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  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

  3. 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

     

     

  4. 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.

  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 4 hours ago, Diarmuid said:

    Ensign is good on small lakes. Also any of the smaller Cape Dorys, from the Typhoon to the 25. They usually come on their own trailers, too. :) Conservative, forgiving, social cockpit seating, big enuf below for one or two to overnight.

     

    A Cape Dory 25 with a trailer in what appeared to be great condition showed on CL yesterday,  gone in 24 hours.

  8. 1 hour ago, Sail4beer said:

    I know a guy who moved to Lake Dillon and bought an Ensign. He daysailed it in whatever conditions came up. There’s enough room to camp overnight if you have to, but it’s too close to home for any need to overnight. 

    Overnight on the boat is always good, even if it is only an hour away.

    Thing about Dillon is you can count on conditions coming up, no matter the forecast. Then suddenly they go away.

  9. On 2/26/2021 at 11:14 AM, Point Break said:

     

    BTW - try the skid pan in a 50,000 pound fire engine!! That is an impressive ride..............

    Spent most of my career as an engineer. Station 3 was on a corner, a large pct of calls were left out of house left on a main street. Icy snowy roads were great for putting the engine into a "controlled" slide as we headed north. Mind you always well into the night and well before any traction control bs. My officer at the time didn't find it as cool as I did.

  10. 2 hours ago, Ishmael said:

    It is definitely a lower-priced option. However, the terminal cases seem to congregate closer to Brentwood Bay.

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    The boats on the left side of the pic are real scumbuckets, the lost souls living on engineless 25-foot powerboats and ferro sailboats with no mast. The closer to the marina you get, the better the boats look. This image is from 2016, and many more of these boats moved in over the last couple of years as other municipalities found ways to move them out. That water at the bottom leads to Tod Inlet and Butchart Gardens so you have to run the gauntlet of 0-knot shitboxes to get to the anchorage.

    How do they get there? It's been 10 or so years since I was there, did I miss them or is this a new situation?

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