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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. Sure did, I called to set up a time and it's already gone. Snooze you lose in todays market.
  5. It's cruise control, you can watch a stinking movie.
  6. This looks pretty cool. Any thoughts? https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/boa/d/van-nuys-albin-marine-express/7282690136.html
  7. Sweet, not for me but sweet. https://sparkleisforsale.com/
  8. Here's one. https://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/89092 What is it like down below as far as headroom and creature comforts? I think it's very interesting.
  9. This one got me really excited a year ago, but if you look at all the photos it's a real project. I don't know, maybe..... https://www.popyachts.com/sloop-sailboats-for-sale/c-c-yachts-29-2-in-pensacola-florida-186946
  10. That's a nice looking boat. Photos are dated June of 2019, I wonder if that's indicative of a problem. Here's one in not as nice condition but it has a road trailer. Hmmm, wonder if the trailer could be sold separately? https://au.yachtworld.com/boats/1971/c-c-27-mk-i-2931208/
  11. Yes, Dillon will be the primary place to sail. Very aware of the "unique" winds and frigid water. Got my ass kicked one day at twin lakes, sailing an O'Day 19 on a bluebird day that suddenly turned to shit. Not interested in water ballasted boats.
  12. My guess is virtually impossible. If it fails fill the hole and slap on an outboard?
  13. Been on a wait list for a mooring on Dillon, got the call, I'm up. Have had a couple other boats there in the past, it's a great place to spend the summer. Now I need to find a boat! The last few years I've been all over the place in regards to what I can actually do sailing. The most sensible and affordable is a small boat moored close to home that spends it's off season on a trailer right here. Criteria: Day sailing with occasional overnights, no racing, lots of single handing No major projects, Draft is not an issue so fin keel preferred over swing or centerbo
  14. I don't think a single cop or news talking head knows what "shock" is or how idiotic they sound when mentioning it. Another one that rubs me wrong is the use of "accident" to describe any crash. For what it's worth in my 30 year career I responded to my share or crashes, not on of them was an "accident". All were a direct result of a drivers action or failure to act. Usually speed or inattention was the culprit. Or blame it on the vehicle, "the car went out of control" or "the car slid on the ice". Idiots. rant over
  15. This. I have a weber, a gas grill and a traeger. Different tools for different jobs. You're not going to effectively grill a steak on a traeger or smoke a butt on the gas grill. Webers are great but sometimes pushing a button to start a fire is nice. For what it does I really like the traeger.
  16. She has really turned into great artist in the last few years. I stumbled onto to something she did a few years ago and was surprised. She's like a cross between Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt and a young Debbie Harry. I need to post a few in one of the what are you listening to threads.
  17. Good point, never thought about that. Nothing I drive is vandal worthy.
  18. Free! Trailer included. https://corpuschristi.craigslist.org/boa/d/rockport-free-sailboat-and-trailer/7274192769.html
  19. Nice 4Runner but what the hell is he trying to do with the text in the ad. https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/d/las-vegas-1997-toyota-4runner-4x4/7275325204.html
  20. 4Runners are great, that's why they hold their value. Pathfinders as well. If you're considering a Nissan look at an Xterra also. XJ Cherokees are just a step below the 4Runner but still very capable, IMHO.
  21. Done. https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/d/coyote-springs-jeep-cherokee-xj/7275305495.html More done https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/loma-linda-1996-jeep-cherokee-xj/7274874205.html
  22. If budget is a concern Cherokees can be had for a modest invest and they do just fine.
  23. Recent trip to tractor supply, internet down so registers not working. I gave the kid some bills and enough coins to avoid getting a bunch of pennies back. He was totally confused, had to use his phone and still couldn't get it right. I told him what to give me back and left him with "It's just math".
  24. I've got a 2nd gen 4Runner, they do well off road but are dogs on the highway, so that would suck for your 4-5 hour approach. I'm selling it to fund the next boat. Honestly there's few places I haven't been able to access in a Subaru Outback. Keep good rubber on them and you'd be surprised. And the whole "overland" marketing scheme is nauseating. Posers come up here all the time with tricked out SUV's just to find my suby already at the trailhead. I'd guess that 90pct of the Defender, Land Rover, land Cruisers, luxury SUV's sold today never venture off road. In practical terms t
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