B.J. Porter

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B.J. Porter last won the day on November 7 2017

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About B.J. Porter

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  • Birthday 10/23/1966

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    On my boat, somewhere...
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    Hallberg-Rassy 53 "Evenstar"

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  1. B.J. Porter

    Melanias Jacket...Class Act?

    She pushed racist birtherism messages right along side her asshole husband. I've yet to see any of this vaunted kindness or caring from this woman.
  2. Tmsail, always counted on to defend the indefensible.
  3. B.J. Porter

    Off on a four month trip...coming back empty.

    Man I could spend a week in Caen, never eat at the same place twice, and still have places I want to try. We're here one day. BTW the Brittany Ferry from Portsmouth to Ouistreham/Caen is delightful. It's a sixish hour trip, but its run by the the French so the food is quite good. And it's a comfortable boat with nice seating that feels more like a small cruise ship than a ferry. I'd happily do any of their longer crossings. We arrived happy, rested, and surprised how short the trip felt. We also watched "The Longest Day" last night for background. Lots of screen time around Ouistreham and Caen.
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    Off on a four month trip...coming back empty.

    It's been over 20 years since I've been there too. Looking forward to it, it's the city I'd pick if you told me I HAD to live in a city somewhere in the world.
  5. B.J. Porter

    Off on a four month trip...coming back empty.

    Omaha Beach is in the plans.
  6. B.J. Porter

    Off on a four month trip...coming back empty.

    So tomorrow AM we board a ferry to Caen France, where we'll rent a car and spend a few days around the Normandy and meandering down towards the Loire Valley where we have a house rented for a week in a little village called Francueil. We've got nights planned in Caen, Bayeux, a night on a farm on Billé, then Angers before we pull into the cottage on Saturday. After a week in the Loire, we head to Paris for a week before returning to London. Any must-see spots and hints are always appreciated.
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    Off on a four month trip...coming back empty.

    Quite nice, Southampton has a lot here. We've been more focused on getting Will's stuff packed up to ship stateside to see all that much. Time is short and there is much to do. Although I imagine London is pricier than Southampton, it seems a fair bit cheaper here than in Sydney/Brisbane surrounds which I did not expect. We're taking a ferry to France on Tuesday AM, where we'll be until the 30th when we return by train to meet my parents in London.
  8. B.J. Porter

    Off on a four month trip...coming back empty.

    Please don't get what intended as a purely social thread moved to PA. I created a thread there to continue the poo flinging where it belongs. Thanks.
  9. B.J. Porter

    Brand new and totally ignorant

    "Hard" and "no give" are often bad things when it comes to boats. Your boat is always subject to much motion, banging, shaking, flexing, and vibration. Things like butyl tape an sealants that stay springy when cured instead of getting rock hard tend to last longer than stiff things that then break.
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    Brand new and totally ignorant

    Silicone sucks on many levels, and once you put it on there, it's near impossible to ever get the surface clean and prepped properly without a ton of work. Butyl tape is what I bedded all those shiny new hatches with. It's good stuff.
  11. B.J. Porter

    An explanation for Jeff on visiting the US

    Pretty much the entirety of your opening post in this thread - but, this snippet is a decent example. Again, how is that a broad criticism of the USA? 40% of the country approves of Trump. It's critical of THOSE clowns, but not the country on the whole. Don't put words in my mouth to suit your arguements.
  12. B.J. Porter

    An explanation for Jeff on visiting the US

    And is also a song which is quite critical of the US...you have to listen to the lyrics instead of just the song hook.
  13. B.J. Porter

    An explanation for Jeff on visiting the US

    Do please cite where I said such a thing. You have, in the past, said you think Trump coming in and "burning the whole thing down" would be good for America, however. But since you are an affluent white guy you can afford that. Not so much the case for poor people and at-risk individuals that are forced to tapdane on a high wire with minimal safety netting.
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    An explanation for Jeff on visiting the US

    Do please cite where I badmouthed the entire country.