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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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  1. Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    That’s the closest expression of the old joke about Eastern European cars (sorry Ed) which holds that you can double the value by filling the fuel tank. 8000 gallons - $30,000 or so?
  2. Another Interesting Home Built Steel Boat

    “Waiter, bring me shad roe ....l “I've got some 500m of 8mm Spectra in the shad right now. “
  3. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Yup. The stupidest dogs I’ve seen, and I used to own Airedale Terriers, so I know.
  4. Another Interesting Home Built Steel Boat

    Ming Ming II is the very well sorted junk rig Corribee with an alloy lamp post for a mast. He mostly did it “pour epater les bourgeois”.
  5. Google & Babel Yacht Brokers

    This one doesn’t even have google translate to blame: “Step aboard "Nirvana" and instantly be greeted by some gorgeous blonde walk around teak decks laid over fiberglass. Her aggressive looking and striking presence in the water is due in part to the fact that the famous German Frers designed her. She was built in the world renowned Kong & Halvorsen yard and is as stern as they come because of it.” This isn’t a one off success in the battle against the English language: here is their mission statement - and no you don’t have to try and read it to the end. Welcome to Sheldon Yacht Sales WE ARE GLAD YOU HAVE EITHER DECIDED TO LIST YOUR VESSEL WITH US, BUY YOUR VESSEL WITH US, OR HAVE ACTUALLY DECIDED TO SMARTLY DO BOTH. WITH EXCITEMENT & HUMBLED DELIGHT WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO GUIDING YOU THROUGH THIS YACHT SALES TRANSACTION. OUR SMOOTH, PROFESSIONAL, & PROACTIVE APPROACH HAVE ENABLED US TO FULFILL COUNTLESS OF OUR PREFERRED CLIENTS YACHTING GOALS. WE HAVE A NEVER ENDING PASSION FOR SERVANT LEADERSHIP AND MAKE SURE THAT WE ALWAYS PUT YOUR NEEDS FIRST AND AT THE FOREFRONT OF OUR RELATIONSHIP. WEATHER YOU ARE A FIRST TIME BOATER OR AN SEASONED MARITIME PERSON: WE CAN ABSOLUTELY ENSURE YOU THAT YOUR OVERALL EXPERIENCE WITH OUR BROKERAGE FIRM IS GOING BE A STRIKINGLY POSITIVE ONE. WE TRULY HANDLE THE FACILITATION OF A VESSEL TRANSACTION WITH GRACE & DYNAMIC FINESSE, BECAUSE WE HAVE LEARNED FOR THE MOST PART THAT A YACHTS DO NOT SELL THEMSELVES AND FOR GOOD REASON. IF YACHTS COULD TALK THEY WOULD PROBABLY SAY THINGS LIKE, "Hop aboard Captain, it's time for some fun?" and, "Please do not ever sell me Captain; there is too much fun for us to have and too many places that we are yet to explore". THAT IS NEITHER HEAR NOT THEIR. NONE THE LESS, COUNTLESS BUYERS AND SELLERS ALIKE HAVE CHOSEN US OVER THE COMPETITION TO REPRESENT THEM AND THEIR RESPECTED VESSEL. THIS IS SIMPLY BECAUSE AND DUE IN PART TO THE FACT THAT WE DO WHAT OTHERS WILL NOT DO OR ARE NOT WILLING TO DO IN ORDER TO GET THE JOB DONE. COMING UP SHORT &/or EVEN FAILING TO CARRY OUT A PLANNED CHART IS SIMPLY NOT AN OPTION FOR OUR FIRM. OUR LOVELY CLIENTS DESERVE THE FINEST YACHT BROKERING SERVICES THAT THIS PLANET HAS TO OFFER & THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THEY GET & IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO GET AS WELL. OUR ALWAYS READY & WILLING TO SERVE OTHERS ATTITUDES PROMPT INFORMATIVE & SOLUTION BASED ADVISE AS WE FACILITATE THE PROCESS OF BUYING OR SELLING YOUR YACHT. WE CAN HELP YOU FIND THE PREFECT YACHT BUT WE CAN"T FORCE YOU TO USE IT. BEING A YACHT OWNER IS ACTUALLY A PRETTY BIG RESPONSIBLY; IT TAKES YEARNING PASSION & COMMITMENT FOR THE SEAS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR YACHTING LIFE. THEREFORE, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE A YACHT OWNER. IT WILL NOT HURT TO JUST FIND ABOUT WHAT SOME OF THE MORE COMMON RESPONSIBILITIES ARE THAT GO ALONG WITH BECOMING A YACHT OWNER. GETTING INSIDE INFORMATION ON THE INDUSTRY ARE THE BABY STEPS TOWARD THE FUTURE OBTAINMENT OF YACHT DREAMS. FURTHERMORE, WE CAN BE AND ARE MORE OFTEN TIMES THAN NOT ARE HIRED TO SELL A YACHT THAT THE OWNER(S) DO NOT WANT TO SELL BUT HAVE TO BECAUSE OF SOME UNFORESEEN LIFE CIRCUMSTANCE. WE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A DIFFICULT DECISION TO MAKE. YACHTS BECOME APART OF THE FAMILY AND THEY ARE A PLACE WHERE LIFE LONG RELATIONSHIPS ARE FORMED AND WHERE COUNTLESS CHERISHED MEMORIES ARE MADE. WE ARE HERE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PROCESS OF SELLING YOUR BELOVED YACHT IS AS SEAMLESS, PROFESSIONAL, AND STRATEGIC AS POSSIBLE. WE WANT YOU & YOUR FAMILY TO BE ABLE TO PACKAGE ALL OF THOSE JOYOUS MEMORIES IN YOUR HEART FOR ETERNITY. WE WANT YOU TO BE ABLE TO SAY YOUR GOODBYES KNOWING THAT YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO KEEP HER FOREVER, BUT AS FOR THOSE PRIZED MEMORIES, WELL YOU MOST CERTAINLY CAN. WITH ALL THAT BEING SAID TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE WHEN YOU ARE STILL SEAWORTHY OR HAVE A FIERCE CALLING FOR THE WATER, SO COME ON, HURRY UP, LETS GO, THE WATER AWAITS US.
  6. Another Interesting Home Built Steel Boat

    Will it be a cunning plan?
  7. Google & Babel Yacht Brokers

    Better than cat I'm told. Lovely story from my wife's family of a very remote-living fellow who served "rabbit stew" to unexpected visitors. One was a veterinary physiologist and recognised the bone structure - he kept his comments to a discreet miaow as they left. Feral cats are a big problem in theAustralian bush. I'd give you my recipe for balsamic bunny if I had the time. Would make a dead man smile.
  8. Google & Babel Yacht Brokers

    Another corker here - from spanish this time: Very nice classic boat- 1 double cabin and two large rabbit hutches- convertible saloon- Equipment and documentation: Radar, VHF radio, GPS Plotter, wind equipment, wheel rudder, depth sounder, autopilot, electric anchor windlass, CQR anchor, electric refrigerator, interior and deck speakers, gas cooker, two water tanks, fresh water pump, un-installed water heater, deck shower, oversized winches, 2 bilge pumps Mainsail and Genova, Documentation in Regla: seventh Spanish list Motor Perkins 50CV.
  9. Coolboats to admire

    And here’s an Irish contender for FLB status http://britishclassicyachtclub.org/yachts/045-huff-of-arklow.html Fox had a slightly different aesthetic to most people. “ ... at first greeted with ridicule and doubt. She is still today a very distinctive sight, but back in 1951, on her construction, she was so sensational to leave most observers speechless. “
  10. Coolboats to admire

    Well said! Many pluses to you sir! A funny looking kid for sure but still cool.
  11. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    The ultimate pocket-picker more like.
  12. Coolboats to admire

    That one's in Ireland now - we saw it anchored off Sneem, in Co Cork, last summer. According to the webnet, the owner got a fright when doing the Dingle race (a difficult long coastal course, and this year with a lot of rough windward stuff) two handed and the boat filled up with water, thanks to leaky cockpit locker lids. They had to heave to for something like an hour or two to "de-water" the boat and finished the race with no electrics. It did make me wonder about how sorted they are for "real" sailing.
  13. Coolboats to admire

    My wife (who’s Australian) and a scientist likes the joke (which she learned while working in Germany) of the experiment problem which needed a very long thin precise metal rod. “Go to Germany, they’re the only people who can do that”. But then they need a hole drilled right through the middle of this long thin rod. “Ah, you’ll have to go to Japan for that.” But that quip is 20 years old now - I wonder where the finest work is now.
  14. the most frightening engine in the world....

    Has anyone pointed out that the most frightening engine in the world is the completely silent one, as the ferry bears down, the harbour wall bears up, or the tide race approaches, amid panicked attempts to bleed fuel hoses, hot wire instrument panels, or cut ropes off props?
  15. Gosh

    Uh ok glad you cleared that all up for us.