Black Jack

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    Sailing Bucket List

    I want to do a racing trifecta... Own boat to Newport to Ensenada, Bermuda and the Mac.. Transpac once open again. to dream.
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    Hank Aaron

    Class act and a gentleman. He is a deserving baseball hero to many. I loved watching him play as a kid. As a big Giants fan maybe even more special than Willie Mays...
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    Retro boat JOJ30 Advice!

    Congratulations on a nice boat. If it is out of the water... I would check the keel bolts. It is arguably one of the best things you can do for peace of mind and boat safety. Although they are hidden they are not impossible to test. A rig can come down and you can still be safe, a keel falling off will put one in the water at the most inopportune times. A simple ring tone tapping the bolt head with ball pin hammer and listening with a stethoscope inside and outside the hull will tell you a whole lot without much money or effort. Just takes two people - one with a hammer and one with decent hearing.
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    what are you listening to right now .... part quatre

    Leon Russell on piano and George Harrison on the slide guitar hidden in the backing tracks.
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    Who has had the test?

    Client’s client who comes from Sacramento and hot spot was under the weather refused to wear a mask properly in a closed door meeting.. now I have to self quarantine and lose a day of work to get a test. How do I bill for a lost day because of this overly educated and wealthy trumplican could give a shit? I am glad to have Kaiser and getting a test on Friday. Still am pissed. This will be a second time.
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    Random PicThread

    Today 4000 people a day dying of COVID in US. Best educated can’t wear a mask right.
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    Motorbikes you dream owning someday anarchy

    glad you shared those scary moments and you are ok. Like you sometimes we need to feel that close to the edge and it turns out a bit more than were ready to handle - thank god it works out most of the time for us. Your photos, videos and stories prove you are living your own life with the playing of motorcycles, beauty and exotic adventure as the metaphors. Please stay safe, healthy and fun - I'll be joining you on one of those rides soon with late afternoon beers at the cafe. I think there may be many many motorcycle Nirvanas on the planet - we are lucky to live when we can live in one or get to it easily. But first you need to have access to a motorbike! When I come ride with you - i rent what ever is available in the stable and make the ride that matches your knowledge and our shared interests. Yesterday, among visiting friends in two boat yards and even help put down a second coat of bottom paint on a 40 sloop, me and my buddy managed to ride the three main bridges of the bay Richmond, Golden Gate and the Oakland Bay. we had nearly perfect weather as it was close to 70 in the east bay and Marin and over the golden gate dropped to nearly 50 in a matter of a mile in the 75 miles of beautiful Northern California over mixed roads and amazing vistas. So good that I almost forgot there was a world pandemic for a day.
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    When I Win the Lottery

    I saw one of my lottery boats today on the hard... she needs help. I need to win the lottery to change her luck...
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    Front Page - Retro

    There is a serious argument to be made that the whole Tally Ho is for profit US based video production unit enterprise remaking a new boat out of an original boat that no longer exists. It is disappointing because the donations are not listed as tax deductible.
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    2021 TBF - singlehanded only. 125 boat limit

    Your signature says it all - Life is short, and the cancer of time is complacency. If you want to do something, do it now. Tomorrow is too late.:::Pete Goss
  11. My AT&T TV app that i use for cable has dropped RT, OANN and others mentioned and replaced it with Cheddar News. Watching big business cable and internet companies strangle fringe and inflammatory networks and news outlets will all but kill the extremist echo chambers to most of these semi literate populations.
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    Motorbikes you dream owning someday anarchy

    Have you ever gone down hill on a scooter/bicycle on a road like that? Unbelievably fun!
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    Motorbikes you dream owning someday anarchy

    Horses for courses Ian. Not all roads allow big bikes. The way you ride and the speed you do it is often antithetical to other points of good riding practices, safety and most importantly to seeing the clearer colorful world at a slower pace. Not all of us travel the same great roads over and over again as a motorcycle concierge - why would one who come around maybe once want to rush it? a basic great go anywhere motorbike that says style points count.
  14. I am still getting over the $550 entry fee... It is fun to think about. How about this English Channel Paddle boat with a kite?