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  1. 18 hours ago, toddster said:

    80% no-shows is about right.

    Included in the scope of not actually reading the ad, is not reading the location.  

    My experience has been more around 90% positive. Maybe that's because I only sell stuff worth buying at a reasonable cost.

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  2. Turns out it was 2 feet! Had to wait for the second week of March for a sensational day of skiing but it was worth the wait. Early spring break crowds but they were contained.

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  3. 13 hours ago, redboat said:

    You're getting quite good dump this weekend.  Enjoy!!!!!!!!

    Models are all over the place, which is normal. Could get 2 feet, could get 2 inches, nobody really knows.

    Here's my prediction, Denver news stations will be in a frenzy trying to out hype each other. Local officials will go overboard in an attempt to appear proactive.  There's a news video of some apartment manager warning residents about freezing pipes, even though temps will be very mild.

    Idiots will be idiots regardless.

    Thankfully up here in my area its a bit more measured of a response. 

     

  4. 12 hours ago, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

    Ok, I have a serious question:

    In this day and age of political correctness and cancel culture

    Is it still ok to play pool?  I mean using a white ball to hit the colored balls ?

     

    You're good, just don't use nicknames like "Minnesota Fats" or "Waled Black Mamba Majid"

    That's just mean or maybe culturally appropriated.

  5. Anybody else skiing? 

    Been a bizzare snow season out here. Not much snow but what is on the ground has been subject to some weird weather creating a brittle snow pack. 11 backcountry avalanche deaths so far this year.

    On a lighter note Sunday was wonderful, warmish and sunny, minimal crowds, smiles all around. 

  6. 14 hours ago, redboat said:

    Like last year and the year before I say I'm moving to Colorado this year. Covid thing put a big  crimp in plans to travel anywhere.

    Thought often about boats for out there. If I stay in the Cherry Creek/Chatfield arena a J22  would be the choice. Dunno about Dillon. Reluctantly would prefer something with overnight  ability so I don't have to drive back to Littleton. Cramped  below but owned an Olson 30 and a 29. Damn I loved those things. Comfy cockpits and great daysailers. Easy and superfun to sail. Singlehanded the hell out of both.

    Not surprised but bummed about mooring wait list. How long were you waiting for your spot?

     

     

    Get on the list now for a shot at next season. It's not terribly long. There's two marinas on the reservoir, mine is on the frisco side, the other is at Dillon. I think Dillon takes longer.

    https://www.townoffrisco.com/play/frisco-bay-marina/general-info/

    https://www.townofdillon.com/marina

     

     

  7. On 3/3/2021 at 2:18 PM, BayRacer said:

    Not going to criticize, boat buying is part objective, part emotional.  Good luck with the trip.  Had a friend who had an O'day (25?) that had the OMC engine.  Parts were difficult at best to source. 

    It worked until it didn't, and replaced with outboard.  Forget exact details, but somehow ended up with gas in the bilge as last straw.  Not a comfortable feeling.  Personally, I wouldn't get a sailboat with a gas engine other than an outboard, but I realize that is my subjective bias and there are plenty of gasoline boats that never have a problem.

     

    Well I gave up on the phone tag, not sure why he hasn't called back.

    In the meantime I found a few other 7.3's with outboards, one with a trailer. So on it goes.

  8. 6 hours ago, Mid said:

    The internet turns 52 this year with no grey hairs in sight.

    Today:

    As of November 2020, there were 4.66 billion active internet users worldwide – almost 59 percent of the global population.  Ask any of them what life would be like without the net and the answer will likely be either ‘unimaginable’ or ‘very, very boring’. We think both apply.

    https://blog.internode.on.net/2021/01/21/15-moments-that-shaped-the-internet/

    Life was so much simpler and enjoyable before the the internet. A way of life forever lost on humanity.

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  9. 32 minutes ago, Crash said:

    How about the bigger 7.9?  Its 26 feet...;)

    https://sailingtexas.com/202101/ss279138.html

    I like that, however the 7.3 is my current top choice. The owner and I are playing phone tag right now. If we connect and it sounds decent I will head out for OH Monday morning.

    Kicking myself for not moving faster on the Laser, it was literally in my backyard.

    Living in fly over land makes boat shopping difficult. Especially mid winter when most sane people have their boats stored away.

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