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Forum: Dockside Chat
06-13-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By cracked_ribs

I'm not following it closely or anything - no tv...

I'm not following it closely or anything - no tv on my island so I'd have to follow by radio and I don't know basketball well enough to enjoy that - but I am really torn, as a Canadian, between...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-13-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,470
Posted By cracked_ribs

It works well once you get people in the area to...

It works well once you get people in the area to understand it. There are always some people who insist it's terrible but once you get above a certain threshold of drivers in the population it takes...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-12-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,470
Posted By cracked_ribs

The only place I have seen zipper merging not...

The only place I have seen zipper merging not work is when there is not actually a lane reduction.

I used to take a bridge on the way to work in the morning and the left lane went to the bridge...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-11-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,153
Posted By cracked_ribs

Rather than look for tactful ways to say things,...

Rather than look for tactful ways to say things, I generally just ask myself, "will I be better off after I say this, or would I be equally well off to have said nothing?"

Most times the answer is...
05-30-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 22,837
Posted By cracked_ribs

This is probably kind of a regional thing. I...

This is probably kind of a regional thing.

I have no complaints, for example, because everyone around me listens to awesome music. Usually metal, cranked up really high.

Whether they like it or...
05-25-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 20,437
Posted By cracked_ribs

Have yourself a read through the link you...

Have yourself a read through the link you provided...let me know when you get to a rescue somewhere near 32,000 feet.

​​​​​​​You can get pulled out of base camp...the people dying to get to the...
05-25-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 20,437
Posted By cracked_ribs

This is emblematic of people who insist that...

This is emblematic of people who insist that freedom needs to be restricted for everyone's own good...they just don't know what they're talking about.

Nobody on Everest thinks he's getting a...
05-24-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 36,771
Posted By cracked_ribs

I actually have a bit of respect for anyone who...

I actually have a bit of respect for anyone who is comfortable enough with himself and his humour to name a boat something cliched and raunchy. It's your boat, you do you.

I would love to see...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-24-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,396
Posted By cracked_ribs

Yeah, I have seen some things I will never...

Yeah, I have seen some things I will never forget. Motorcycling within a certain radius of a casino is, effectively, its own form of roulette.

"Baffling" is a good description of a lot of the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-23-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,396
Posted By cracked_ribs

First time in my life I've been impressed by...

First time in my life I've been impressed by someone knowing a famous person...that guy is a legit hero.

Anyway I can understand wanting to summit Mount Everest. That thing is like the Mount...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-22-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,578
Posted By cracked_ribs

I am in a different country but I would guess...

I am in a different country but I would guess that I must have mailed at least a hundred thousand dollars worth of guns in my life and probably much more. I can think of a single gun that would have...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-21-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,269
Posted By cracked_ribs

I have a photograph my grandfather took of a...

I have a photograph my grandfather took of a destroyer in WW2. He took it through the periscope of a British sub he was on just before they sank the German boat, and wrote enough details on the back...
05-20-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 20,437
Posted By cracked_ribs

Almost never. Very, very hard to fall out of my...

Almost never. Very, very hard to fall out of my boat. The forward 2/3 are enclosed. The cockpit is deep and has rails around the stern as it was originally a commercial transport boat.

If I'm...
05-20-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 18,307
Posted By cracked_ribs

Man, that looks fantastic. It's not that I...

Man, that looks fantastic.

It's not that I don't like seeing half-million dollar CCs with triples but to me there is something so much more rewarding about seeing the rejuvenation of a quality...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-17-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,016
Posted By cracked_ribs

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Forum: Dockside Chat
05-16-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,311
Posted By cracked_ribs

Man, some of you guys sound like you don't...

Man, some of you guys sound like you don't understand the dangers of driving thirsty. Just be safe and chug the drinks beforehand. No need to push your luck.
05-16-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,711
Posted By cracked_ribs

Fantastic book. The guy is a hilarious writer,...

Fantastic book. The guy is a hilarious writer, and talks about his life as a kid on the island of Corfu in Greece with his goofball family.
05-16-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,237
Posted By cracked_ribs

Actually, in this area, he only has one option...

Actually, in this area, he only has one option for insurance, which is a government monopoly. He won't have any difficulty getting reinsured, and the continued losses of the insurer will just get...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-14-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 17,368
Posted By cracked_ribs

https://www.instagram.com/doubleeagleisland...

https://www.instagram.com/doubleeagleisland (https://www.instagram.com/doubleeagleisland/?hl=en)

It's pretty surreal though. If I update it, it's because I'm drunk and scrolling through my phone...
05-13-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,611
Posted By cracked_ribs

My commuter had a full bilge around the old 302...

My commuter had a full bilge around the old 302 and froze solid for a few weeks this winter. It cracked the heat exchanger, so I pulled that out and got it welded up.

Then I changed the oil and...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-11-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,691
Posted By cracked_ribs

In the big city I used to live in, most guys...

In the big city I used to live in, most guys wouldn't walk two steps to save another guy's boat. Definitely nobody would be climbing onto the thing.

Where I live now, if you can save someone's...
05-09-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 33,426
Posted By cracked_ribs

I bet it's similar to the number towed in at...

I bet it's similar to the number towed in at greater than hull speed.
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-08-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By cracked_ribs

That's probably a fair comparison.

That's probably a fair comparison.
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-07-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 291
Posted By cracked_ribs

Black and Blue has a nice rooftop patio. Guu...

Black and Blue has a nice rooftop patio. Guu Izakaya is pretty famous for Japanese tapas, I guess you call it. Kingston Taphouse for a super casual patio. Gotham for steaks and cocktails. Rogue for...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-05-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,374
Posted By cracked_ribs

I've had the occasional weird feeling about a...

I've had the occasional weird feeling about a boat. This design from Iceland always makes me feel kind of funny. No idea why.
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