Caferacer59

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    Worlds most expensive Home Stereo ?

    2 channel and surround sounds are completely different animals in my book (and i don;t know much about surround, I have a sound bar and a woofer connected to my tv and thats as far as i care to go with movies) - it rumbles and the choppers sound scary enough in apocolypse now. in terms of THD, component matching is the key, properly driving the speaker with that first watt of power will get you far.
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    Worlds most expensive Home Stereo ?

    I love my KG 4's I have had them for 30 years, redid the crossovers last year and they continue to sing. And if you need them to they will flat out knock the plaster off the walls. I still use my reel to reel all the time, the only thing new I have is a Music Hall TT and only because my 50 year old Miracord 50h met an inglorious end thanks to an indoor football game with my boys and their friends (not authorized). Even the cabinets are old, they are mid 60's lane record cabinets matching but found about 2 years apart on craigslist. The pioneer is an sx750 upper mid range from around 78, its essentially the same as the flagship 1250 with less wattage. With the KG4's you do not need power, sensitivity is 94db at 1 watt. this rig can play motor head or Bill Evans or Vivaldi's 4 season and excel at it , it will do what ever you ask it to do. That's my doggie Olive listening to Metallica's Kill em all! (first press too)
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    Meanwhile in the world outside impeachment...

    Do you fuckers sail, in all my years on SA I never looked at these sections. What a wankerfest. I feel sorry for your wives, girlfriends and dogs. If ya even have one. BWAHAHHAHAHHAHA. goddamn, it takes all types i guess.
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    Nobody Wants To Take Up Sailing

    Sailing, at least on the Chesapeake can be deadly boring in the summer. I invited friends (a few days in advance cuz everyones busy), and occasionally we would hit that great day with 12-15 knots and just having a ball actually going places. More likely fluky 5 knots barely pushing my 4ksb. Sure we drank and talked and had fun but it was 5 knots in a 4ksb. People were happy to go but happier they didn't own a boat. I ticked it off my list, learned to sail in 14, bought a boat in 15, beer canned it 16 and 17 and 18 and sold it. It was fun, but I'm done. glad I did it, i learned alot. now I am happy to be crew 2-3 times a summer. but hey, at least I sold it some guy on ebay, who completely re-did the damn thing per below and that makes me happy. I have a habit of jack of all trades master of none. Glad I can say I know how to sail and do it somewhat competently. same with motorcycle racing, old car restoration, fly fishing, photography etc etc etc......
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Rimas has tackled the entirety of the Pacific, we need him over here to now show the atlantic who's boss. ima start looking for a boat.
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    NTSB releases transcript of El Faro sinking

    The thing i thought was interesting is that the article said he was a safety first kind of guy, but got fired for refusing to run a vessel down the Chesapeake with faulty steering, he then got fired, and the article intimates that perhaps he was less inclined to act on his old natural instincts of his past. He evidently had to work his way back up to captain. Did that past experience change his tolerance for conservatism is what the article briefly posits.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Jim thinks Rimas is a dim wit, that post was pretty funny. almost makes me want to join facade book.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    On behalf of all of us here at SA, Rimas, we apologize for ever doubting you.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Give it a rest. Rimas was of his own mind. Jim, was tongue in cheek doofus.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    One of these is for sale in Wisconsin right now on ebay. 15k
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Too early for the dead pool? Too late to take out a policy?
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Rimas occupies the lowest rung on Maslows theorum
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Rimas: an abridged history: HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - During the three days before he was rescued off the Big Island on Tuesday, sailor Rimas Meleshyus could think of little else than how hungry he was. "You dream about food, you dream about water," the 64-year-old said. "You cannot imagine no food no water." Meleshyus made a distress call to the Coast Guard some 11 miles to the northeast of the Big Island. First responders arrived, picked him up, and towed him in. It's not a surprise, though, that the Russian ex-patriot ran out of food so far from shore. He had set sail from California 46 days prior with limited supplies. "I look in my food, maybe I have less than a month food and 15-gallon water." Fortunately, Meleshyus began rationing his food and water early on. "Last 15 days maybe I eat only one can. And water I drink very little," he said. But should he have been sailing at all, especially since this isn't the first time he's needed help on the open seas? In March, he needed help while sailing off San Francisco. In 2014, a major search was launched for him when he went missing in the Pacific. Later that year, he had to be towed into harbor in Pago Pago. And in 2012, he wrecked off the Aleutian Islands. Some in the sailing community say he doesn't know how to sail at all -- that he simply drifts with the wind and currents. When asked about that, Meleshyus was undaunted by the criticism. "I no worry about it. Coast Guard always been good to me. Need to be positive, need to be good, good, good attitude," he said. Meleshyus says it will take three to four months to fix his boat in Hawaii. After that, he says he's heading to the South Pacific.