Pedro

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  1. Pedro

    Joke

    For those who haven't heard, CALIFORNIA just passed both laws- Allowing Gay marriage and legalizing use of marijuana. The fact that gay marriage and marijuana were legalized on the same day Makes perfect biblical sense because Leviticus 20:13 says, "If a man lies with another man they should be stoned." We obviously just hadn't interpreted it correctly before.
  2. Pedro

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    I went to see a Muslim tribute band last night. They were called "Bomb Jovi". They were brilliant. Their last song "Living on a Prayer Mat" almost brought the house down. Then this Muslim guy started bragging about how he had the entire Koran on DVD. I was interested so I asked him, "Can you burn me a copy?" Well, that was when the trouble started...
  3. Damn it, the correct name is "sheetrock." Or "gypsum board" if you must. And everyone knows the _only_ correct thing to use in a floating plywood boat-ish-thing is 5/8". 1/2" is just too thin. Think the nail/screwhead pops you'd get from thin sheetrock in a seaway. The mind boggles. That only leaves one question: which is more proper for use in a floating plywood boat-ish-thing: classic paper drywall tape, or the self-sticky kind? And should it have a smooth skim coat, or perhaps a more arty swirl finish? You forgot drywall. I think the Rod should have some of that sticky fiberglass tape left over from doing the seams in the CDX. I would think greenboard drywall would be used in this application...
  4. From the FP: http://www.sunreef-yachts.com/model-exterior,sunreef-double-deck-modern,33,sunreef-82-double-deck-modern.html Hmmm. And is he planning on launching before the end of the world on Dec. 21st?
  5. Pedro

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    The judge says to Micky Mouse "I can't grant you a divorce from Minnie just because you say she's crazy!" Micky says " I didn't say she was crazy! I said she was fucking Goofy!"
  6. I see some resemblance... http://www.vbar.com/versabartoday/index100810.php Except for the fact that this one was designed by Jim Antrim and paid for by money from DARPA and HP, yes, they're almost exactly the same. Not to mention a couple of years of design and development testing materials. I sailed with Jim when he was working on that thing. His description of the design effort was something along the lines of wild and lots of materials strength testing. What the heck was that thing designed for in the first place?
  7. Pedro

    Joke

    As my Dad gets older: An inspiring senior........ As we get older we sometimes begin to doubt our ability to "make a difference" in the world. It is at these times that our hopes are boosted by the remarkable achievements of other "seniors" who have found the courage to take on challenges that would make many of us wither Harold Schlumberg is such a person: QUOTE FROM HAROLD: "I've often been asked, 'What do you old folks do now that you're retired?' Well, I'm fortunate to have a chemical engineering background, and one of the things I enjoy most is converting beer, wine and vodka into urine. I do it every day and I really enjoy it." Harold should be an inspiration to us all.
  8. Pedro

    Dick Carter design boats

    Cool. When I was 7 my family lived in Nahant just down the road from that house (it overlooked "40 steps" I remember. We lived right next to the library). I first learned to sail in Nahant Harbor. That's cold water especially having moved there from South Carolina. I did get to sail some on a Carter 36. It was Blaze out of New Orleans renamed Insanity and sailed down here in Corpus. That boat would eat it's crew. I believe the bulkheads pulled away from the hull and it is sitting on the hard over in Rockport at House of Boats.
  9. Pedro

    Joke

    Employee: Excuse me sir, may I talk to you? Boss: Sure, come on in. What can I do for you? Employee: Well sir, as you know, I have been an employee of this prestigious firm for over ten years. Boss: Yes. Employee: I won't beat around the bush. Sir, I would like a raise. I currently have four companies after me and so I decided to talk to you first. Boss: A raise? I would love to give you a raise, but this is just not the right time. Employee: I understand your position, and I know that the current economic down turn has had a negative impact on sales, but you must also take into consideration my hard work, pro- activeness and loyalty to this company for over a decade. Boss: Taking into account these factors, and considering I don't want to start a brain drain, I'm willing to offer you a ten percent raise and an extra five days of vacation time. How does that sound? Employee: Great! It's a deal! Thank you, sir! Boss: Before you go, just out of curiosity, what companies were after you? Employee: Oh, the Electric Company, Gas Company, Water Company and the Mortgage Company!
  10. Pedro

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    What can I say?
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  12. Pedro

    Joke

    A husband and wife are watching a television program about psychology and explaining mixed emotions. Husband says to wife, "honey, that's all a bunch of crap. I bet you can't tell me anything that will make me happy and sad at the same time." She replies, "out of all of your friends, you have the largest penis."
  13. Pedro

    Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    Checkout- Northeast Harbor Southwest Harbor Bass Harbor Blue hill is a cool small town to checkout a couple of choices for good food. Deer Island is a great place to check out. Brooklin has a couple of inns with dinner menus, Centerharbor is a nice Harbor (close to Brooklin) with a cool and somewhat open boat building shop. Wooden Boat School is also in Brooklin Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club is a very hospitable club. link I am sure a few more people will chime in on good options, I think Mango Man is known to drink in that area. Blue Hill has some decent food options, notably Arborvine and Table if you're looking for more upscale fare. However, labor day weekend also brings the Blue Hill Fair to town and if you're in the area it's definitely worth checking out. Culinary speaking, you can discover the latest in fried-food technology, like deep-fried coca-cola (Who knew?!?!?). All in all, it's an interesting experience. Thanks guys. I think just being up there in Maine this time of year after August in S. Texas will be cool on a couple of levels. I learned to sail originally on a small dinghy in Nahant Harbor when I was 6. I remember the water was a bit cooler than what I'm used to now (don't y'all set your jacuzzis to 84? That's the CCBay water presently). Anyway, we have a bit of lobster eating and cruising around (i.e. slow drive up the Cadillac Mountain Summit Drive to with the windows down) to tide us over. But...is there a Wednesday night series in Bar Harbor? Thanks again for any input. Later, Pedro
  14. Pedro

    Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    Slight thread hijack. This seems like as good a place as any to inquire about sailing in or around Bar Harbor. My wife and I with our 4 year old son will be in Bar Harbor from Sept 7 - 10. We're looking to get out for a sail in the area. There will be some other family around but they may or may not be interested in sailing like we are. Also my wife has said I can't do any racing. Any decent day charters or other anarchists cruising around? Suggestions for good watering holes and places to eat etc.. would be appreciated. Any ideas? Thanks, Pedro