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  1. should be all kinds of fun by this evening.. https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/gas-run-has-begun-fuel-stations-run-dry-amid-hacked-pipeline Of course this investigation falls under the cybersecurity quizkids at DHS who were sleeping at the wheel when all the other sites were attacked by the same group. Most useless department in the US Government. From the TSA body gropers at the airport who miss 90% of the test bombs to these lazy SOBs who should have put a stop to the shenanigans weeks ago. Nothing but a US version of the Stazi to spy on US citizens. But DHS
  2. Ahhh you were able to endure looking long enough to note that stripe eh? Glutton for punishment aren't you For hose with the fortitude to look at that thing, please note the Hunter power arch for the large speakers and stripper disco ball for the wife and friends to dance to. Or that vertical destroyer bow that will destroy shoulders in 2 hours fighting with you in confused seas. The keel looks like full length meets centerboard (looks like all kinds of fun to spin in a marina runway), and the stern is missing 3 feet. Looks exactly how a 1st grader draws a sailboat
  3. the shit has now officially hit the fan. There are gas shortages due to the ransomware https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/gas-run-has-begun-fuel-stations-run-dry-amid-hacked-pipeline
  4. Come on. This Benneteau is the champion of the world. This boat sat in front of the broker for 9 months before they hid moved it to a boatyard down the street for couple more months. Somehow I do not think it will look any better over time...
  5. I expect the government will be kicking down some bedroom doors and hauling the hackers off to the who-scow to make a statement. US Chamber of Commerce to High Tech in Silicon Valley will be calling the Treasury Secretary and Homeland Security head out of a dinner party and demanding they do something. May not get the true puppet masters, but the word will get out this is not the time to be fucking around cause the giant only needs to glance off you and you are still squashed.. The Colonial pipeline hack was some serious shit. You can grind the economy of the East Coast to a
  6. The fact is his skits were so unfunny, he destroyed his favorite cryptocurrency (fell a third) as the show progressed.. https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/dogecoin-demolished-after-musks-snl-snafu It will be interesting to see what becomes of him when his electric cars are no longer being bought and the stock is finally understood to be overvalued The fact VW & Audi are already running commercials in the US while the e-mustang is out says that time may be soon...
  7. repainted my awlgrip hull with Alexseal last month. The flag blue paint was 37years old. Just worn out with scratches and small dings. Ditto the rig in Matterhorn white, but the surface of that had started to break down and was getting a rough feel to it. Suggest buffing with Awlcare with polisher with a foam pad. If it does not come up looking good in your eyes, you know it is time to repaint...
  8. shit is getting serious now.. https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/gasoline-prices-soar-after-colonial-gives-no-timetable-hacked-pipeline-restart
  9. if organizations had a active backup plan, they could have restored up to the day before in 24 hours, reset all the passwords and be happliy going about their business. But not everyone has a CIO who understands risks/level of destruction. Or they have a board that is too cheap and/or stupid to pay for proper backup. The money on the line is at a level of inconvenience. You gore the big boys, they will hunt you down like a dog. Back in the 90s, some of you may remember the KAOS computer hackers coming out and saying they had hacked the Pentagon and NASA. Made the news worl
  10. got an email from a long time buddy in Ottawa saying he was watching TV today and they had the sailing on from Bermuda and he really enjoyed it. Did I mention he is a life long powerboat guy who hates sailboats? If it gets to the smokers to come over to the dark side, EXCELLENT, production values be damned...
  11. I did buy during the BOGO, but: I tried to buy at the start of the sale online, but it would not take the order. Had to wait 3 hours for the West Coast to come online so I could talk to a sales person in Watsonville. They told me the reason I could not do the order is because you could only buy what they had in stock. I had wanted chrome Evo 30s as they are half an inch shorter and these were to replace cockpit winches behind a dodger. No go. Also no go on black anodized EVO 30s or plain aluminum ones. So I ended up getting chrome 30 waves as those were in stock. One was
  12. a better example is Lou Gerstner at IBM in the 1990s. His brother was a senior VP at IBM and being groomed to take over when John Akers retired. But his brother developed cancer just as John gave his 1 year retirement announcement and IBM started looking about. Well brother Lou had done well selling smokes at Phillip Morris or one of the other cigarette makers. Lets put him in charge for the interim. So they make Lou the CEO and he turned IBM around (that time). Brother recovered from the cancer and wanted the CEO position but the board said "We are sure you do, but your b
  13. Bingo! Seeing how you are on roll, do you happen to have tonight's winning lottery numbers???
  14. Looking for board members to email my displeasure on a winch I paid for that has been backordered for 7 weeks and no resolution in sight, I see West Marine got taken private by investment firm L. Catterton. This happened on the 14th of April according to CBS marketwatch and investment site Seeking Alpha. https://www.crunchbase.com/acquisition/lcatterton-acquires-west-marine--24b2a6b4 The executive team looks almost all new comparing folks on the WM site, so there must have been a major shakeup. Seems like internal focus is the current order of the day (eg navel g
  15. want a Jeep like ride? Then buy a Jeep Want to go offroad? then get the Wrangler Rubicon Want the most badass Rubicon, get the new one with the 470 hp 392 V8 from the factory... and a sound that stirs the soul....
  16. A clay bar will take out minor contaminants in the paint before you seal it. If your paint is faded, you are going to need to polish it to remove the chalked paint as the clay bar is not aggressive enough. If your paint is rougher than a night in county lockup, you will need a to compound, then polish to remove the scratches. In some cases you need to wet sand (eg color sand) first. I have turned totaled paint to better than factory new (eg no orange peel) before sealing. Whether you use ceramics, wax or otherwise, you need to get the paint right first. Just like
  17. I said rub it on LIKE a like wax, not put on a wax. You pour a bit from bottle onto an application pad (I use those circular foam pads) and just rub it onto the surface. Let it haze (even though you cannot see the haze) and the wipe with a clean towel. Done!
  18. I was a Mother's carunba wax (no cleaner) for 25 years on all my cars, suvs and motorcycles. Polish out car, rub it on, let it haze, then remove the haze. I switched to the Meguiars ceramic wax last summer on my Volvos. https://clean-garage.com/meguiars-hybrid-ceramic-liquid-wax-16oz-advanced-sio2-technology/?sku=G200416 Wash your car and rub on like a liquid wax. You then wipe it off with a mircofibre towel. - It does not haze so you need to remember where you applied it. - Easier to buff off reside than traditional wax - You can put it on pla
  19. sure. It has a great ROI over 7 years versus your $6 paper cup of coffee every morning. and I do not have to get in line or take any shit from some flunky who thinks they smart, or listen to the buttheads/Karens in line in front of me.
  20. This is supposed to be about stupid taxes, but to answer your question: No they are not different models. For ANY good or service, there is a price people are willing to pay. You cannot charge more unless you have a monopoly like the government. With competition, if your expenses get too high you either cut the costs or FAIL. This applies to big and small companies. Here are examples of employees thinking they were owned something for just showing up, but found out differently when their job disappeared: In the early 70s I remember the 6 pm news with strikes all t
  21. that's Polaroid man. The SOBs who bought the company totally FUCKED the employees and stole their pensions to pay off the junk bonds. for the UAW, the past 20 years have been a slow transition from sweetheart pensions something more modest for the new hires. Remember reading at the time of the resentment of the new employees getting less money, only a 401K and less health care benefits next to the older stiff doing the exact same job on the line. But Olds plant in Framingham Mass is a distant memory. And with it, that $60 gig went POOF! Defined pension plans hav
  22. who gives a shit what new dealers like? They have nothing but opinions based on clown degrees with no basis in science or economics. You can bully folks with regulations on what to pay, but in the end, economics always come into play. Just takes time. But when it does, it strikes with a vengeance. You raise minimum wage to $15 and I have 10 people making $12 recurrently in my burger joint, I am going to can 3 people for I a going to make my profit for my time and investment and I cannot just pass increased costs on in a competitive world like the government can as they are
  23. I followed Andy Miller on Boatworks to a "T". I used the 3/16 Redtree mohair rollers like Andy https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CZ2Y51K/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I used quality 1" foam brushes for tight area like around hardware or where the bow and deck meet. Very little brush work (like 10 minutes total on the boat).
  24. Yes, it currently resides at Stingray Boatworks on Stingray point for 2 more weeks before launch. The boat spars had some serious pollen on it this morning, but final wipe down with prep-sol on a microfiber towel took care of that in short order. Another yard client came up and said there was a huge wind yesterday afternoon that rained yellow pollen everywhere from a giant yellow cloud. Today was clear with little pollen after the rain last night. I do have some tiny bugs near the masthead as that is next to the wetlands. They seem to love the smell of epoxy. Will let the paint dr
  25. Will complete repainting my spars tomorrow with Alexseal (got rained out today..). A couple things I learned on this journey. 1. Alexseal is tough stuff. 24 hours after application, it is tough as original Awlgrip. I cannot imagine how tough it becomes when the official 21 day curing time is complete. 2. Awlgrip is also some tough stuff. I was going to strip the spars bare, but the 37 year old primer was like new under the top coat, so I sanded off the topcoat and added a couple coats of Alexseal primer. 3. In doing my research I ran across a technical conference (geeks
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