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bljones

Member Since 29 Mar 2011
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In Topic: Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

18 April 2014 - 01:39 AM

This thing looks like it may have been built for a defined purpose but he doesn't state it in his ad.

 

Its that, or he just found some pieces and welded them together and said look… it floats.

I dunno, I think a  couple of six packs of cheap beer and the sentences, "hey, someone is throwing away one of them bigass stainless barbecues, let's throw it in the back of the truck" and "holy shit, that is a shitload of restaurant ductwork!  toss it in the back of the truck with the bbq!"  played a significant part in both design and construction.


In Topic: Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

18 April 2014 - 01:33 AM

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Presented without comment. The guy is very enthusiastic about it, though. See his website.http://www.pocketyachtspot.com/

Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor, not Meade Gougeon.


In Topic: Mocking Ads on Craigslist

16 April 2014 - 01:10 PM

What did Pa. ever do to you?

Tom Ridge.


In Topic: Low draw laptop

15 April 2014 - 05:24 PM

Interesting that Ajax revived this thread, because I was thinking about it on the weekend. Decided to finally replace my collection of XP netbooks with a new ASUS T100 transformer. I considered a chromebook, thought long and hard about it,because i like the concept and the price point, but really wanted to stay with a netbook sized footprint- small boats get even smaller with a 15-16" screen.  I also wanted something that would be glitch-free compatible with all of the MS programs used at work, and the proprietary programs with which they have to work..  One of the big selling features of the Transformer was that a full Windows 8.1 Office Suite is included.    Been using it for a couple of days and have been very impressed by the battery life.   Charged it on Sunday, as I type this it is at 32%.  Alex W is right- it is light on memory.  after loading MS Office, I had used up over half of the onbooard memory.  adding a 64 G micro SD solved that problem.  All in, including the micro-SD chip, less than $425.  


In Topic: Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

13 April 2014 - 03:29 AM

The Stevens 53 is a great example of form following function, which makes her admirable... but let's not ignore that she is not the prettiest boat in the harbour.  There is nothing wrong with that:  this is about admiration after all.  But hey, I am the guy who just put his Georgian 23 on the market and threw earnest money at an S2 8.0C.  I am okay with ugly as long as ugly works.