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Forum: Dockside Chat
05-23-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,219
Posted By andycfi

Close to unforgivable, but not quite. A...

Close to unforgivable, but not quite.

A direct, intentional, violation of my confidence will put me in a position to permanently alter a friendship. This happened to me several years ago, with a...
05-14-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By andycfi

Thanks for the replies. According to a friend up...

Thanks for the replies. According to a friend up there that checked for me, the leaking has stopped and the bilge was completely dry. Maybe it was rainwater or something.
05-13-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By andycfi

Shaft and Rudder Packings

Hi Everyone!

I have a '77 Silverton 31C. Solid fiberglass hull.

I run into this every year, but I just can't seem to remember if it is worse this year than last. I lost my mom last year, and...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-07-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 851
Views: 65,354
Posted By andycfi

Prayers to you and your wife!!

Prayers to you and your wife!!
04-25-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By andycfi

Nice!!!!

Nice!!!!
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-25-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By andycfi

Not an expert by any means but I have layed a lot...

Not an expert by any means but I have layed a lot of tile as a diy'er. I've never had an issue with big tiles and adhesion, but assure you use the right notch depth with the trowel you select. The...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-25-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,514
Posted By andycfi

I also have an RTIC - VERY happy with it. It was...

I also have an RTIC - VERY happy with it. It was $175 instead of $300. Works fantastic.
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-22-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 29,140
Posted By andycfi

Pretty much exactly what we do. "Our Money" is...

Pretty much exactly what we do. "Our Money" is really the bulk of it, and is together, in the household account and in savings. "Separate" money is really somewhat minimal, and is just our personal...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-19-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,389
Posted By andycfi

Will echo the "See a doctor" comments. I'm 36 and...

Will echo the "See a doctor" comments. I'm 36 and have been on BP meds for 9 years. I felt that way last summer after just scrubbing the bow of the boat. My dockmate convinced me to see a...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-17-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,011
Posted By andycfi

Agree and disagree. Agree: I do think Face...

Agree and disagree.

Agree:
I do think Face Book has been a major degradation in our society. As previously mentioned, it IS a forum for every drama Queen/King, every political loudmouth, and...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-17-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 29,140
Posted By andycfi

^ This. 100%. My wife and I have both dealt with...

^ This. 100%. My wife and I have both dealt with depression, and both of us are now treated for it. I was first, and I definitely was not a peach during that time. Later, I was frustrated with her...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-10-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,788
Posted By andycfi

No shit-storm here. Totally agree. The "illegals"...

No shit-storm here. Totally agree. The "illegals" get the jobs because those "legals" that don't have trade or college skills really don't want those jobs. They either feel above them, or they just...
04-03-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 22,250
Views: 28,989,371
Posted By andycfi

First mate and best friend! ...

First mate and best friend!
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04-02-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By andycfi

Thanks for the responses!!! Overdrill it is then!...

Thanks for the responses!!! Overdrill it is then!

Any thoughts on the possible moist core? I'm struggling to think the epoxy will bond to it.

Andy
04-01-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By andycfi

Garboard Drain Replacement

Hello All!

So, I have a cousin and next door dockmate who's in a bit of a pickle and asked me for some help. The marina hauled his boat, and the plug would not come out. Instead of calling him and...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-28-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,335
Posted By andycfi

Also, we live in a pretty low cost of living...

Also, we live in a pretty low cost of living area. Which I am pretty thankful for!!
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-27-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,567
Posted By andycfi

Agree with this. I walk out after 15 minutes. I...

Agree with this. I walk out after 15 minutes. I am polite about it, but let them know that my time is valuable and can't be spent waiting. If an emergency came up, I get it and that is fine but I...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-21-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,440
Posted By andycfi

Estimates are part of every industry. I manage a...

Estimates are part of every industry. I manage a team of software developers - polar opposite of construction, but estimating is just as important. I have to estimate jobs, seek input from my team,...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-21-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,711
Posted By andycfi

I don't think it is at all so much about where...

I don't think it is at all so much about where you meet them (online, in a bar, in passing, etc.), it's about both of your mindset when you meet. I think the most detrimental mindset to dating is...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-21-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,249
Posted By andycfi

^ This certainly is a good option, and one I have...

^ This certainly is a good option, and one I have done many times - however, since the OP isn't a network guy, maybe not the best choice for him.

Just thinking of a simple approach. The problem is...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-19-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,200
Posted By andycfi

Additional comments on some great other posts: ...

Additional comments on some great other posts:


This, and it is definitely in line with my previous post. It's better to be single than to be with the wrong person. It is better to be with the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-19-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,200
Posted By andycfi

Married 9 years now. Best thing I ever did. She's...

Married 9 years now. Best thing I ever did. She's my best friend, and my family. Sure, we get on each others nerves, etc, but so does everyone - nothing in this world is kittens and moonbeams all the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-19-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,218
Posted By andycfi

I'm not a fan of this current sue happy society,...

I'm not a fan of this current sue happy society, but I really think this one is sue worthy. Law suits are intended to right real wrongs and the financial losses that result from them. This case is...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-19-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,065
Posted By andycfi

A brush and lather along with a safety razor (or...

A brush and lather along with a safety razor (or even better, a straight razor!) will give you some of the best shaves ever. I have very sensitive skin on my face and found the straight razor to...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-13-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,976
Posted By andycfi

This might not be popular among everyone, but it...

This might not be popular among everyone, but it worked for me. I'm also 36, and getting ready to start a family. I've been with the wife since I was 23 and she was 18. I WAS NOT READY, and did not...
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