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04-12-2009, 03:32 PM
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Posted By PostOpus

Wink Then, too, keep in mind when you're paying for...

Then, too, keep in mind when you're paying for docking or bottom painting by the foot, it's a 26 foot - - says so right there on the side of the boat. :grin:

But when it comes time for bragging,...
04-12-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By PostOpus

Lightbulb Sea Ray's website shows the overall length of the...

Sea Ray's website shows the overall length of the 260 Sundancer to be 28 feet with the standard extended swim platform.
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-12-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By PostOpus

Thumbs up (CNN) -- The American captain of a cargo ship...

(CNN) -- The American captain of a cargo ship held hostage by pirates jumped overboard from the lifeboat where he was being held, and U.S. Navy SEALs shot and killed three of his four captors,...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-21-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By PostOpus

Lightbulb Sounds like Derrick is one of those...

Sounds like Derrick is one of those "6-going-on-30" types. :thumbsup:

Lax is a great sport; teaches the true meaning of teamwork and good sportsmanship. Hope he "sticks" with it ~ pun intended....
03-17-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,231
Posted By PostOpus

Working load limits would seem to be inadequate...

Working load limits would seem to be inadequate for the forces exerted on an anchor chain.
03-17-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By PostOpus

Apparently not, but you can go to User CP...look...

Apparently not, but you can go to User CP...look down the left column and you'll see Edit Ignore List. Click on it, and follow the directions.
03-17-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,231
Posted By PostOpus

Lightbulb It's called a shackle. In the OP's case, that...

It's called a shackle. In the OP's case, that won't work; the shackle won't pass through the windlass properly. :nono:
03-17-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By PostOpus

Lightbulb Sure can. Click on User CP Click on...

Sure can.


Click on User CP
Click on Edit Options
Scroll down to "Thread Display Options"
Un-check "Show Signatures"
Save your changes, and Presto - - signatures disappear.
03-17-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,602
Posted By PostOpus

Lightbulb Barf bags are for sissies. :grin: Pretty...

Barf bags are for sissies. :grin:

Pretty amazing stuff. Anybody know where that was filmed? Awesome waves!
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-16-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,429
Posted By PostOpus

Talking I was thinking the same thing. This could get...

I was thinking the same thing. This could get good.http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm154/EdBoz/popcorn.gif

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03-16-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,169
Posted By PostOpus

Lightbulb Send him the halibut. Send ME the scotch! :grin: ...

Send him the halibut. Send ME the scotch! :grin:

Mighty sturdy looking rig. Curious - - is it really that heavy that it needs a triple-axle trailer? ;?
03-16-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By PostOpus

Used to see quite a few of them on the...

Used to see quite a few of them on the Chesapeake. Shallow draft allows them to run the bow right up on the beach in many areas; I believe they even have a fold-down ladder on the bow for just such...
03-16-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By PostOpus

Tom, do you attach any kind of "safety lanyard"...

Tom, do you attach any kind of "safety lanyard" just in case the suction cup decides to take a break?

You know ~~ Murphy's Law, and all that...
03-16-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 33,490
Posted By PostOpus

Have you done any research on her history - -...

Have you done any research on her history - - where she was based, what years, anything notable?

Definitely a conversation piece, and imagine the fun you could have with that fire pump!
03-16-2009, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,785
Posted By PostOpus

You keep a set of oars on that thing ?

You keep a set of oars on that thing ?
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-16-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By PostOpus

Thumbs up Watched it from the front yard last night; Cape...

Watched it from the front yard last night; Cape is about 40 miles away. Spectacular, as always. This shot shows the solid boosters falling away from the shuttle, and the beginnings of the huge white...
03-15-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,615
Posted By PostOpus

I always stripped just enough insulation for the...

I always stripped just enough insulation for the bare wire to fill the cavity of the lug, slipped a long piece of heat-shrink tubing over the wire, snugged the end of the insulation up against the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-15-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By PostOpus

Back during the late 70's/early 80's, when the 52...

Back during the late 70's/early 80's, when the 52 diplomats were being held hostage in Iran, we had targets that were an image of Ayatollah Khomeini that we delighted in converting into pounds of...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-11-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By PostOpus

Changed again... (big surprise there!) ...

Changed again... (big surprise there!)

Earliest will be Sunday, 3/15, at 7:43pm. So much for a night launch.

But on the brighter side... I'll be back in town by then!
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-11-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By PostOpus

Unhappy I would, too.... but I'm going out of town...

I would, too.... but I'm going out of town tomorrow morning. Nighttime launches are the best. :(
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-11-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By PostOpus

Lightbulb Shuttle launch STS-119 scrubbed - AGAIN

NASA has scrubbed the planned launch at 9:20 pm tonight of the shuttle Discovery due to a leak in a hydrogen line in the external tank. Hopefully, they'll get the old girl off the ground one of...
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-11-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 758
Posted By PostOpus

If that unit is only a year old, I'd be inclined...

If that unit is only a year old, I'd be inclined to call the company that installed it and have them check it out. Even if it's slightly beyond warranty, they may do a check as a PR measure. The...
03-09-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,139
Posted By PostOpus

Store it somewhere that there is air circulation....

Store it somewhere that there is air circulation. If the canister overheats, there is a pressure relief valve that will open, relieving pressure in the canister but releasing propane into the...
03-09-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,026
Posted By PostOpus

Question If you already knew it was 46 ft 7 inches, why...

If you already knew it was 46 ft 7 inches, why even ask? ;?
Don't you consider the tongue "part of the trailer" ? ;?
Forum: Dockside Chat
03-09-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,117
Posted By PostOpus

Talking Totally unrelated, but I had to laugh......

Totally unrelated, but I had to laugh... next-to-last listing on that website:

2005 Z Aircraft Division Dassault Falcon 2000EX EASy

White
2 Door Sedan
5 Speed Manual
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