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Forum: Dockside Chat
06-07-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,553
Posted By raybark

While I was still working, the French limit (over...

While I was still working, the French limit (over there) was 39 hours working per week, but the socialists dropped it to 34, with the grand plan that it would allow work for more people to take up...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-03-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,553
Posted By raybark

I worked in a French company most of my career. ...

I worked in a French company most of my career. French businessmen lie; it's part of their upbringing. I had one boss who was literally French Royalty (and not one of my favorites). They cannot...
Forum: The Carolinas
06-03-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By raybark

Can't help with the inspector, but I highly...

Can't help with the inspector, but I highly recommend Wells Insurance. They are based in Wilmington, and have a second office there, plus one in Southport. Marine insurance is written out of their...
06-02-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,562
Posted By raybark

Put NEW antennas up on top. Drag teasers...

Put NEW antennas up on top.

Drag teasers from the original ones.
06-02-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,277
Posted By raybark

Do they require you to use the exhaust fluid? ...

Do they require you to use the exhaust fluid?

What a stupid idea that is. "The exhaust in noxious. Let's inject urine into it."
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-31-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,225
Posted By raybark

I worked for a subsidiary of a Elf Aquitaine, a...

I worked for a subsidiary of a Elf Aquitaine, a French petrochemical company that had been state-owned and then was privatized. When regulations got around to permitting it, they offered employees...
05-31-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By raybark

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boatoutfitters.com
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-31-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,215
Posted By raybark

I used to do a lot of far east travel, and have...

I used to do a lot of far east travel, and have seen the full range of the spectrum. Here's 3 segments of the same trip:

☼ Singapore Airlines from Sydney to Singapore. Had a cocktail or two in the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-31-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,215
Posted By raybark

I'm glad you're not scheduling aircraft I fly on!...

I'm glad you're not scheduling aircraft I fly on!

Airlines do not have unlimited aircraft inventory they can just swap out if the load changes, and you are also ignoring the fact that aircraft are...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-31-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,103
Posted By raybark

I LOVE it when "cop karma" is like that. We...

I LOVE it when "cop karma" is like that.

We had flown down to NC through RDU for parents weekend at WFU, the headed west to Asheville for a mini-vacation. On the way back, we met our daughter at...
05-30-2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,438
Posted By raybark

Onewolf, I know what you're saying, but I have to...

Onewolf, I know what you're saying, but I have to wonder just how legal that is.

We had sea-trialed a World Cat with Fort Macon Marina in Atlantic Beach NC. At the time, they were the only dealer...
05-29-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,683
Posted By raybark

How much you pay per year depends upon how many...

How much you pay per year depends upon how many hours you'll use the boat, which determines when and how often you'll hit those maintenance milestones.

A buddy of mine uses his little - paid for...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-29-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,293
Posted By raybark

...and JUST LIKE "grammar school", you're...

...and JUST LIKE "grammar school", you're required to answer the question correctly, which in this case is that after 30 days, you have the SUM of those, or $10,737,418.23
05-28-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 28,708
Posted By raybark

Just "thinking via the keyboard" here, and not...

Just "thinking via the keyboard" here, and not being accusative, as I know nothing about you or the Florida enforcers, but is it possible that your boating is what's attracting their attention?
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Forum: Dockside Chat
05-28-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By raybark

I just put an Otterbox Symmetry on mine. A bitch...

I just put an Otterbox Symmetry on mine. A bitch to get on, but I'd say it's well protected, and still fits nicely in the "holster" pocket of my Duluth Trading Flex Fire Hose shorts.
05-28-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By raybark

I would count on that to at least triple the...

I would count on that to at least triple the overall project time frame.

In a 19-year old boat, you will have MUCH difficulty removing all hardware, and more reinstalling it correctly.
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-27-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,941
Posted By raybark

I'm on Medicare, pay BCBS $40/ mo for Part B...

I'm on Medicare, pay BCBS $40/ mo for Part B supplement. My annual deductible is $1000. Went with AARP Part D coverage through United Healthcare - $26/mo. My three, 90-day prescriptions cost $0,...
05-27-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By raybark

Last July, a drunk - obviously untethered -...

Last July, a drunk - obviously untethered - captain resulted in all four people on board being tossed overboard. The boat damaged several docks in Southport NC as it screamed away...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-25-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,160
Posted By raybark

I must apologize. It's not your opinion that's...

I must apologize. It's not your opinion that's "shitheadish". Every opinion is as valid as all others. It's your attitude.

And do not, for even a minute, think you can decide how I define...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-24-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,559
Posted By raybark

Another alternative: 1) Cut everything at 45...

Another alternative:

1) Cut everything at 45 degrees
2) Fill gaps with caulk.

OK. Maybe not, but I've seen some builders do that.
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-24-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,160
Posted By raybark

You are entitled to your shithead opinion. I...

You are entitled to your shithead opinion.

I do take my "rescue" dog with me to Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, and the local sea food store. Being exposed to such situations is socializing him quite...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-22-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,775
Posted By raybark

Went on a tour of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant...

Went on a tour of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant (Duke energy, BNP, Southport NC) on Friday. About half the personnel and ex-Navy, and a few said the same thing about the entire fleet being nukes, but...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-21-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,775
Posted By raybark

One of the problems with solar is the fact that...

One of the problems with solar is the fact that peak generation (midday) does not coincide with peak demand (late afternoon/early evening). That doesn't mean it's "bad", it just means it's not...
05-21-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By raybark

Precisely why they tell you not to top it up.

Precisely why they tell you not to top it up.
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-21-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By raybark

Black oil sunflower seed in most feeders. I have...

Black oil sunflower seed in most feeders. I have tried mealworms in another. The wrens and bluebirds love 'em, but the crows clean me out fast.

I have a couple of really smart wrens around: I...
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