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  1. bugger

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Zombie, ugly boat AND ugly dodger. Triple play!
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    Ridiculously Overpriced Boats

    That's the most complex and over-built two-step ladder I have ever seen.
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    Show your boat not sailing

    Not to brag but right now (10:30 am) the temperature is -11F with a windchill of -38F. Temperature will be colder tonight. Much appreciate those photos of boats in sunny, warm places.
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    Bonded Stores, a term from pre EU days.

    I served on the big grey boats when alcohol was sold on-board duty-free. At the time (as I recall) beer was about 35 cents and shots were a quarter. While that seems like a nice perk, it really was quite detrimental in some cases. People drunk on duty, extreme drinking, alcoholism, etc. Cigarettes were also sold duty free and, with the limited ventilation of a ship, some compartments were just blue with smoke. Different times. PS: Mr Cringle, that is one very nice looking yacht. Very, very well done.
  5. The irony of these kids being from a Catholic school should not be lost. What exactly do they teach at these schools? It would be great to pull the report cards and see how well these kids do in their religious studies classes. Hypocrites, all of them.
  6. That's an interesting side-by-side comparison: Flipper vs the fishing boat. Both boats are about the same "height" - distance from the parking lot to top of bridge (is that the right term?). Flipper has a waterline SUBSTANTIALLY below that of the fishing boat. I think that says a lot, right there. Sure, one is a pleasure boat and one is a fishing boat, but the difference is shocking and should have been alarming to anyone that looked.
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    Show your boat not sailing

    Here is my boat not sailing. See how the snowbank straight up from the dog's tail looks like an overturned sailboat? Well, it is an overturned sailboat (dinghy). Current temperature (mid-day) is -6F. Will be colder tonight. The ice is about two feet thick and the snow is about a foot deep.
  8. The people most likely to "opt out" will be the poor, the unemployed, the unemployable, the chronically ill, the mentally ill, the homeless and those who simply can't make good decisions. And you think these people should "suffer for their consequences"? Please explain how this works. And tell me what part of this is part of a just, fair and progressive society for one of the richest nations on earth.
  9. It is common for Americans ( who hate the Canadian model of health care) to point the rare, the obscure and the unusual as some sort of justification that the Canadian health care system is flawed. The reality is that (I guess) 99% of Canadians receive excellent or very good health care. And that is not just emergency health care (I cut my arm, I am going to the hospital) but long term care, monitoring of chronic conditions, pre-netal care for expectant mothers, follow-up for those with some serious conditions, routine checkups,etc. There is so much more to health care than just emergency care. And that is what the Canadian system delivers and is completely absent for the American poor and the American uninsured.
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    I will jump in here as another bike zealot. I ride about 3,000 - 4,000 miles per year. My commute is about 6 miles each way. An excellent ride along a path by a river, on neighborhood streets and one slightly busy road that has a very wide shoulder. For commuting I ride an older aluminum Cannondale touring bike fitted with racks, fenders and lights. Touring bikes make great commuting bikes. I also have a touring tandem I have ridden with my darling bride. We have done independent cycle tours of various places in the US, Canada, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, etc. Our 25 year old tandem has about 30,000 miles on it and has crossed the Atlantic about eight times. Apologies for more thread drift. Very much appreciate Mr Bottles sharing his updates on his very fine watercraft.
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    The Zombie Fleet

    Golf balls have dimples and they are fast. Surely a sailboat with dimples will also be fast?
  12. I have been in both the Canadian and US health care systems. The US system is really good: if you are wealthy or have lots of insurance. The Canadian system is almost as good but serves EVERYONE. And at cost not much different than you are already paying for insurance. The quality of the US system isn't of much concern to those that can't access it.
  13. I crewed on a boat where the spin pole uphaul and downhaul were color coded: one was yellow and one was blue. Yellow was up because the sun is yellow and blue was down because the water was blue. Or was it: Blue was up because the sky is blue and yellow was down because the sand bottom was yellow. Never did get it straight.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Those *are* rear view mirrors mounted on the stanchions. I have to admire that. I have before seen rear view mirrors on a sailboat. And there are two of them! That match!
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    Teenagers try to Dial Rotary Phone

    I feel old (But thanks, that was quite funny.)