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Today, 08:43 PM
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Posted By GaryDoug

Sometime in the last few decades, power boats and...

Sometime in the last few decades, power boats and some sailboats started looking like huge Clorox bottles, ugly beyond belief..
Today, 04:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,008
Posted By GaryDoug

That boat came in three versions, one with a...

That boat came in three versions, one with a swing keel, one with a fixed fin keel and even one with a winged keel. But most have the swing keel. The fiberglass/steel/lead swing keel on my little Cal...
Today, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 829
Posted By GaryDoug

Yikes, I am pretty sure it is illegal to tow your...

Yikes, I am pretty sure it is illegal to tow your g/f behind the boat.....unless she has skis.
Today, 11:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,008
Posted By GaryDoug

Not necessarily if you can use some slightly used...

Not necessarily if you can use some slightly used ones. I recently bought a used spinnaker for $100 at the Boaters Retail Shop of Texas online store. I cut it down to fit the boat and restitched it...
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 08:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,712
Posted By GaryDoug

Which ones? I have ancestors coming from England...

Which ones? I have ancestors coming from England in the mid 1600's and some others from Prussia in 1854.
Yesterday, 08:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,008
Posted By GaryDoug

Wrong. They want them gone because they were too...

Wrong. They want them gone because they were too stupid to learn how to sail. There are actually fewer things to go bad on a sailboat than a power boat. Mine is 48 years old and as good as new with...
Yesterday, 07:54 PM
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Views: 1,008
Posted By GaryDoug

In that length and year range, $5000- $10000 for...

In that length and year range, $5000- $10000 for entry level..
Yesterday, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 829
Posted By GaryDoug

Keep in mind that if you encounter very bad...

Keep in mind that if you encounter very bad weather, you may have to set the tender loose or risk having it "come aboard" unexpectedly. A real boat would be an expensive loss.
Yesterday, 04:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,928
Posted By GaryDoug

Op, can you take a photo of the back of the...

Op, can you take a photo of the back of the trailer? I want to see that rear cross member.
Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 07:30 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,746
Posted By GaryDoug

All 3 organizations have regulations that have...

All 3 organizations have regulations that have changed frequently over the decades. It's in the best interest of the "sport" to keep it competitive and relatively safe (for drivers and spectators)....
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-17-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,481
Posted By GaryDoug

This is one of the many reasons I put off getting...

This is one of the many reasons I put off getting married until I was 60. My wife, a few years older, normally keeps her dreams to herself. Sean Connery is the usual subject and that is fine with me...
02-17-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,928
Posted By GaryDoug

Either I am seeing things or the rear cross...

Either I am seeing things or the rear cross member is going up in the middle. Is it really like that?
Forum: The Carolinas
02-16-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,773
Posted By GaryDoug

So their agenda failed eventually. Good. Better...

So their agenda failed eventually. Good. Better late than never.
Forum: The Carolinas
02-16-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,773
Posted By GaryDoug

The last time I traveled on business to NC, I...

The last time I traveled on business to NC, I tried to find a non-smoking section in a restaurant. I was taken to the worst table there next to the kitchen door. Of course since NC produces tobacco,...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-16-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,746
Posted By GaryDoug

No other country developed the passion for speed?...

No other country developed the passion for speed? Really? Ever heard of European formula and Grand Prix racing that far outperformed ours over the last century. You know, real road racing, not just a...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-15-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,772
Posted By GaryDoug

I disagree. Whenever I call Seatow for a radio...

I disagree. Whenever I call Seatow for a radio check, she always calls me "Captain". She's on the radio, so she must be right ;-)
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-15-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,772
Posted By GaryDoug

Get used to it OP. Florida has become a...

Get used to it OP. Florida has become a law-enforcement-free environment. I have no problem with the boats making big wakes in front of my house, it has a 4-foot thick solid concrete seawall just for...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-15-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By GaryDoug

Incredibly, a beard helps you avoid contagious...

Incredibly, a beard helps you avoid contagious ailments because the beard collects bits of stuff that builds up your immunity. Unfortunately your spouse or G/F suffers the consequences. One of mine...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-15-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,210
Posted By GaryDoug

^^^^ That's why ^^^^^ No light poles where they...

^^^^ That's why ^^^^^ No light poles where they landed.
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-15-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,052
Posted By GaryDoug

Some guy goes to a home improvement store and...

Some guy goes to a home improvement store and expects lumber yard service. What is wrong with this picture? Home Depot and Lowes are the Walmart of home improvement. What you see is what you get.
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-14-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,271
Posted By GaryDoug

Really...it was a joke, lighten up.

Really...it was a joke, lighten up.
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-14-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,150
Posted By GaryDoug

This topic is useless if we don't have the...

This topic is useless if we don't have the targeted customers represented...women. Many of them are not comfortable with having to pump their own fuel and the dangers associated with it for them....
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-14-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,210
Posted By GaryDoug

I replaced my tile shower many years ago with a...

I replaced my tile shower many years ago with a fiberglass one. The tile was way too much work to maintain and/or repair for me.

6 gallons might be enough if you can crank up the temperature, but...
02-14-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By GaryDoug

A kayak would be more useful in Everglades City...

A kayak would be more useful in Everglades City than Flamingo unless you want to paddle out on the flats or a long way up a canal at Flamingo. But I don't know who rents them in either place, haven't...
02-14-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,808
Posted By GaryDoug

I had a 55HP Homelite 4-stroke outboard break a...

I had a 55HP Homelite 4-stroke outboard break a clamp bracket and fall off at full speed, dangling by the cables. Evidently the "West Bend" 35hp housing/clamp unit they used wasn't up to having more...
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