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As bad as those Fiats were, I believe the body was by Pininfarina -  the same design house used by Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Lancia & Maserati. The Italians have mixed success as engineers, but they sure know how to be classy and stylish.

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Well, I'm not sure I should admit this but that boat was built by my long time former neighbor, yep, B. Lewis.  As a fellow sometime mocker I am getting a kick out of all your comments but I will come

Ain't that the truth.  If he would have just humbly and simply said "i adopted and built on this method and built a few boats, lived simply and escaped the rat race all my life, it works for me"  he c

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2 hours ago, Diarmuid said:

The V6 was better than the 92hp, 2.5L Four -- but this ain't no Ferrari:

:lol:

A comparable sportster available today, and popular with the same entry-level demographic, is Subaru's WRX: the base model (not the tarted-up STI) extracts 268hp out of its 2.0L Boxer and a 0-60 of 6 seconds.

Comparable?

A front engine 4 door sedan is comparable to a mid engine 2 seater?

Performance comparisons with 40 year old designs are meaningless - time marches on.

My Jag XJR is quicker & faster than all but the most extreme 60's musclecars and it's a sophisticated everyday driver, not a thinly disguised race car.

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32 minutes ago, Jim in Halifax said:

As bad as those Fiats were, I believe the body was by Pininfarina -  the same design house used by Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Lancia & Maserati. The Italians have mixed success as engineers, but they sure know how to be classy and stylish.

Nobody does style like Italians.

Nobody.

By the way, that little X1/9 was styled by Bertone, the "house" designer for Lambo.

In those days if you wanted round & smooth you went to Pininfarina and if you wanted angles & edgy you went to Bertone.

The Ferrari Boxer Was the Coolest Ferrari From 35 Years Ago - YouTube

1974 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Painting by Yuriy Shevchuk

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44 minutes ago, Jim in Halifax said:

As bad as those Fiats were, I believe the body was by Pininfarina -  the same design house used by Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Lancia & Maserati. The Italians have mixed success as engineers, but they sure know how to be classy and stylish.

They were fun to drive, as long as your definition of "fun" doesn't include hard acceleration. The idea is to have the handling ability such that once you get up to speed, you're good to go and don't need to slow down much for corners.

And they got pretty good gas mileage, always good IMHO

- DSK

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56 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

Comparable?

A front engine 4 door sedan is comparable to a mid engine 2 seater?

 

Damn few production two-door anything made these days, or mid-engined anything. Or manual transmission anything. 'Comparable' because the target market is the same: younger, like the racy look, not too rich, probably first new car bought with money from first real job. According to JDPower, "Nearly two out of three WRX owners is a Millennial (62%)." Tho quite a few mid-lifers are also choosing the WRX -- perhaps horning into the Miata niche?

We see a ton of modded WRXs in this town. It's home to WyoTech, a major auto vocational school. Lots of kids from Pittsburg and Phoenix and La Jolla tooling around with custom rims and glasspacks. Lots of fugly Honda mods, too. BTW, the WRX began life as a het up Impreza and only two doors:

Subaru impreza sti. Older rs body style 2.5 liter 5 speed. Candy blue all  wheel drive | Subaru coupe, Subaru, Subaru cars

 

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On 9/11/2021 at 1:54 PM, Diarmuid said:

The V6 was better than the 92hp, 2.5L Four -- but this ain't no Ferrari:

:lol:

A comparable sportster available today, and popular with the same entry-level demographic, is Subaru's WRX: the base model (not the tarted-up STI) extracts 268hp out of its 2.0L Boxer and a 0-60 of 6 seconds.

Obviously not a Ferrari, but to unsophisticated college student who just bought his first sports car, it allowed the imagination to run wild.  I had the'88 V6 GT.  Felt fast, but was probably slow.  lol.  I didnt care.  The girls liked it back then.  :D

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1 hour ago, MauiPunter said:

Obviously not a Ferrari, but to unsophisticated college student who just bought his first sports car, it allowed the imagination to run wild.  I had the'88 V6 GT.  Felt fast, but was probably slow.  lol.  I didnt care.  The girls liked it back then.  :D

Youze was their target market! :) I drove one of the 4 bangers back in college. A friend was thinking of buying it used. It felt sleek, just because you were sitting low and had that wedge hood in front of you and the engine noise behind. Sort of go-kart, tho the handling was wonky as hell. Get midway thru a corner and the nose would just dive. Looking back, probably a rotten bushing or three. Fieros had lousy suspensions.

(The late-80s Toyota MR2 had it on toast, tho -- both for acceleration and handling.)

I knew about the flammability issue and warned her against it. She bought it anyhow. It was sexy & red.

Six months later, it caught fire in a parking lot and melted to the floorpan.:(

I drove my niece's Mini Cooper a couple years ago. That was a riot! The whole '80s mid-engine fad was rendered moot by better hp/weight powertrains, 12:1 compression ratios, and adaptive suspensions. And now you have Teslas, with no engine or transmission at all.:lol:

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I recently drove my dream nostalgia car, a '65 Mustang.  I hadn't been in one for maybe forty years, but I still remember how cool it looked when my dad drove it into our driveway, and how it remained my ideal.  But this recent drive was, if not a disappointment, a stark reminder of how far automotive engineering has come.  The Mustang was beautifully restored, but it was clear that even the cheapest new car on the lot is a better machine in every way.  There's no way a Subaru or Honda is going to make me feel the way a Mustang will, but I know I won't be able to drive that Mustang 20,000 miles a year. 

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2 minutes ago, sculpin said:

Agreed.  I recently drove a friend's Triumph Spitfire, and was in fear for my life...  Fun though. 

Old British cars aren't really all that dangerous.

Sure they have dodgy brakes and weak bodies, but those hazards are offset by their legendary unreliability.  You can't crash the car when it's back in the garage for yet another attempt to stop it belching oil or have more rust removed or have some poor mechanic driven to a nervous breakdown trying to fix the haunted electrical system.

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You are claiming that the Lucas electricals was a POSITIVE feature???  I can't accept that.

And it even makes a bad joke 'cause if memory serves the MG Midget (which I spent way too much time working on) has a positive earth.  Who does that???

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5 minutes ago, sculpin said:

You are claiming that the Lucas electricals was a POSITIVE feature???  I can't accept that.

And it even makes a bad joke 'cause if memory serves the MG Midget (which I spent way too much time working on) has a positive earth.  Who does that???

I killed a Datsun by trying to boost a truck that had positive ground. Who knew?

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I just bought a Tesla Model 3.  Holy crap, what a car.  I think it's more fun than my 2015 STi was.  Time marches on indeed.  

I see Ford is selling the motor from their electric Mustang as a crate motor, which is nice - kids will still have ways to kill themselves and/or acquire the engineering skills to keep building cool stuff.  

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5 hours ago, Hukilau said:

I recently drove my dream nostalgia car, a '65 Mustang.  I hadn't been in one for maybe forty years, but I still remember how cool it looked when my dad drove it into our driveway, and how it remained my ideal.  But this recent drive was, if not a disappointment, a stark reminder of how far automotive engineering has come.  The Mustang was beautifully restored, but it was clear that even the cheapest new car on the lot is a better machine in every way.  There's no way a Subaru or Honda is going to make me feel the way a Mustang will, but I know I won't be able to drive that Mustang 20,000 miles a year. 

the mustang, the pony, we used to just drool over them here in NZ   there were so few of them about. Mate of mine bought one that'd had a front end collision and he put it back on the road, when ordering the bits for the suspension etc he got most from the states and some from Australia, Australia?, turns out the mustang has mostly identical suspension and steering as a bog standard Aussie assembled ford falcon, sort of lost  the luster a bit after that

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5 hours ago, 167149 said:

the mustang, the pony, we used to just drool over them here in NZ   there were so few of them about. Mate of mine bought one that'd had a front end collision and he put it back on the road, when ordering the bits for the suspension etc he got most from the states and some from Australia, Australia?, turns out the mustang has mostly identical suspension and steering as a bog standard Aussie assembled ford falcon, sort of lost  the luster a bit after that

wasn't that always the recipe for American muscle cars?

Sports car body, huge engine usually from a truck, and suspension off an early prototype donkey cart.

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1 hour ago, TwoLegged said:

wasn't that always the recipe for American muscle cars?

Sports car body, huge engine usually from a truck, and suspension off an early prototype donkey cart.

Muscle cars were typically American intermediate sized cars with big V8s.   Like the Pontiac GTO.    The Mustang and Camaro are called pony cars.

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8 hours ago, 167149 said:

the mustang, the pony, we used to just drool over them here in NZ   there were so few of them about. Mate of mine bought one that'd had a front end collision and he put it back on the road, when ordering the bits for the suspension etc he got most from the states and some from Australia, Australia?, turns out the mustang has mostly identical suspension and steering as a bog standard Aussie assembled ford falcon, sort of lost  the luster a bit after that

The original Mustang was exactly that - a Falcon in party clothes.

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1 hour ago, slap said:

Muscle cars were typically American intermediate sized cars with big V8s.   Like the Pontiac GTO.    The Mustang and Camaro are called pony cars.

Thanks for clarifying, Slap.    To my European eyes, all American cars pre-1980s had obscenely big engines, so your size categories look odd from this side of the pond.  Over here, 2 litres is big; more than 2 litres is huge.

Same with body sizes.  In the late 80s, my flatmate had to drive some American colleagues across the low countries, so he treated them by busting the budget to how the biggest car he could get: an Opel Rekord.   When he drove up in it, one of the transpondians said "How cute! A compact".  He was still swearing when he got home.

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14 hours ago, sculpin said:

Agreed.  I recently drove a friend's Triumph Spitfire, and was in fear for my life...  Fun though. 

a friend of mine, and yes she's blonde had one of those in britain in the 70's and............... drove it to singapore, shipped it to perth then across the nullabor to sydney with her beau of the time, apparently it didn't miss a beat

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1 hour ago, SloopJonB said:

The original Mustang was exactly that - a Falcon in party clothes.

For a short while, my family's cars were a Falcon station wagon and a Mustang.  The first car I ever "owned" was a '68 Mustang that my dad bought for me for my senior year in high school (1978).  He paid $450 for it.  It had a big ol' 389 V8, a partially rusted out trunk floor (you could see the ground through the wheel wells from inside), a somewhat shredded driver's seat, an AM-only radio, and had been repainted (I'm assuming there had been an accident involved).  It had those reverse scoops on the hood where the turn signal indicators were located, and was just about the coolest thing ever.  The car was so front-heavy that if you hit the smallest bump while going around a curve, the rear end would jump away from the turn. I had to keep a couple of bags of sand in the trunk to keep the rear end down.  I never had to drive it in the snow as I traded it to my brother the next fall for a TV set, but I can only imagine that it would have been a nightmare.

In my heart of hearts, I know the car was a piece of crap, but holy moly, what memories....

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49 minutes ago, Hukilau said:

For a short while, my family's cars were a Falcon station wagon and a Mustang.  The first car I ever "owned" was a '68 Mustang that my dad bought for me for my senior year in high school (1978).  He paid $450 for it.  It had a big ol' 389 V8, a partially rusted out trunk floor (you could see the ground through the wheel wells from inside), a somewhat shredded driver's seat, an AM-only radio, and had been repainted (I'm assuming there had been an accident involved).  It had those reverse scoops on the hood where the turn signal indicators were located, and was just about the coolest thing ever.  The car was so front-heavy that if you hit the smallest bump while going around a curve, the rear end would jump away from the turn. I had to keep a couple of bags of sand in the trunk to keep the rear end down.  I never had to drive it in the snow as I traded it to my brother the next fall for a TV set, but I can only imagine that it would have been a nightmare.

In my heart of hearts, I know the car was a piece of crap, but holy moly, what memories....

Those old pony cars and muscle cars were rude & crude compared to what we have now but they had style & soul & personality the new cars just don't have.

The current Mustang captures some of it but that's about it.

Name a contemporary car that has the magic the original GTO or SS 396 had.

Do small boys even dream about cars anymore?

Damn I miss "The Annual Model Change". :D

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5 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Those old pony cars and muscle cars were rude & crude compared to what we have now but they had style & soul & personality the new cars just don't have.

The current Mustang captures some of it but that's about it.

Name a contemporary car that has the magic the original GTO or SS 396 had.

Do small boys even dream about cars anymore?

Damn I miss "The Annual Model Change". :D

As a former car buff, why should they?   I'm surprised kids still play with toy cars.   The decline may have started with the double nickel (in the states) but never got better.   City traffic means my Focus and your Jaguar both accelerate no faster then the car in front.   Black boxes mean your own car can convict you of driving like a Neanderthal.   Many countries use electronics to monitor the roadways.   Insurance companies penalize you if you don't let them monitor your driving habits.    Amazon most famously monitors even eye movement to determine which drivers they fire.   Cars, and now boats, dock themselves.    In this environment, what is the allure of the open road?   A car is a device to get to work.   A SUV is a device to haul a boat.   Soon your truck computer will be butting Miami Boat Ramp youtube channel out of business and your truck will put the boat in the water for you.   There is no mystique.   I kind of liked my prior stick shift dumb truck.  Its computer was vaguely aware if the engine was running or not.    Now I devote my dreams to sailboats that have absolutely no automated systems.   

    

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44 minutes ago, Lark said:

City traffic means my Focus and your Jaguar both accelerate no faster then the car in front.   Black boxes mean your own car can convict you of driving like a Neanderthal.      

I am the car in front.

And it doesn't have a black box - not even a disabled one.

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21 hours ago, sculpin said:

And it even makes a bad joke 'cause if memory serves the MG Midget (which I spent way too much time working on) has a positive earth.  Who does that???

Massey Ferguson. My tractor is positive earth.

Though to be fair it was made in the 1960's and still runs fine.

FKT

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5 hours ago, Bull City said:

Matchbox toy?

Goggo mobil. It's of the same German post war era as the Messerschmitt Kabinenroller and the BMW IsettaAs a kid, i was in the backseat, one time.  Seemed small even then

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6 hours ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

Massey Ferguson. My tractor is positive earth.

Though to be fair it was made in the 1960's and still runs fine.

FKT

quick and pretty painless to change though, from memory it was swap the battery round and the coil leads then a flick of 12v to the (been a while so dont remember if it was field or dynamo)and you're away, Had a bristol PD48 as an onsite machine and ran a car radio to have sound onsite (pre boom box days)asl did the same with a coupla bedfords we had as well

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On 9/11/2021 at 4:15 PM, SloopJonB said:

Nobody does style like Italians.

Nobody.

By the way, that little X1/9 was styled by Bertone, the "house" designer for Lambo.

In those days if you wanted round & smooth you went to Pininfarina and if you wanted angles & edgy you went to Bertone.

Yeah, they did have some misses.

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On 9/13/2021 at 12:45 PM, Zonker said:

I want one of these (the one in the middle)

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Bonus points if you know what it is.

Meh.  Known a few people that bought some 15yr JDM cars & bikes, all had been sitting on a dock for years and full of problems, along with saltwater corrosion.

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13 minutes ago, Fleetwood said:

Difficult to style the Volvo 2nn series!

Bertone didn't just style those, they actually hand built them in Italy.  Old school Italy.  They actually are really nicely done.

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Turns out, getting somebody to shell out boutique prices on a Volvo was a tough sell.

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22 hours ago, 167149 said:

quick and pretty painless to change though, from memory it was swap the battery round and the coil leads then a flick of 12v to the (been a while so dont remember if it was field or dynamo)and you're away, Had a bristol PD48 as an onsite machine and ran a car radio to have sound onsite (pre boom box days)asl did the same with a coupla bedfords we had as well

Diesel so no coil. Basically I think you're right, need to reverse the starter motor connections as well I think.

Too lazy and it works...

FKT

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2 hours ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

Diesel so no coil. Basically I think you're right, need to reverse the starter motor connections as well I think.

Too lazy and it works...

FKT

I remember one technique for converting a 6 volt system to 12V was to simply change the battery and generator and start the engine.

The you replaced everything that blew. :D

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On 9/14/2021 at 2:19 AM, SloopJonB said:

Those old pony cars and muscle cars were rude & crude compared to what we have now but they had style & soul & personality the new cars just don't have.

The current Mustang captures some of it but that's about it.

Name a contemporary car that has the magic the original GTO or SS 396 had.

Do small boys even dream about cars anymore?

Damn I miss "The Annual Model Change". :D

So every month or two so my 16 y.o. son and a couple of his mates come with me to check out modded JDMs at the track -  S15 / Skyline / Supra.  We go in my modded 08 WRX, he and I are about to undertake rebuilding my broken Peugeot 205 with a period Peugeot 2l turbo (wish us luck !)

The WRX is modern, super reliable, gets 10+Km / litre, traction control is mind blowing in the bucketing rain, it is a technical/engineering tour de force.  With 3" exhaust, BOV, Pod intake it sounds absolutely beast and goes to match.

The 205 (1991) is a big go cart, slammed with near to no suspension, 850kg and no power steering, you feel every pebble though the wheel.  I can't wait to get the little bastard back on the road.

Each to their own but I wouldn't swap either for a GTO (except to sell it !!)

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13 hours ago, Dilligaf0220 said:

Yeah, they did have some misses.

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Meh.  Known a few people that bought some 15yr JDM cars & bikes, all had been sitting on a dock for years and full of problems, along with saltwater corrosion.

I tried to watch that video last week, but that kook is so annoying that I had to boot it.

And then I watched some Scotty Kilmer videos. That’s the other annoying guy who talks with his hands.

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9 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

I remember one technique for converting a 6 volt system to 12V was to simply change the battery and generator and start the engine.

The you replaced everything that blew. :D

I had a ‘62 Toyota FJ-25 and that was how it was converted!

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1 hour ago, Sail4beer said:

I tried to watch that video last week, but that kook is so annoying that I had to boot it.

And then I watched some Scotty Kilmer videos. That’s the other annoying guy who talks with his hands.

Yeah if you think sailing Youtubers to tough to stomach, the auto side of Youtube I'd say is even worse.

Not sure what's worse, "We're fixing a cheap boat!" or "Fixing the cheapest Lamborghini in the US".

Equal amounts of hamfisted fuckery.

 

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On 4/25/2013 at 3:18 PM, Jackdaw said:

I'm in..

 

A live-aboard 24 foot Jenneau Tonic, one of the most awkward small boats of the 80-90.

 

http://images.craigslist.org/3Ef3K83M95I15G65M4d4j972a6af41e4e16a6.jpg

 

 

http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/boa/3754431060.html

Huh...back in the early 90's i lusted after the Tonic.  In Canada they were almost exclusively located in Quebec though.

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Meanwhile, back in the mocking of craigslist ad place...

https://providence.craigslist.org/boa/d/barrington-fast-and-fun-38ft-sailboat/7381618210.html

Fast and fun 38ft Sailboat - $38 (barrington)

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length overall (LOA): 38
propulsion type: sail

Designed as a racer and built as a cruiser . . this boat sails on a par with modern sailboats costing 10X what you could own this for.

 

And that's true, I'm sure that boat is as good as any $380 sailboat out there..... :ph34r:

FB- Doug

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2 hours ago, Steam Flyer said:

Meanwhile, back in the mocking of craigslist ad place...

https://providence.craigslist.org/boa/d/barrington-fast-and-fun-38ft-sailboat/7381618210.html

Fast and fun 38ft Sailboat - $38 (barrington)

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length overall (LOA): 38
propulsion type: sail

Designed as a racer and built as a cruiser . . this boat sails on a par with modern sailboats costing 10X what you could own this for.

 

And that's true, I'm sure that boat is as good as any $380 sailboat out there..... :ph34r:

FB- Doug

I believe one could probably get the $38 back in cutting the mast up and selling it as scrap aluminum.  But I agree, not many boats 38 feet long and selling for $380, would be any better.  

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2 hours ago, mcmurdo said:

I have no idea what this guy is selling, but I'm pretty sure I won't be buying any.

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/bnc/boa/d/coquitlam-sailboat/7381944807.html

Holy shit, El Mariachi is looking for a boat!

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fed up ?......ready to buy a sailboat , head someplace tropical for snorkeling around a coral reef with turtles , in philippines ?.....and what better way to escape the fear-flu , needles and zombies.....
its gonna be in the 68 k range ....i have my 1/2 $ and trade skills......i have much boating motor engine boat exp. but am looking for an experienced sailor skipper / partner.....
please phone only.....i am semi retired mature tradesman.....and looking for a specific type of "someone" ( not just money....skill and spirit, to fight > experience is paramount ) serious to discuss partnership venture....coz a live a board sailboat is gonna be a man's last semblance of freedom..... and maybe survival ......got monero ?

 

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2 hours ago, Ripply said:

The boat has a high negative value, but i think i'd offer €5 for the story of what it i (or was) and how it came to be a mastless mishmash in a moonscape

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41 minutes ago, TwoLegged said:
3 hours ago, Ripply said:

The boat has a high negative value, but i think i'd offer €5 for the story of what it i (or was) and how it came to be a mastless mishmash in a moonscape

My reaction was that the hulls actually aren't so bad looking.

The story is almost certain to be something like, guy was building this really cool catamaran and went broke/got sick/divorced/gave up having 85% finished the hulls; then another dreamer acquired them in exchange for all the money he had and assembled them into this shanty.

How it got to the tidal verge of Kachamak Bay, you'll have to invent that part yourself. Just don't go sayin' that it sailed there.

FB- Doug

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19 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:

My reaction was that the hulls actually aren't so bad looking.

The story is almost certain to be something like, guy was building this really cool catamaran and went broke/got sick/divorced/gave up having 85% finished the hulls; then another dreamer acquired them in exchange for all the money he had and assembled them into this shanty.

How it got to the tidal verge of Kachamak Bay, you'll have to invent that part yourself. Just don't go sayin' that it sailed there.

FB- Doug

I think it's telling that it's only pictured at low tide. I wonder how much shows when the tide comes in.

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21 hours ago, Ripply said:

There is something about that which (spoiler alert!) reminds me of the Statue of Liberty scene at the end of Planet Of The Apes.

Though it's not the same at all.

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On 9/21/2021 at 10:27 AM, Ishmael said:

I think it's telling that it's only pictured at low tide. I wonder how much shows when the tide comes in.

kachemak bay from memory has roughly 52' tides, leastways that's what we had in kenai which is not too far up the coast, so it could well just dissappear

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1 hour ago, SloopJonB said:

No it doesn't.

Fundy has the highest tides in the world and they don't hit 52'

with the minus tides included yes they do,

I was curious about this, so I didst turn into Google.  Yet, verily, Google leadeth me not unto clear answers :( 

For example

I take all this as "depend where in the bay you mean, and also on who you ask"

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3 hours ago, Steam Flyer said:
5 hours ago, TwoLegged said:

I take all this as "depend where in the bay you mean, and also on who you ask"

You mean, "upon WHOM" you ask.

Sorry, couldn't resist, I'm just on my way out now

- DSK

The correct version is "...also who the fuck you ask". We are sailors, after all.

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10 hours ago, MauiPunter said:

My wife always asks me why I say Fuck so much, and I just say, I'm a sailor.

"I'm a fucking sailor". Get with the program.

Careful. Your wife is the one person who really decides if you're a fucking sailor or a lonely sailor.

FB- Doug

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Hi Zonker   

Mocking Ads on Craigslist

This is looking, so sad to see all the same old faces on here and now they are only left with mocking cars.
but the good news is LABORA and me  have been sailing the shit out of the sea for the last 2.5 years now, WOW what an Adventure, of course, all the armchair sailors on here said no way,

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9 hours ago, Steam Flyer said:

Careful. Your wife is the one person who really decides if you're a fucking sailor or a lonely sailor.

FB- Doug

Not if you meet the other traditional criterion and have a woman at each port...

FKT

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1 hour ago, takudave said:

Hi Zonker   

Mocking Ads on Craigslist

This is looking, so sad to see all the same old faces on here and now they are only left with mocking cars.
but the good news is LABORA and me  have been sailing the shit out of the sea for the last 2.5 years now, WOW what an Adventure, of course, all the armchair sailors on here said no way,

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Has El Mariachi got himself a boat?

FKT

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Wanted: Skanky Woman For Bicycle Rides - $1 (Fruitport/Spring Lake)

condition: good 
size / dimensions: HWP/FWB/NSA 

WANTED: Skanky woman for occasional bicycle rides. Must know the trails well in the area. 55+ years old with a good rack and HWP. Must have a well maintained and lubed bicycle for long distance treks. HMU, if interested. Have a great day.

EDIT: apologies, I thought this was Bicycle Anarchy.

 

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17 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:

I don't think Boothie would let a woman near the engine on his boat, much less a woman holding a pipe wrench.

FB- Doug

I saw one of his precious Internationals the other day as I drove through central NSW.

It was a rusted, wheel-less wreck next to a tin shed. Not even worth enough to put inside.

Still, if it's the best he can do - it's the best he can do.

FKT

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3 minutes ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

I saw one of his precious Internationals the other day as I drove through central NSW.

It was a rusted, wheel-less wreck next to a tin shed. Not even worth enough to put inside.

Still, if it's the best he can do - it's the best he can do.

FKT

Well, sometimes things that are worthless to the rest of us become precious in the eyes of somebody who doesn't have a rational standard of comparison... I wouldn't take a big-ass Irwin for free, either.

Plus, his ideas about women exclude their being mechanics. That photo doesn't disprove it, either.

- DSK

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3 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:

Well, sometimes things that are worthless to the rest of us become precious in the eyes of somebody who doesn't have a rational standard of comparison... I wouldn't take a big-ass Irwin for free, either.

Plus, his ideas about women exclude their being mechanics. That photo doesn't disprove it, either.

- DSK

How true. I own quite a few things for no rational reason at all.

As my GF points out.

When I eventually get home, another cull is going to take place. I think it's something you need to do periodically to keep the 'stuff' from taking over. Keeping my IH TD9 Drott tracked loader is getting pretty difficult for even me to justify for example.

I'd be happy if a woman wanted to be a mechanic. Very happy. She could do the oil & filter changes on the Bukh diesel while I did something else. Fishing comes to mind.

FKT

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1 minute ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

How true. I own quite a few things for no rational reason at all.

As my GF points out.

When I eventually get home, another cull is going to take place. I think it's something you need to do periodically to keep the 'stuff' from taking over. Keeping my IH TD9 Drott tracked loader is getting pretty difficult for even me to justify for example.

I'd be happy if a woman wanted to be a mechanic. Very happy. She could do the oil & filter changes on the Bukh diesel while I did something else. Fishing comes to mind.

FKT

Yeah, I've acquired a bunch of guitar stuff that seriously needs to be culled, too.

And women can be great mechanics and/or technicians. A very nice and smart young lady mechanic worked on our current boat shortly after acquiring it, did a great job.

- DSK

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