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My Christmas Shopping list ( or how to get rid of AGITC)

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Start early folks - if PA gathers together and these things show up under my Christmas tree, I'll be too busy to share my opinions in here, making it more pleasant for the folks who don't enjoy my perspective. 


In no specific order: 
https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2015/new-pyy-dark-harbor-20-1290464/?refSource=standard listing
https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/en/motorcycles/low-rider.html
https://shop.fender.com/en-US/electric-guitars/telecaster/rarities-flame-maple-top-chambered-telecaster/0176505821.html

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Giving an asshole nice thing in exchange for his absence?

Not going to happen.

Besides you’re not the biggest asshole here.

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17 minutes ago, Fakenews said:

Besides you’re not the biggest asshole here.

Yeah but you only know that because of your insider information.  :lol:

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11 minutes ago, badlatitude said:

Nice selection BL - I think I have a better chance at the Dark Harbor than you do the Swan 60 though....    Those Arch motorcycles look like they picked up where Confederate left off - NICE. 

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Here's my Christmas list.  Its 50/50 at this point whether I'll be back if I get any one one of these toys under my tree.

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3 minutes ago, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

Nice selection BL - I think I have a better chance at the Dark Harbor than you do the Swan 60 though....    Those Arch motorcycles look like they picked up where Confederate left off - NICE. 

I almost nailed one early this summer. It was in Spain and had been in the water less than a year, the ask was 1.75 Euros. It was sold as soon as the ad went up.

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3 minutes ago, Shootist Jeff said:

Here's my Christmas list.  Its 50/50 at this point whether I'll be back if I get any one one of these toys under my tree.

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Okay, I'm intrigued. What is special about the Aviecom?

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3 minutes ago, badlatitude said:

Okay, I'm intrigued. What is special about the Aviecom?

Its an RV-8.  https://www.vansaircraft.com/rv-8/

Its just a really fun aircraft to fly.  

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6 minutes ago, badlatitude said:

It looks fun.

It is!  Trust me on that.  ;)

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4 minutes ago, Shootist Jeff said:

It is!  Trust me on that.  ;)

I have nothing but respect for the toys of former jet pilots. (that's why I asked)

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Just now, badlatitude said:

I have nothing but respect for the toys of former jet pilots. (that's why I asked)

Cool.  If/when I get one - I'll take you for a spin.  

Figuratively.  Unless you really want to spin it.  I can do that too.  :D

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30 minutes ago, Shootist Jeff said:

Here's my Christmas list.  Its 50/50 at this point whether I'll be back if I get any one one of these toys under my tree.

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I'd stick with the airplane.  You probably can't handle the other two.

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5 minutes ago, Left Shift said:

I'd stick with the airplane.  You probably can't handle the other two.

Whatever you say, Chief.  

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5 hours ago, Shootist Jeff said:

Whatever you say, Chief.  

I do have to admit I also could handle only one of those 3.

 

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6 hours ago, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

W/the price delta?  I'd be just as happy w/the Rozinante as the Dark Harbor - but, man the lines on the DH.... 

I have half hulls of Roz & a DH17... it'd be nice too have two mistresses ;)

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two will do .

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16 hours ago, Left Shift said:

I do have to admit I also could handle only one of those 3.

I could only handle one of those things. I don't fly and a Melges-24 single-handed would be above my abilities while fully crewed in a small cockpit, it would be closer to gay sex than I'd like to venture.

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5 hours ago, Olsonist said:

I could only handle one of those things. I don't fly and a Melges-24 single-handed would be above my abilities while fully crewed in a small cockpit, it would be closer to gay sex than I'd like to venture.

Melges-24? Not even close. For that full body contact experience while swinging in a harness wearing what can only be described as a large diaper and some stretchy, body tight fabrics and sporting a cubby carbon sprit, I think you'll find an I14 will out-gay a Melges-24 any day.

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6 hours ago, bhyde said:

Melges-24? Not even close. For that full body contact experience while swinging in a harness wearing what can only be described as a large diaper and some stretchy, body tight fabrics and sporting a cubby carbon sprit, I think you'll find an I14 will out-gay a Melges-24 any day.

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Haha, too funny!  I've always thought the same about 49'ers and 18' Skiffs as well.  BTW - that's was a J70, not a Melges 24.  But close enough.

Speaking of Gay, no one can "Gay it up" like Aussies.

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Your Christmas list reveals your faults, AGITC.

A man with half a brain does not spend his money on a fucking Harley-Davidson.

A man with half a soul does not desire a fancy flamed hollowed-out Tele.

Real men ride Ducati, Triumph or Jap bikes, and play a solid butterscotch blackguard Tele.

If someone gives you a decent boat for Xmas, it doesn't matter what kind.

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My Christmas shopping list...

Retirement so I can go sailing more often, (that will arrive in 3 years).

A new body so I can enjoy the retirement, this one's still aching from Sundays work on the boat.. (I don't think this one will happen)

 

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On 9/17/2019 at 11:30 AM, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

 

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hideous. looks like a carnival amusement park ride from the 70's.

 

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Somehow Harleys morphed from outdated POS bikes to must-have fashion statements. Lots of well-heeled old guys want to feel like a Hells Angel sometimes. 

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4 hours ago, Happy said:

Somehow Harleys morphed from outdated POS bikes to must-have fashion statements. Lots of well-heeled old guys want to feel like a Hells Angel sometimes. 

And some of us just enjoy the anvil-like simplicity.   It's raw and unrefined, kinda like the comparison between an old SBC hotrod and a Subaru STI.   The subaru is vastly superior in every aspect  - but the old hot rod is still fun to drive. 

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17 hours ago, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

And some of us just enjoy the anvil-like simplicity.   It's raw and unrefined, kinda like the comparison between an old SBC hotrod and a Subaru STI.   The subaru is vastly superior in every aspect  - but the old hot rod is still fun to drive. 

never knew something comprised of sheets of tacky chrome and hundreds of cheap cast metal parts has anvil-like simplicity.

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On 9/18/2019 at 9:08 PM, Olsonist said:

I could only handle one of those things.

With enough rest in between, I'm pretty sure I could handle all three.  Or I would certainly die happy trying.....

The issue though is not the handling the "ride" itself if managed right - as they all require a delicate and precise touch.   Its that they are all fairly high maintenance during the offtimes of not using them.  Which reinforces the rule of the three F's......  :lol:

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On 9/18/2019 at 5:05 AM, Shootist Jeff said:

Here's my Christmas list.  Its 50/50 at this point whether I'll be back if I get any one one of these toys under my tree.

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Three dangerous choices.

Small planes crash a lot, sportsboats give you loads of bruises, and the last option (judging by the look on her face) has a lot of sand in her vagina. 

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On 9/17/2019 at 8:35 PM, Left Shift said:

I'd stick with the airplane.  You probably can't handle the other two.

The plane definitely has the best resale value. 

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On 9/20/2019 at 12:48 PM, mad said:

The plane definitely has the best resale value. 

The one downside of the J70 is the class rules do not allow for any "structural enhancements".  Not so for the other two.....  :lol:

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On 9/19/2019 at 11:38 PM, Happy said:

Three dangerous choices.

 the last option (judging by the look on her face) has a lot of sand in her vagina. 

And it only takes a single grain. :blink:

I grew up in a beach town so I know whereof I speak.

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On 9/19/2019 at 12:39 AM, 3to1 said:

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hideous. looks like a carnival amusement park ride from the 70's.

 

The only reason to ride a Hog.

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Did you know that 94% of all Harleys made are still on the road?

……….the other 6% made it home.

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On 9/19/2019 at 10:42 PM, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

And some of us just enjoy the anvil-like simplicity.  

 

Reminds me of my old Yamaha XS650. Ultra-simple old school thing, easy to customise. Faster, way cheaper, better-handling, infinitely more reliable than a Harley. No poser value though.....

Despite dropping hints all year long, her indoors didn't get me a Gibson 335. I got a new office chair instead, just finished assembling it. What do I do with the mysteriously left-over screws and washers?

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Three dangerous choices.

Small planes crash a lot, sportsboats give you loads of bruises, and the last option (judging by the look on her face) has a lot of sand in her vagina. 

 

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Well, personally, I'd vote for a weekend hiking the Grand Canyon!

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How about a fifty boat fleet of new singlehanders (AEROs or Lasers) and floating docks for storage. 
 

I would set up annual contracts with individual sailors. 
$50 per month if you race a minimum of 20 wednesdays May through September. An evening of RC duty counts in that  20. Sending a substitute who participates counts toward the 20 

Those who meet the 30 week minimum can automatically renew the next year 

For each Week you are short of the minimum your monthly bill goes up $5. Those increases would commence when there are insufficient opportunities remaining to meet the minimum. 
 


 

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On 9/18/2019 at 4:30 AM, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

Start early folks - if PA gathers together and these things show up under my Christmas tree, I'll be too busy to share my opinions in here, making it more pleasant for the folks who don't enjoy my perspective. 


In no specific order: 
https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2015/new-pyy-dark-harbor-20-1290464/?refSource=standard listing
https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/en/motorcycles/low-rider.html
https://shop.fender.com/en-US/electric-guitars/telecaster/rarities-flame-maple-top-chambered-telecaster/0176505821.html

Why would we want to get rid of you?

You're one of the very few "Not an Idiot" Righties posting here.

T'would get a little nasty and sad arguing amongst ourselves.

Has anyone ever noticed that? :wacko:

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Hmm..My christmas list would be a Plumber, Electrician, Carpenter and Painter. 

Oh well, I got my son's help to clean up the pavers .

 

 

 

 

 

 

( I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere)

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7 minutes ago, Shortforbob said:

Why would we want to get rid of you?

You're one of the very few "Not an Idiot" Righties posting here.

T'would get a little nasty and sad arguing amongst ourselves.

Has anyone ever noticed that? :wacko:

Did you gauge that comment before posting?? How do you know exactly his much to torque off the readers?? 

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2 hours ago, Willin' said:

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Well, personally, I'd vote for a weekend hiking the Grand Canyon!

more like slogging up Sandy point.

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3 minutes ago, Gouvernail said:

Did you gauge that comment before posting?? How do you know exactly his much to torque off the readers?? 

Point is, unlike 95% of the righties he's not exactly stupid.

If you prefer to wrastle with complete idiots like Joker, Dog, Wardodo and the socks :dono:

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9 minutes ago, Shortforbob said:
2 hours ago, Willin' said:

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Well, personally, I'd vote for a weekend hiking the Grand Canyon!

more like slogging up Sandy point.

Starting to look like a tourist destination. Where's the bus park?

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28 minutes ago, Shortforbob said:

Point is, unlike 95% of the righties he's not exactly stupid.

If you prefer to wrastle with complete idiots like Joker, Dog, Wardodo and the socks :dono:

Guage and Torque!!! It was a personal Christmas post for your amusement 
except it wasn’t you... 

 

32 minutes ago, Shortforbob said:

Point is, unlike 95% of the righties he's not exactly stupid.

If you prefer to wrastle with complete idiots like Joker, Dog, Wardodo and the socks :dono:

For some reason I thought that post was responding to one by @SloopJohnB. I blame poor eyesight for my sloppy reading.  
check Sloop’s  exchange with me in Fixit Anarchy “tuning a fractional rig.”

 

 

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3 hours ago, Shortforbob said:

Point is, unlike 95% of the righties he's not exactly stupid.

If you prefer to wrastle with complete idiots like Joker, Dog, Wardodo and the socks :dono:

ok, but he's a highfalutin', turd polishin', word salad mf'er, and at the end of the day, he's one of 'those' fkn' idiots. he spins, but he can't win here, 'cause good sense tends to rule the day. 

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9 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

The only reason to ride a Hog.

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pass bigly, but I won't judge.

 

 

hey Sloop, happy jezusses' birfday.

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On 9/17/2019 at 1:15 PM, Shootist Jeff said:

Its an RV-8.  https://www.vansaircraft.com/rv-8/

Its just a really fun aircraft to fly.  

Its a bit big for someone of your frame.  But I suppose you could use a cushion under the seat and have the rudder pedals customized.

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On 12/25/2019 at 6:21 PM, Happy said:

Reminds me of my old Yamaha XS650. Ultra-simple old school thing, easy to customise. Faster, way cheaper, better-handling, infinitely more reliable than a Harley. No poser value though.....

Despite dropping hints all year long, her indoors didn't get me a Gibson 335. I got a new office chair instead, just finished assembling it. What do I do with the mysteriously left-over screws and washers?

Take your credit card, look at sweetwater.com, and order your guitar? 

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On 12/26/2019 at 1:02 AM, 3to1 said:

ok, but he's a highfalutin', turd polishin', word salad mf'er, and at the end of the day, he's one of 'those' fkn' idiots. he spins, but he can't win here, 'cause good sense tends to rule the day. 

Bless your heart.....

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On 12/25/2019 at 9:13 PM, Shortforbob said:

Why would we want to get rid of you?

You're one of the very few "Not an Idiot" Righties posting here.

T'would get a little nasty and sad arguing amongst ourselves.

Has anyone ever noticed that? :wacko:

Thanks Meli - we rarely agree, but, I enjoy what I think are our principled disagreements.  

Dont change, continue to share and discuss, and we might even come to agreement on some things. 

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1 hour ago, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

Bless your heart.....

Using that expression makes you sound like an elderly matron from the Carolinas.

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1 hour ago, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

Thanks Meli - we rarely agree, but, I enjoy what I think are our principled disagreements.  

Dont change, continue to share and discuss, and we might even come to agreement on some things. 

Merry Christmas to you, thanks for dropping by and leavening the Other Opinion side with some rationality.

Even though you're wrong. :D

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3 hours ago, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

Bless your heart.....

hey, it's everyone's favorite republiturd.

bless your colon, and the 'Homeland'.

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3 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Using that expression makes you sound like an elderly matron from the Carolinas.

And?

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9 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Using that expression makes you sound like an elderly matron from the Carolinas.

Around here that doesn’t mean what it says. :o :lol:

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On 12/25/2019 at 6:21 PM, Happy said:

Reminds me of my old Yamaha XS650. Ultra-simple old school thing, easy to customise. Faster, way cheaper, better-handling, infinitely more reliable than a Harley. No poser value though.....

Despite dropping hints all year long, her indoors didn't get me a Gibson 335. I got a new office chair instead, just finished assembling it. What do I do with the mysteriously left-over screws and washers?

Keep in a little tray by the kitchen door. When you need to fix something, that's your go-to spot for the first pass at "spare parts." Goes for the boat too (which is why everything on the boat has at least one rusted fastener among the stainless).

If, as the years pass, the tray starts to overflow, toss it all in the metal recycle bin and start over.

This is the southern male equivalent of saving grease in a jar in the fridge.

- DSK

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3 hours ago, chum said:

Around here that doesn’t mean what it says. :o :lol:

I know what it means.

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15 hours ago, A guy in the Chesapeake said:

Take your credit card, look at sweetwater.com, and order your guitar? 

Right now all my credit card is good for is popping doors and chopping lines, and I don't do either of those things.

Probably wouldn't have liked a Gibson anyway...….

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5 hours ago, Steam Flyer said:

Keep in a little tray by the kitchen door. When you need to fix something, that's your go-to spot for the first pass at "spare parts." Goes for the boat too (which is why everything on the boat has at least one rusted fastener among the stainless).

If, as the years pass, the tray starts to overflow, toss it all in the metal recycle bin and start over.

This is the southern male equivalent of saving grease in a jar in the fridge.

- DSK

Ahha, this then, is the explanation for the mysterious jam jar (or 10) of assorted bits to be found in every Australian shed built before 1980.

The curiosity from an archaeological point of view, is why they appear to be entombed in a ossuary   embalmed with sump oil and dust.

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The guy who built the house I've been renovating for the last 14 years had lots of those jars. Two sheds produced about a full skip's worth of rusty useless crap.

He was an excellent stonemason, the walls are bulletproof and beautiful. The steel roof is fastened with three times the required number of roofing nails, hasn't moved in the many cyclones since 1969, when it was built.

But inside, everything was done using a huge array of different fasteners, different sizes, varying degrees of rust. Anytime I needed to change something, I needed three different screwdrivers and a variety of nail-pulling tools.

I think I'll just bin the leftover screws, they're cheap Chinese crap anyway.

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