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Prepping for daughter’s wedding later today. Replanned for home in the deck with family and wedding party at socially distanced tables. Boat has lights rigged on a timer and is anchored fire and aft t

Married. Speech done. Downhill from here.     

Learned how to bend stainless steel tubing on my new bender today.  First bends for some new railing I need on the boat.  1" diameter, 1/8" wall, 316 stainless.

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Repaired two swamp coolers.

One needed a new motor, the other a new pillow block bearing.

$90.00 in parts, think I saved about (conservatively) $150.00 in labor.

Took all morning, but the tenants and the admiral are happy. I'm a little stiff!

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3 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:
1 hour ago, Ed Lada said:
21 hours ago, Snaggletooth said:

Roastted a baunch plum tomattoes and maide sauce.                         :)

Snaggs is Marlon Brando?    

Yeah, he coulda been a contendah!

In steeded I gotta ouneway tickette to Palookaville............                          :)

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Replaced an aging miter saw with a new one.  It's like I died and went to heaven. 

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Soft start, quiet and dust pickup that makes the old miter saw look like Pig Pen.

Yes, I haven't put a finish on the bottom drawers so don't be a wise ass and give me shit about it.  Just tell me how this looks like I'm actually sane.  My therapist will be thrilled when I tell him, or is it her?  I'm confused.

 

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40 minutes ago, Jules said:

Replaced an aging miter saw with a new one.  It's like I died and went to heaven. 

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Soft start, quiet and dust pickup that makes the old miter saw look like Pig Pen.

Yes, I haven't put a finish on the bottom drawers so don't be a wise ass and give me shit about it.  Just tell me how this looks like I'm actually sane.  My therapist will be thrilled when I tell him, or is it her?  I'm confused.

 

Thoroughly impressed and more than a little bit jealous. My compound saw cuts well but spews dust. Someday.....

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1 minute ago, cyclone said:

Thoroughly impressed and more than a little bit jealous. My compound saw cuts well but spews dust. Someday.....

I bought the Bosch maybe 20 years ago.  I've taken it through many iterations of attempts to achieve tolerable dust collection.  But it seemed that thing was destined to throw dust everywhere.  At one time I built this monstrosity just to catch the dust.  It didn't work.

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1 hour ago, Jules said:

Replaced an aging miter saw with a new one.  It's like I died and went to heaven. 

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Soft start, quiet and dust pickup that makes the old miter saw look like Pig Pen.

Yes, I haven't put a finish on the bottom drawers so don't be a wise ass and give me shit about it.  Just tell me how this looks like I'm actually sane.  My therapist will be thrilled when I tell him, or is it her?  I'm confused.

 

That's a sweet saw. I have a 10" Hitachi non-slider that's been great but I'd really like a deeper cut. I was in Lowe's the other day and seriously considered going for a Metabo slider on a whim but I resisted. 

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8 minutes ago, IStream said:

That's a sweet saw. I have a 10" Hitachi non-slider that's been great but I'd really like a deeper cut. I was in Lowe's the other day and seriously considered going for a Metabo slider on a whim but I resisted. 

Makita has a promotion that includes a jobsite portable stand.  I have no use for the stand.  So maybe I can get something for the saw + stand.  Whatever happens, I'm really happy with this saw. 

And, honestly, I never expected to say that.  I was resigned to the very real possibility I'd feel I wasted money on the hopes there was a magical miter saw out there.  Something I knew didn't exist.  Miter saws are noisy dust makers and nothing can change that.  Right?  Or so I thought.   But I'm actually surprised with this saw so far.

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6 hours ago, AJ Oliver said:

Don't any of you geriatric punks go sailing anymore?? 

I went boating at least.

Hunting for Drop Bears in a North Queensland rain forest creek.

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13 hours ago, Jules said:

Replaced an aging miter saw with a new one.  It's like I died and went to heaven. 

MitCab_015.jpg.0e89db6adf55f82010392e4da0fe14a8.jpg

Soft start, quiet and dust pickup that makes the old miter saw look like Pig Pen.

Yes, I haven't put a finish on the bottom drawers so don't be a wise ass and give me shit about it.  Just tell me how this looks like I'm actually sane.  My therapist will be thrilled when I tell him, or is it her?  I'm confused.

 

Wow

That looks like something that would go in a nice bedroom, not my shop. I would love it... but I'd want doilies for the end cabinets

FB- Doug

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1 hour ago, Steam Flyer said:

Wow

That looks like something that would go in a nice bedroom, not my shop. I would love it... but I'd want doilies for the end cabinets

FB- Doug

The doilies are in the drawer, Doug.

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15 hours ago, AJ Oliver said:

Don't any of you geriatric punks go sailing anymore?? 

That is what I did.  

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Test sailing one of the high schools Oday Javelins. Only one more to re-rig, and two new sets of sails to set up (this set is from 2012 and has been professionally cleaned after getting fouled in H. Florence)

- DSK

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:

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 professionally cleaned after getting fouled in H. Florence)

Did Florence do her turns ? 

But seriously, good on ya. 

Our club has some seriously smart people who were able to put together a surprisingly robust community sailing program this year under challenging circumstances. We even did a two week keelboat course with local at risk kids. Good on us too. 

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8 minutes ago, AJ Oliver said:
21 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:

 professionally cleaned after getting fouled in H. Florence)

Did Florence do her turns ? 

But seriously, good on ya. 

Our club has some seriously smart people who were able to put together a surprisingly robust community sailing program this year under challenging circumstances. We even did a two week keelboat course with local at risk kids. Good on us too. 

Those sails don't look too bad in that pic, but they are gray-ish and stained. When pulled from flooded storage, they were black and sticky and horribly stinky. I was concerned that Sail-Care Inc would not touch them, but they did as good a job as possible IMHO

We would like to use the current NJROTC program as the basis for a community program but we are having a hard time with insurance and a facility. The county -really- wants to help but is -really- leery of both liability and getting saddled with any expense.

- DSK

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3 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:

We would like to use the current NJROTC program as the basis for a community program but we are having a hard time with insurance and a facility. The county -really- wants to help but is -really- leery of both liability and getting saddled with any expense.

Shall I send you info on the insurance that we use? Be glad to do that if you think it will help. 

And did my dumb joke go over your head? 

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13 minutes ago, AJ Oliver said:
18 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:

We would like to use the current NJROTC program as the basis for a community program but we are having a hard time with insurance and a facility. The county -really- wants to help but is -really- leery of both liability and getting saddled with any expense.

Shall I send you info on the insurance that we use? Be glad to do that if you think it will help. 

And did my dumb joke go over your head? 

Thanks, all help and info gratefully accepted.

And turns, yeah. Hurricanes are revolving bitches, you may not have had the chance to observe for yourself. Which is good, actually

- DSK

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Good news - Going to the lake this afternoon

Bad news - Sailing is so bad I donated my 470 to Texas A&M and now just have a stinkpot

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Wife and I did our usual Friday drill. Find a new park or preserve to go hike through with the dog. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy each other’s company and the day. 
 

It’s remarkable how you view every day when you have been given a reprieve not matter how long or short that may be. 

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30 minutes ago, Cristoforo said:

I built and installed a fence gate for my kid. Removed, cleaned and replaced ground wire connection  to the diesel.  That was worse. 

  But all that was after I infected Hope Hicks  

You are a cunt for taking it out of PA.

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super busy day. got up really early around 9;30 to let the pool girl in to take care of the hot tub and pool. Then had to order a bunch of food  from instacart so the housekeeper could make us a nice dinner tonight and have plenty of snacks for the weekend. screwed up and had to place another  order  from instacart for a few cases of wine coolers. Then had to wait around for the dude to show up and look at the wine cooler in the downstairs pool room. Oh and the dude from EAZE showed up with part of that order missing so I had to waste my time texting them about that order. Whew, what a day. Now waiting for the twins to show up so I can finally relax.  

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32 minutes ago, Snaggletooth said:

you dointe finde the waitte relaxeng?                              :)

No I had to waitte  almost 1/2 hour and the twins just pulled up.  crap I need to text  them to carry the wine coolers up from downstairs

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13 hours ago, Cristoforo said:

Go have a wank snowflake. 
hows this?

How are you enjoying that. Chinese piece of shit FT10 that they use 10 year olds with bare hands to lay up the glass?

Nice try, our B32 is made in North America and is series champ thos year:lol:

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Helped my grandneighbor make dragon wings for her Halloween costume. Answered some awkward questions about the POTUS, the truth, and that taxes weren't a socialist plot to take over the country. (Where do these idiot parents get their info? BOTH of them are paid by the county Govt. to do their jobs!)

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Helped my son cover his boat and trailered it over to the boatyard for winter storage.  Yard guys will put it in one of their buildings this week.  But now I have 7 sails wintering over in my basement.

Did get to spend time with the two youngest granddaughters , ages 3 and 6.  They said that the next time they come to visit they want to go fishing in our garden pond, catch the goldfish, cook and eat them.  Good luck.  The herons, raccoons and wild minks will most likely get them first; as they have done 3 times in the past 20 years.

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On 9/22/2020 at 12:15 AM, Bump-n-Grind said:

I take consolation in that at least at the place I'm living in now, it's been crabs pretty much on demand from the dock for the last 15 years.. this has been a particularly good summer for em. 

so all those bodies you've been dumping are starting to pay off?

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19 minutes ago, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

so all those bodies you've been dumping are starting to pay off?

eggzackley!

 

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On 10/3/2020 at 8:10 PM, Bump-n-Grind said:
On 10/3/2020 at 7:50 PM, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

so all those bodies you've been dumping are starting to pay off?

eggzackley!

funney cooincidenttes........... thisse wase in teh RPT this morneng..........            :)

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1 hour ago, Snaggletooth said:

funney cooincidenttes........... thisse wase in teh RPT this morneng..........            :)

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:)

perfect... but she looks too skinny to have been the subject of my avatar!!

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sorta 3 days.......

saturday / sunday / monday

Stripped back a guillemot cedar strip plank kayak that had been painted with layers of paint

Then a coat of epoxy

Still have to sand, second epoxy coat and 2 plus coats of varnish

will then fix / mod rudder system and few other bits

splashing in water this saturday

 

 

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2 hours ago, dolphinmaster said:

Rode my old fashion e-bike up and down,  no electric motor, no battery, e stands for effort.

Dayum!

So far today I messed with the freshwater pump and accumulator on the boat. Gonna crew on a friend's cat-ketch this afternoon.

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Rebuilding the Bomar foredeck hatch. Huge and expensive to replace...32". Got it back from sandblast and powder coat: $250. Ordered new acrylic glazing: $88. Reaming and fitting new s/s roll pins that hold it all together. Primed the deck opening inside and out, ready for color coats. Dug out the new gasket which has been floating around in the spares for years. Gotta zip over to NAPA for weatherstrip goo. Rain is in the forecast this weekend so more motivated than usual. Typical simple boat project that consumes many days.

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Actually this project started last July but things got in the way. The old bumper was merely a husk of chrome holding some rust nuggets together so I had a local shop cut off the rusted out bolts and rip it off.

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Working from just a vague memory of the bumper I made for my old hippie van back in the 70s, it evolved into this...

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It turned out bigger and boxier  and that strip of cedar across the bottom didn't exactly highlight it the way I'd hoped, but I'll get used to it.

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I wish I'd noticed the blue tape on the brake light before I took the pix! :rolleyes:

 

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Prepping for daughter’s wedding later today. Replanned for home in the deck with family and wedding party at socially distanced tables. Boat has lights rigged on a timer and is anchored fire and aft to be part of the backdrop. 
 

When I got a nasty cancer diagnosis 4 years ago, I had 4 wishes. Hold my grandson (now 3). See my son out of college and launched. Dance with my younger daughter at her wedding and grow old with my wonderful wife. 3 down. One in progress. 
 

hoping remnants of Delta stay just far enough south to hold the rain until after midnight. 
 

 

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Back to the sail pack.  I wasn't sure how to proceed because I long ago went off the Sailrite ranch. 

I cut back the interior sailcloth where the batten pocket will be created.  I'm going to sew on the zipper before sewing the batten pockets.  Fingers crossed this works.  The setup below will hopefully work better than the previous one with the sewing machine top sitting flush with the foam board surface.  Even with furniture rearranged, this barely fit. 

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3 hours ago, Slick470 said:

Nice bumper! Although I'm not sure how I feel about that truck being an antique already... 

30 years is a pretty good life for an American truck. In Maine it's an antique at 25.

Still running strong with only 156K on it.

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Finished the major sewing on the first half, zipper on and slot for the batten done.  Lots of wrinkles though.  Hope the sail fills them out.

Still some detail work to do.  I'm finding out sewing may never be my thing.  That rum in the bar behind me keeps getting more tempting.

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But that makeshift table is working out okay.

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2 hours ago, Innocent Bystander said:

Married. Speech done. Downhill from here.

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Aww. That's so cool.  It reminds us there's hope.   

BTW, what was the banter with the guys?  Of the men, #1 is looking. #2 is laughing.  #3 seems curious.  And the groom...?

 

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On 10/7/2020 at 7:51 AM, furr_ball said:

sorta 3 days.......

saturday / sunday / monday

Stripped back a guillemot cedar strip plank kayak that had been painted with layers of paint

Then a coat of epoxy

Still have to sand, second epoxy coat and 2 plus coats of varnish

will then fix / mod rudder system and few other bits

splashing in water this saturday

 

 

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dang, whomever painted over that wood should be shot..

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Lets see, had to making a heading change a few times to the north due to current shifting.  Working two supply vessels, one on each side.  Deck cargo being transferred on the port side, taking on liquid mud from the boat on the starboard side.  Drill floor is drilling out the 22 inch hole for the well casing, and we are prepping for the late crew change helicopters (thanks to running from Hurricane Delta) that will be arriving at 0700 in the morning.

 

9 more days until I get to board my crew change chopper and head home.

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On 10/10/2020 at 6:59 PM, Jules said:

Aww. That's so cool.  It reminds us there's hope.   

BTW, what was the banter with the guys?  Of the men, #1 is looking. #2 is laughing.  #3 seems curious.  And the groom...?

 

And his daughter looks a bit vexed in the photo.

I'm guessing the banter is not wife approved.  Many things are not, yet happy unions exist relatively harmoniously.

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On 9/28/2020 at 6:30 PM, cyclone said:

Helped make sourdough bagels, first time

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Missus BB never liked baking, said it was too much like chemistry!  Now, all of a sudden with COVID, and being retired, she is baking up a storm!!

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4 hours ago, Jules said:

Made a form for sewing the top on winch covers.  Can't sew the tops on with the machine.

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Can't help but notice the white and grey Hyflex gloves next to the Windex.  I use them for everything!!  Comfortable, don't sweat, durable and even washable.....

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Put $10.00 into an ancient air compressor. New cheapo pressure regulator and drain cock from Harbor Freight. For now, it's holding air.

When I removed the old drain and looked at the threads in the tank, I noticed some debris. Poked at it with some tweezers and about a pint of rusty water poured out. Yes, I've been negligent.

I suppose it's almost time to retire the old vertical pancake, but please, let it live long enough to re-roof the garage this Winter!

 

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Installed the lazy jack lines made for the sail pack.  I drew it up in AutoCAD to get the dimensions and added a few feet.   Once the sail pack goes on, the line lengths can be adjusted.

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.... fuck all, same as yesterday .... need to get out on the boat. 

 

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On 10/21/2020 at 1:10 PM, billy backstay said:

Can't help but notice the white and grey Hyflex gloves next to the Windex.  I use them for everything!!  Comfortable, don't sweat, durable and even washable.....

I just bought those because they looked like the ones we got from work.  I couldn't remember the name but I do remember they were almost indestructible.

I wore the Hyflex for about an hour today and my hands got sweaty.  :unsure:

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19 minutes ago, Jules said:

I just bought those because they looked like the ones we got from work.  I couldn't remember the name but I do remember they were almost indestructible.

I wore the Hyflex for about an hour today and my hands got sweaty.  :unsure:

 

I get them from work, but don't tell my boss!!  :lol:   Your hands got sweaty from florida heat and physical exertion, not the gloves....  I have a couple of pairs in each of our three vehicles, for whenever the need arises.

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2 hours ago, Rasputin22 said:

16 blades on two props not enough for you?

drop that fucker in a lake full of tequila and lime juice and and ice berg ... make margueritas 

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Dr's appointment this morning, picked up Bahn Mi chicken sammy with a diet Coke and ate lunch down by the Sound, worked the indeed.com job list. (Am looking for a job, anyone know of a Dispatcher gig out there?).

Will be doing Random Pic in a bit and sourcing more content after that.

Pretty mundane day.

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On 10/21/2020 at 6:10 PM, billy backstay said:

 

Can't help but notice the white and grey Hyflex gloves next to the Windex.  I use them for everything!!  Comfortable, don't sweat, durable and even washable.....

Does everything have to be about sex? Honestly...

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Sailboat deck scrubbed and water/holding tanks winterised. From second week of November in, I’m booked with “other things” so I’ll call the yard and try to haul out in a week or 10 days. Need to pull a lift from the dock and set it ashore as the new pier goes in this winter. Skiff outboard needs a water pump so that’s a good job for tomorrow when it’s cold and rainy. Bow rider will probably come out next weekend. 
 

 

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