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    Third-worlders like me can download it from the 'usual suspect' sites. I got an excellent 1080p print. PM me if a) you need help, or b) you want me to remove this post. I did enjoy it, but wouldn't have seen it even if it was shown at our local fleapits.
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    How I bought my boat

    10 years is nothing. I have 'honeydew' projects older than that.
  3. And good on you too, mate. You have done an amazing job so far, and I for one hope we haven't seen the end of KTL. My suspicion is that your stuff will have a better 'shelf life' than the bikinis and aquapigs. Think on this (though it's likely not a comfort): The best/most famous painters became so AFTER they started pushing up daisies. Please take in the spirit intended.
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    How I bought my boat

    How old are your kids? The lil' fuckers grow up fast you know. Child rearing is a temporary responsibility, so if you like your boat, keep it. Work through it, send them to boarding school, buy them 'their' boat and sell it in a few years... et cetera et cetera
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    “Heart of Glass” by Daniel Spurr

    Just bought the Kindle version. Thanks for the tip BC.
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    Cruise Ships: blessing or curse?

    Curse. Seems an appropriate thread in which to (re)post this 1996 Harper's article. HarpersMagazine-1996-01-0007859.pdf
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    Tropical Storm Watch 2019

    Not much can be done to protect boats at this level of ferocity, but most of the block-built houses would likely have survived if rebar had been incorporated in their construction. Seems to me that hurricane-prone areas should enforce the same building standards as those used in earthquake zones.
  8. Such an innocent question. Thanks, Varan.
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    boy is this girl in for a surprise..

    I think that the last dozen or so posts demonstrate the effectiveness of the wee Swedish girl. Thanks for your cooperation!
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    Small Cruising Boat

    Yeahbutno. If a 'bargain' drops in your lap, snap it up and live with the consequences down the road. Just try to have some awareness of what is valuable to you. Forget what the online pundits preach. Be realistic, and be honest with yourself. The cheapest part of 'buying a boat' is buying a boat. Think about that. Edited to add: OK, OP is in SoCal, I'm in one of your boss's 'shithole countries'. Opportunities - and incomes - vary. One does one's best.
  11. Now is probably about the right time to buy an ad, Wagstaff.
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    Feasibility to refit a big, old boat?

    Aren't those two-stroke Detroits illegal (to operate) now in many states? Maybe I'm wrong, but I recall hearing something like that.
  13. Not my scene, man. Sorry. Will try my best though.
  14. Nothing weird about it and it certainly IS a privilege. I don't even feel a need to 'cruise', I just want to go 'somewhere else' under wind. I think I'm at my most productive when alone, but it sounds obvious when written. You take care, mate, and please keep in touch.
  15. Good for you to have the ability. I'm content with my wife not liking it, and she's good with me doing what I need to do. Don't want to narrow focus too much onto the crapper. At all, in fact. Tell us about your high and low points, please. I'm little more than an enabled dreamer at the moment. I fend off work-thoughts by focusing on my boat and garden. I sail when I can, but rarely for more than a couple of days - then I have to brace the harness again. Chaps like yourself are more than just grist to the mill, and I thank you for your posts. When I can't be sailing I read. Some verbiage is better than other... :-)