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    West Texas, Taos, New England
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    Sailing, Skiing, Rock Climbing, Palindromic Prime Numbers, Blues Guitar, and the most fascinating person on earth - my Wife.

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  1. I got divorced today.

    We're getting $100 an acre in Cottle County, $10-15,000 an acre in Reagan, Midland and Martin counties, plus we retain overrides on most stuff. We have a lot of old 1/8 royalty leases, so we keep an 8th override. Actually worth more than the bonus in most cases. Some of the Wolfcamp laterals we're seeing reserves in the + 600,000 barrel range. They usually pad drill three at a time into separate benches, so it looks like 1.8 million barrels per pad in the good areas. Drilling and completion cost is about $24 million for a three well pad, so looks like the reserve acquisition cost for the operator is about $18/net barrel, assuming they have a 75% net lease. Some of the operators claim million barrel wells. I don't believe them, and the decline curves argue against those numbers. Hope you're doing well. I'm not doing the robotics anymore so don't get your way much. The daughter is in Austin so I visit her some.
  2. Bowling Green Massacre part two

    Possibly it's stuff from pipelining, perhaps a water line, and they may hydrojet borings. The stuff crusting on top may be cement.
  3. Have Torqueedo Outboards Come of Age Yet

    When I got my new (to me) boat I was given a choice between the Dyer 9' sailing dink, which has custom chock's on the coachroof, and the rigid bottom inflatable with a torqueedo. I took the inflatable with the torqueedo. I used it a bit and like it, and I already have a Trinka I can drag around.
  4. I got divorced today.

    I realize that you and I disagree on a lot of stuff, but I've always had a great deal of respect for you as an obviously great husband and father.
  5. Bowling Green Massacre part two

    Tom, what kind of drilling are they doing in the area? Any oil or mostly water? Drilling rigs for oil are large, controversial, and tend to attract attention. For that reason oil companies will happily throw a contractor under the bus for shit like this, as I'll guarantee that if that shit came from an oil rig, the operator is being billed for hauling to an authorized disposal, and large disposal fees. This is the work of a rogue driver, not a company. That appears to be salt crusting on the surface, but it could just as easily be KCL (potassium chloride), frequently used to prevent clay swelling. Have you called your state environmental agency to test the sludge? I know it's a pain, but if you want to grab a small bottle of it and send it to me, I have a lab that can run an analysis, no charge.
  6. Cold molded boats, how have they held up?

    I recently traded my perfectly good Hinckley SW-42 for a cold molded 48' Alden/Brooklin. I suspect the Brooklin hull may actually be a bit stronger and stiffer. No concerns about the longevity of either boat.
  7. Rememberance Anarchy

    My great uncle: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/1596884 From Nova Scotia. His name is on the Menin Gate Memorial
  8. Replacing the rod rigging on Southern Star

    Just wondering, have you ever seen the Nautical Quarterly article about your boat?
  9. I got divorced today.

    My heart goes out to you guys, truly. My marriage is the best part of my life. I met her in college, we started dating when she was 19, I was 20. I'm 63 now, and she's still everything to me. I know that if I had left college without her, the next guy to date her would have spent the rest of his life thanking the dumbass who had a beautiful, smart, funny angel and let her go. She's very much been my good luck charm. Until her I'd had a little bit of a rough ride. Since she came along I've been truly blessed.
  10. Mast or boom furling?

    Actually, the first park avenue boom was built for the J boat Enterprise, so named because you could walk down it like you were on Park Avenue. The trick of the first one was horizontal slides so you could shape the foot of the sail, took away some out haul adjustments but by making the slides able to slide on the foot bolt rope they overcame that. It's now become generic for any wide boom.
  11. Hard vs soft dinghy

    I once had an impromptu race across Cuttyhunk Harbor against a young man rowing Charlotte's tender, also a 10'er (Charlotte is the schooner designed by Nat Benjamin and built by G&B, her tender is also of Nat's design and build), we each had 3 guests aboard. Held him off by a nose. When I rowed alongside to admire Charlotte, the conversation was: Nat - What are you doing? Me - Rowing Nobody rows anymore I do So do I Nice schooner, who designed her? Thanks, I did. Nice, who built her? I did. tie up and come aboard.
  12. Coolboats to admire

    Saw Lucy at the ERR this year, she is quite lovely. A pedigree indeed, I believe she was built by Walsted.
  13. i dont get it.

    On a certain level I agree with Socrates, that the unexamined life is not worth living. On another level I agree with you.
  14. i dont get it.

    Me neither, or me too. Something. Some days I'm just at a complete loss and feel like I don't get it at all. I sure don't have the answers, of that I'm certain.
  15. Hallberg Rassy 41

    Paging Elegua...... IIRC you had this done.