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    My daughter called

    Believe it or not, the San Juan's are packed this summer.  Marinas full, park buoys all take .  Islanders getting very pissy threatening to shut off ferries.  Downside is can't go to Vic or Canadian islands, so US is it and thus crowds.  That said, still plenty of places to anchor.  And...
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    Mary Kay Letourneau. DTS

    Hawt.  Sad too as always a good story for when you were twelve. You guys find pics and links.  Me .  .  .
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    Tiger King

    Zoom/Skype chats with several players.  Not bad. They all hate Joe TOG
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    The Grand Tour Season 4

    All old Top Gear re-runs.  Motortrend running power watch.  Must have bought from BBC.  POne I saw a couple days ago didn't have Hammond.  Probably after one of his "incidents." TOG
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    Dodge 1000 HP Hellephant Engine

    Late to this party, but, I had that car, same color, same everything, convertible, 383, 4 speed (340 auto was quicker though).  Top was white which made it pretty sweet.  Wish I still had her.  Some issues for sure, but as a young buck, Nuke MM out of Pearl, picked up some mighty fine pussy in...
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    Off on a four month trip...coming back empty.

    Yes.  Guy I know picked her up for like $25k after insurance company expended agreed value and walked. Has new keel (bulb) and rig in town.  Bulb sitting next to her.  Lots of inside work to do I understand.  Exterior mostly just dirty from sitting around.
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    Off on a four month trip...coming back empty.

    Hope Will enjoys Betts.  They have some cool boats, including I think a new build Beiker 35.  Also the Davidson 73 Cassiopeia is sitting in the yard without mast or keel both of which were lost when she grounded hard in Alaska.  Have him give you an update. Kathleen is hoping you guys call and...
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    Sinking car (DUKW ) Anarchy

    Freeboard wasn't a problem, people putting hands out were when on the road was an issue.  Never required to don life jackets or hold any kind of "drill."  I assume CG didn't require it for this type of operation.  It seemed to me if people kept their head, that they would all be able to egress. ...
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    Sinking car (DUKW ) Anarchy

    I drove a duck in Seattle for a few months. Facts:  Required a USCG Licenced Captain.  Licence "restricted" to Lake Union, period.  Also a CDL for "bus" but same person.  After wreck, they went to a two person op, with second being the tour narrator.  Pretty extensive training for both...
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    Off on a four month trip...coming back empty.

    Geebers.  Anything BJ goes all PA. That said, as from a waay back, if you ever get to the Northwest, the offer of a place, and a sail still stand.  We owe you from my one visit years ago.   TOG
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    No Swiftsure thread?

    Crossfire does the Bank in ORC.  One other boat in the class.  WTF? As per usual, we had a lovely Inshore Flying sail race, 19 miles, a little over 2 and a half hours.  Didn't do so well as slow boats brought in a new westerly.  But BBQ was great etc etc. TOG
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    PTSD and First Responders

    There was just a segment on one of the national news feeds about first responders and ptsd.  So more in the open.  And pyst can manifest itself in often odd ways.  My wife and I were in Vegas during the shooting last year, took two couples in to shelter in place, one who's husband had been...
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    Supplental dental insurance.

    Oooo, don't get me started.  Have coverage, includes two checkups and cleanings a year.  So go in first time to new dental office, double check at desk, "this all covered?"  You betcha, xrays, pics, poke and prod, and cleaning.  Go to leave and am presented with a bill.  WTF?  Oh, because of...
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    Possible move to South Puget Sound

    I think I heard that Tacoma Corinthian has stuff going on at their outstation on Wallatchet (sp?) Bay, with oldie stars getting together in the summer.  (Olympia does too, Stars that is as well as typical beer can Wednesdays) TOG
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    the grand tour premieres this week

    Spoiler alert Good show. But:  Clarkson is fatter than ever, May looks like shit and cut his hair, and Hammond tried to kill himself.