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About F395

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  • Birthday 12/04/1962

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    west mi
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    racing blo-boats, Lake Mi salmon fishing, craft beer and great food

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  1. F395

    Onion Recall - This Shit Makes Me Crazy

    I am lucky that it is farmers market season here, candy sweet fresh onions are available for a couple more weeks. Fresh salsa would not be the same with onion powder.
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    2020 Fishing Thread

    Lake Michigan Lake Trout fresh from the smoker
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    2020 Fishing Thread

    finally got back onto the big pond. took 4 Kings from 8 - 24 Lbs, a steelhead at 10 Lbs and a tiny laker that was hitch hiking on the 300 copper when we pulled lines The big King hit a 300 copper and peeled over 300' of drag on 3 separate runs. the power of these fish just amazes me.
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    Farr 395 Questions

    water intrusion soaking the balsa in the aft hull is a problem on the one I race on The water got into the balsa core from inside the boat. Carol marine cut cost where it would not be visible and used a thin single glass layer for the hull pan below the interior floor. The thin glass that was used is permeable and interior water got through it soaking the balsa. The owner is finishing the stern hull re-core after having the mid-boat hull re-cored last year. He had a survey of the boat prior to his purchase and it showed no issues however, the hull tested wet. Fast forward 5 years and he has replaced most of the core from the monolithic center hull aft. Prior to him purchasing the boat the forward hull known problem was fixed. I am fairly confident he would share his story on what he has found and what he has done to fix the problems.
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    Schock 35 vs J/35 - Redux

    I spent 25 years racing and doing lots of deliveries on both boats. Both are a pain to add fuel underway and are not easy to change jibs or adjust the main with just a girlfriend along. I have also been involved in re-doing the deck on both J and Shock 35. no real difference, both were wet in the same basic areas and required similar cost to complete. The shock I was on had to have a steel reinforcement added from both chain plates to the keel because the keel was going to fall off. A well respected service yard owner called it the drum after we returned from the NOODs. Both the boats I crewed on were tiller boats. The shock 35 tiller was interesting to adapt an auto helm to that could be removed for racing while the J35 was a simple stainless deck insert that was super easy to use. For the shock I built a "black Box" that bolted to the deck over the hump near the stern. Both boats had yanmar engines that are loud when motoring below deck Both were lots of fun along with a challenge to do the deliveries.and yes the shock 35 before the steel was added was able to lock the head door with the back stay.
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    in the way back, when I was dating my wife she had a cat that would curl up in anything that was enclosed. However - When she tried to put the cat in a kitty carrier it was all out war. I bought her a very nice pair of welding gloves to save her arms during kitty battles.
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    Sous-Vide Cooking

    it takes me around 10 minutes to saute sausage, onions and peppers, 15 minutes for insta-pot heat up and pressurize, 3 to 5 mins to cook and 1 to 2 to do the pressure release. 30 minutes from start to dinner.
  8. F395

    Sous-Vide Cooking

    My insta-pot can make a killer chicken sausage Alfredo pasta, meatballs and pasta in marinara + many more pasta dishes in less than 30 minutes. Easy quick dinner is 4 sausages (any flavor or meat), some stock that goes with choice of meat and either store bought marina or pesto sauce or any of my home made sauces with a 1Lb. box of pasta and it is dinner - Pour a cocktail or glass of wine and toss a salad to go with it. Really nice when I was working 12 hour days.
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    2020 Fishing Thread

    we are heading out on the big pond tomorrow for Kings. Reports of large kings being taken off shore Holland in 150 feet of water.
  10. F395

    Sous-Vide Cooking

    Just made Yukon golden potato chunks. Mixed 1.5 lbs of chunked potatoes, 1 table spoon avocado oil, 1/2 table spoon McCormick steak seasoning and vac bagged. cooked at 194 for 1 hour and they are awesome. Next time i am adding a can of well drained mushrooms. I grilled country style pork ribs over charcoal and slathered with with BBQ sauce, I am freezing them now to vac bag. I am not sure exactly how long to cook them as i have read anywhere from 2 to 24 hours. I made 4 chunks and will vac 2 in each bag, cook both at 195°. I will pull the first one after 4 hours and the second after 8 and see if longer is better. I am looking for other ideas. so far grilled brats sous vied in beer and chicken leg quarters cooked prior to grilling are in the plan.
  11. F395

    Down Goes the Hedgehog

    He can Kiss Himself goodbye
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    a fishing buddy of mine has a saying. If you give a cat a fish they eat for a day If you teach a cat to fish, they will stare at you until you give them a fish. the same guy has 4 cats and the biggest one's name is "fish eater"
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    2020 Fishing Thread

    17+ Lb. Lake Michigan King Salmon. Caught around 5 miles off shore of Port Sheldon, Mi. Hit a spoon on the down rigger and his first run was a screamer taking over 200' of drag before we got him stopped. I have seen 2 over 30 Lb. Kings taken so far this season and am sure there are more than that.
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    6 Shot in Mass Shooting

    In a perfect world maybe, but this guy was not going to go through an FFL for his weapon. Again, how do we stop this guy from getting a gun ? He has had no respect for any laws, why would he start now ? Convince me you have a way to stop this activity and I am fully on board with new gun laws.
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    6 Shot in Mass Shooting

    From the article. "Public records show that he has been arrested about a dozen times since turning 18, and convicted six times on charges that involved illegal possession of guns, drug dealing, and aggravated assault. He has been in and out of prison; the longest sentence handed him came in 2010, when a federal judge gave him a 55-month term. And, his record would indicate, he does not like to go to prison. In 2008, he was convicted of escaping, fleeing from police, and resisting arrest. Along the way, he beat criminal charges on everything from kidnapping to attempted murder" What in all the new gun law proposals would stop this guy from getting the gun he had ?