and gives her a much needed emotional attachment to the boat.

A better pic of the boat:



Although I haven't blogged in awhile I was blogging before blogging was even called that. Lots of ramblings and postings here: http://keithelder.net. I've owned a web hosting company since '98/'99 so if anyone needs reliable web hosting let me know. Basically I'm one of the THT IT geeks.

Every year I organize a fishing trip with friends and co-workers called Krabbin' with Keith on Da Koast -> http://keithelder.net/krabbing-with-keith/ it is a good time. Spend a week on the water and grilling and chilling. While all the spots are full for this year, if you aren't doing anything, load up your boat and join us on the water for a day or two or three.
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Originally Posted by keithelder View Post
Here is a pic of my boat named Sea Sharp and me.



The boat gets its name because by day I'm a Director of Software Engineering for Quicken Loans (some of you I've even helped refi/purchase homes through our awesome referral program) where I program in C#. My wife is professor of piano at the University of Southern Miss (get it C#... music?). Anyway it works for both of us and gives her a much needed emotional attachment to the boat.

A better pic of the boat:



Although I haven't blogged in awhile I was blogging before blogging was even called that. Lots of ramblings and postings here: http://keithelder.net. I've owned a web hosting company since '98/'99 so if anyone needs reliable web hosting let me know. Basically I'm one of the THT IT geeks.

Every year I organize a fishing trip with friends and co-workers called Krabbin' with Keith on Da Koast -> http://keithelder.net/krabbing-with-keith/ it is a good time. Spend a week on the water and grilling and chilling. While all the spots are full for this year, if you aren't doing anything, load up your boat and join us on the water for a day or two or three.
Hello Keith. My wife and I spent two weeks in hattisburg with the Red Cross a month or so ago. And fell in love with you town and people. How is the rebuilding going after the tornado??
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Originally Posted by DMcGowan View Post
Hello Keith. My wife and I spent two weeks in hattisburg with the Red Cross a month or so ago. And fell in love with you town and people. How is the rebuilding going after the tornado??
First of all let me say thanks for your efforts in helping out in the town!

There are still lots of things going on in certain areas. Some houses are just slabs. So many houses and business hit. My favorite burger place on HWY 49, Baker's Burgers still hasn't opened back up. And the thing that changed the look of the town the most was the damage to USM near Hardy street where all of our big oaks were just demolished. Definitely looks *different*. Things are slow but progressing I best sums it up.
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Originally Posted by keithelder View Post
Here is a pic of my boat named Sea Sharp and me.



The boat gets its name because by day I'm a Director of Software Engineering for Quicken Loans (some of you I've even helped refi/purchase homes through our awesome referral program) where I program in C#. My wife is professor of piano at the University of Southern Miss (get it C#... music?). Anyway it works for both of us and gives her a much needed emotional attachment to the boat.

A better pic of the boat:



Although I haven't blogged in awhile I was blogging before blogging was even called that. Lots of ramblings and postings here: http://keithelder.net. I've owned a web hosting company since '98/'99 so if anyone needs reliable web hosting let me know. Basically I'm one of the THT IT geeks.

Every year I organize a fishing trip with friends and co-workers called Krabbin' with Keith on Da Koast -> http://keithelder.net/krabbing-with-keith/ it is a good time. Spend a week on the water and grilling and chilling. While all the spots are full for this year, if you aren't doing anything, load up your boat and join us on the water for a day or two or three.
if(boatHasEtecs) {
smile();
};
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I am relatively new here but really enjoy the forum. Here are a few of my crew from last summer.
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Lot of Hattiesburg connections here. My name is Matt. I am from Lafayette, LA but lived in Hattiesburg for 5 years. My dad, uncle and cousin all went to USM and my aunt was a biology professor of some kind there for the last 20ish years. GOLDEN EAGLES!

Anyway I bought my first boat 3 years ago and spent the past 3 years working on it more than fishing it. I think I finally have it where I want it and will hopefully be able to take my new bride(got married last weekend) out fishing with me this year.

My new bride was my fiance' of 5 years we have 2 beautiful children. I also have 3 older children from my first marriage all 5 kids live with us(I need a bigger boat than 21')

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if(boatHasEtecs) {
smile();
};

That code will clearly result in an endless loop as it does not have the required error handling that goes with etecs

network admin/software dev/what-the-hell-ever is necessary here
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@timothyj

if(boatHasEtecs) {
smile();
};

That code will clearly result in an endless loop as it does not have the required error handling that goes with etecs
It doesn't need error handling. You only put error handling on things you know will throw an exception. This code is *real* Sea Sharp code.

Code:
void Main()
{
	var boat = new Boat();
	boat.Motor = MotorType.Etec;
	boat.Name = "Sea Sharp";
	var cranker = new CrankingService(boat);
	cranker.Crank();
	boat.GoFishing();
	
	var otherBoat = new Boat();
	otherBoat.Motor = MotorType.FourStroke;
	otherBoat.Name = "Four stroker";
	var fourStrokeCranker = new CrankingService(otherBoat);
	fourStrokeCranker.Crank();
	fourStrokeCranker.Crank();
	fourStrokeCranker.Crank();
	fourStrokeCranker.Crank();
	otherBoat.GoFishing();
}

public interface IBoat
{
	string Name {get; set;}
	MotorType Motor {get; set;}
	bool IsRunning { get; set;}
}

public class Boat : IBoat
{
    public MotorType Motor {get; set;}
	public string Name {get; set; }
	public bool IsRunning {get; set; }
	public void GoFishing() { }
}

public enum MotorType
{
    Etec,
    FourStroke
}

public interface ICrank
{
	void Crank();
}


public class CrankingService : ICrank
{
	IBoat _boat;
	int attempts = 0;
	
	public CrankingService(IBoat boat)
	{
			_boat = boat;
	}
	
	public void Crank()
	{
		attempts++;
		if(_boat.Motor == MotorType.Etec && attempts == 1)
		{
			_boat.IsRunning = true;
			return;
		} 
		if (_boat.Motor != MotorType.Etec && attempts == 4 )
		{
			_boat.IsRunning = true;
		}
	}
}
And please, I'm posting this in good ribbing fun! (but it is real code and compiles )
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I am relatively new here but really enjoy the forum. Here are a few of my crew from last summer.
Good looking bunch and welcome!
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You would need to add an oilBurned var as a large int type to handle the eTec oilburned per start attempt

and just messing around. I actually always loved the etecs and love rude for keeping the big 2 strokes alive to be honest. That being said I do enjoy my baby vrod

did a ton of upgrades this year here are some pics of the boat. couting down until the 26th when we go on the first trip of the season to cocodrie (if the wind cooperates)

2013 upgrades

PS if you look at the second pic and the last pic you can get an idea of how much room I opened up with console change, also replacing the leaning post with the cooler seat means no ice chest necessary on the boat, so even more open space
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You would need to add an oilBurned var as a large int type to handle the eTec oilburned per start attempt

and just messing around. I actually always loved the etecs and love rude for keeping the big 2 strokes alive to be honest. That being said I do enjoy my baby vrod

did a ton of upgrades this year here are some pics of the boat. couting down until the 26th when we go on the first trip of the season to cocodrie (if the wind cooperates)

2013 upgrades
I think you are referring to an old program. New programs don't need that variable due to the minuscule amount used.

Whew, lots of work, you aren't kidding! My boat mods are in my sig. Check 'em out.
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I am Wayne Laubmeier. I live in Long Beach, MS. I was raised here on the MS Gulf Coast. I was fortunate enough to be introduced to this boating lifestyle as a kid. After logging countless hours chasing trout, I have recently taken up a new passion. We bought this houseboat and have been cruising all over. We have spent many nights at the barrier islands and taken several extended trips down the intercoastal as far as Panama City. It has been great experience for my whole family. I am blessed that my wife enjoys it as much, if not more than I do. My 4 y/o loves it. My 15 y/o enjoys it when football is not in the way! I have attached a photo of my Fountain as well. It now sits in my yard most of the time.
I was a Registered Respiratory Therapist before graduating from USM with a nursing degree. I now manage the Neonatal Intensive Care and Pediatric units at Memorial Hospital Gulfport. "Life is Good" is the name of my Fountain and is our family plea.
Life is Good. Hope to see y'all at the get together.

Having trouble posting pics, so here is a YouTube video about AdventureCraft boats.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:27 AM
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Hey Wayne that's a cool looking houseboat and great family shot you have there. Do you have any interior shots of the houseboat?

Looks like your attachment link is busted though.
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