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Member Since 22 Mar 2004
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In Topic: So you want to own a Lamborghini

04 April 2014 - 05:16 PM

Its a Lamborghini Countach.  Didn't we all have posters of them on our wall in the 70's next to Farah Fawcet?




Early supercar, hence the crappy video quality.  Apparently the visibility out the back was so horrible (absent) the technique to back up was to open the door and sit in the jam to look backwards directly.

In Topic: Need a Rum Drink

25 January 2014 - 04:18 PM

Ting! If you can't get that, substitute Fresca.

They have a drink here in Saint Kitts called "Ting with a Sting". Rum and a drink called Ting. Good stuff!

Ting with a sting was Ting and CSR (Cane Spirit Rothchild).  Not sure how different from any other rum though.

In Topic: Toll Bridges

10 January 2014 - 12:27 AM

or is it a "troll bridge"



In Topic: Dual Stage Snow Thrower Anarchy

03 January 2014 - 10:44 PM

What 'bout the electric snow throwers? Any thoughts?

when we moved from Texas to Chicago three years ago, my kids were little and I didn't trust them around gas machines.  We bought a single stage, Toro 18 inch electric top-of-the-line (per CR) unit.Worked OK through three seasons, but after too many passes with heavy, wet snow the motor broke.  By broke I mean the electricals were fine, the center shaft on end opposite the drive belts broke a crappy $10 casting because it was just overloaded.  Company, repair shop, nor supplier would sell anything less than whole motor for 3/4 price of whole unit.  Tried JB weld, lasted 5 mins.  My christmas present this year was a craftsman 22 inch dual stage unit that does the job in less than 1/2 the time (70' sidewalk, 2 car driveway about 4 cars long).  I wouldn't go back.  With sales/discounts etc this was within $100 of electric unit.  

In Topic: Dick Carter design boats

03 January 2014 - 10:02 PM

A photo of one of my Dad's custom designs, Christine. 


Nice looking boat.  Rudder looks a bit small, mind...   ;)

Rudder is turned and viewing on end from posterior, with partial skeg.  you can see a little of root length along bottom of hull.