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  1. redboat

    What's your boat beer?

    Greenies or Brownies. Becks or Amstel Light.
  2. redboat

    2018 Fishing Thread

    Wait a minute.... Is that spin casting gear in the photo? Thought you were one of those obsessive fly fishing types. Last month, while staying in Glenwood Springs my daughter and grand daughter were exploring and wading in the shallows of the Raging Fork . A couple of drift boats floated by with the guide in the center and the clients fly casting in the bow and stern lounge chairs. My daughter's comment was, "looks boring". I had to create a lengthy explanation for the complexities and satisfactions of the venture that apparently had little effect on her. It's OK, after decades, my entire family understands but doesn't fully appreciate sailing either.
  3. redboat

    Classic American Dinghies

    Penguin And of course the Lightning
  4. redboat

    Just a Friendly Reminder

    Yet another reminder why I don't cook. Was in the flavor and fragrance raw materials business for decades. Dealt with goodies like oleoresin capsicum, onion and garlic oil and everyone's favorite, mustard oil. Don a full hazmat suit before handling.
  5. redboat

    Looking Old

    I now know why so many old guys grow beards. They're ugly as sin. I've come to accept my hideous visage. Don't realize it till I see a photo, then have another drink and forget about it. Actually, don't need a drink anymore . My increasing lack of short term memory erases any vain concerns I may briefly have. Declining strength and more importantly agility, balance and flexibility annoy more than anything. Going to the gym regularly and embracing physical activity are the only salvation. The "use it or lose it" maxim becomes more relevant every year. Carry on.............
  6. redboat

    Which Topside Paint?

    Thanks. That was the work of the previous owner that I am trying to undo. I learned my lesson 50 years ago when I took out my fathers drill, attached a circular pad and stopped after 30 seconds. Homey don't use no rotary sanders no mo.
  7. redboat

    Which Topside Paint?

    Doing 2 small boats. First is a classic fiberglass rowboat that was never painted, just abused. Here I will use the 2 part paint Second is a Tasar that had the worst Brightside paint job I have ever seen. Prep for that job had included a rotary sander that left crescent shaped gouges all over. I have already longboarded, filled and faired much of the damage. Because a single part paint had been used I'm told that a 2 part paint wouldn't be compatible. Most of the existing paint is off but getting ALL of it off will be next to impossible. I will prime prior to applying the finish coat (s). Both small projects that I want to do right but they are both small enough so redoing won't be too difficult. I assume I will botch things up a couple of times.
  8. redboat

    Which Topside Paint?

    Interlux Perfection or Epifanes two part Poly-Urethane? I "hear" Perfection is easier to apply but Epifanes is harder and offers a better finish. While I'm at it.... Have another project requiring a single part paint. Always used interlux Brightside. Epifanes also offers a single part topside paint called Mono-urethane that is "supposed"to be better. Any experience with both to offer a comparison.
  9. You're into flyfishing? American Museum of Flyfishing is in Manchester ,VT. Southwest VT. Never been there and don't know if it's a worthless tourist trap but might be of interest.
  10. Paging Lesbian Robot...........
  11. redboat

    Fubo TV streaming service

    In reviewing options to replace my TV cable service, Fubo appealed simply because of the significant sports content/offerings. Then I stumbled upon some very critical customer reviews on line. These had to do with quality of the internet signal and customer service responsiveness. Anyone have experience with Fubo? Good, bad or indifferent?
  12. Popular foliage/tourist route is beginning in southern VT travelling up Route 100 through the Mad River Valley (my stomping ground) then west a bit to Burlington to take in Lake Champlain, then East through northern VT to the Mount Washington Valley in NH, then east to the Maine Coast where you again head south whilst sating yourself on fresh lobster and beer.
  13. Feel free to crash or stop and clean up at my place. Always found your info about Colorado helpful. Wife just moved out to Littleton CO to help my recently divorced daughter deal with her child/house/life so I'm rattling around my house for the next several months until I probably buy a house out there and move. Big driveway, tons of room. Just a moody chocolate labrador retriever. In Spofford NH, between Keene and Brattleboro VT.
  14. redboat

    World Cup

    Whatever the final result, it has certainly been an interesting World Cup. Looking forward to final. As we have seen so far, anything can happen.