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Forum: Dockside Chat
07-22-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,820
Posted By bobofthenorth

Some friends make excellent boat guests. Some...

Some friends make excellent boat guests. Some don't. Its really hard to tell them apart before they get on the boat. We've pretty much stopped feeling guilty.
07-15-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,683
Posted By bobofthenorth

7 years as fall/winter/spring liveaboards with...

7 years as fall/winter/spring liveaboards with cruising guests - I could tell you some stories. You just have to move on and sometimes you lose a friendship out of it. We had some friends that were...
07-15-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 591
Posted By bobofthenorth

I did a complete trailer rebuild one winter with...

I did a complete trailer rebuild one winter with a little help from a local contractor.
...
04-16-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,630
Posted By bobofthenorth

Oh dear --- the solder police are going to be all...

Oh dear --- the solder police are going to be all over you for that. I would absolutely do this but if the OP is set on crimping then this is the one that I use. I think mine came from Harbor...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-16-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By bobofthenorth

BTDT - not too proud to admit it. Make sure...

BTDT - not too proud to admit it.

Make sure you roughen the surface - lots of crosshatched grinder marks. The first bond will be entirely mechanical. I've even gone so far as to drill some...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-13-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,927
Posted By bobofthenorth

Put some Stabil in the tank, run the vehicle for...

Put some Stabil in the tank, run the vehicle for 30 minutes. Disconnect the battery and forget about it until this BS is over.
04-09-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,220
Posted By bobofthenorth

Spline. Spend some time researching how to glue...

Spline. Spend some time researching how to glue teak. I can't tell you how but I know its not easy.
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-05-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,457
Posted By bobofthenorth

I read an editorial yesterday which suggested...

I read an editorial yesterday which suggested that the TP shortage is not so much about hoarding as it is about where people are shitting. The argument was that, with everyone staying at home,...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-30-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,392
Posted By bobofthenorth

Its not your fault. Suicide sometimes...

Its not your fault.

Suicide sometimes brings on more suicide. If your crew is having trouble dealing with this be aware that others may be at risk too.

Its OK to be pissed off at the guy -...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-28-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By bobofthenorth

Disposing of sand with paint contamination may be...

Disposing of sand with paint contamination may be a problem in your jurisdiction. Not a big problem as long as you don't do much. Soda blasting lets you flush the dissolved soda down the drain and...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-26-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,082
Posted By bobofthenorth

I was driving home one day when I got a scammer...

I was driving home one day when I got a scammer call telling me my computer had a virus. I told him he was a lying scammer asshole and hung up. He called me back. That time I unloaded on him, some...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-26-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,485
Posted By bobofthenorth

I may still have a gun kicking around somewhere -...

I may still have a gun kicking around somewhere - I know exactly where my four irons are. One of them came from my grandfather - so I don't really get the part about them wearing out. I used the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-25-2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,276
Posted By bobofthenorth

I'm surprised there hasn't been more thugs in the...

I'm surprised there hasn't been more thugs in the street, social unrest, showing up to riot. Maybe the thugs are afraid of the bug. Give them a couple weeks in lockdown and some warmer weather. I'm...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-21-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By bobofthenorth

I will be watching this thread. I have tried...

I will be watching this thread. I have tried repeatedly to graft onto a scrubby apple tree in my back yard. Watched all the videos, tried to recall what my now long dead father told me. Nothing...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-18-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 33,590
Posted By bobofthenorth

No big deal - our very own Prime Minister, Skippy...

No big deal - our very own Prime Minister, Skippy Trudeau, did exactly this Monday night. Teased that there was a huge announcement coming yesterday morning then made the press wait 1/2 an hour...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-12-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,566
Posted By bobofthenorth

I hope you're right. I thought I was staging in....

I hope you're right. I thought I was staging in. Then I thought I was averaging down. Now I just think I should have waited. Story of my life.
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-12-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,518
Posted By bobofthenorth

Just make sure you're doing it with real money -...

Just make sure you're doing it with real money - ie. no margin. Remember that the market can always stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent.
03-10-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,512
Posted By bobofthenorth

If you've got the floor out anyway and you accept...

If you've got the floor out anyway and you accept that you have a project that nobody else is ever going to want.....

I'd go with a shaft drive and thru-hull or a jet. Either way you cut out a...
03-07-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,042
Posted By bobofthenorth

What he said ^^^^^^^^^^^^ The most likely...

What he said ^^^^^^^^^^^^ The most likely outcome if you fill that entire void with resin is that it will go off and leave you with a heated stinking void filled mess.

If you can find a block...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-02-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,666
Posted By bobofthenorth

I wouldn't say I bought "a lot" but I did buy...

I wouldn't say I bought "a lot" but I did buy Carnival on Thursday and today its helping cover some of the other carnage in my portfolio. Tomorrow is another day.
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-01-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,778
Posted By bobofthenorth

Buy a lathe. Spend your recovery time watching...

Buy a lathe. Spend your recovery time watching Youtubes to learn how to run it.
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-01-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,263
Posted By bobofthenorth

You literally couldn't pay me enough to go on...

You literally couldn't pay me enough to go on another cruise. We went on two cruises about 15 years ago now - our first and our last all on the same trip. We had fun - we were part of a large group...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-28-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,846
Posted By bobofthenorth

When it inevitably becomes as ubiquitous as the...

When it inevitably becomes as ubiquitous as the seasonal flu then your best defense will be to get it and recover. Stay healthy. If you feel punk, get rested. Plenty of fluids and sunshine. Life...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-25-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,716
Posted By bobofthenorth

If you have enough ammo you don't actually need...

If you have enough ammo you don't actually need any of the other stuff.
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-19-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,033
Posted By bobofthenorth

The only reason I avoid Amazon is because I...

The only reason I avoid Amazon is because I despise Bezos's politics. If he wasn't such a libtard I'd buy more from Amazon. As it is, even as my last resort, its surprising how often I order from...
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