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  1. Conch 27 was the original. Fiberglass noise...

    Conch 27 was the original. Fiberglass noise shield/ casting platform. Cut the noise down a ton.

    https://www.thehulltruth.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=120102&stc=1&d=1277474992

    I think that...
  2. $400 gets me half a tank. No shit. Lift is $500 a...

    $400 gets me half a tank. No shit. Lift is $500 a month. Maintenance is $250-$800 per year, depending on what needs doing. I wouldn't change a thing. We have 2 girls- 8 and 12. We don't go out too...
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    Article said 10 years of permitting. Where the...

    Article said 10 years of permitting.

    Where the hell are the boats?
  4. Ahh gotcha- I remember those days- $200 filled...

    Ahh gotcha- I remember those days- $200 filled the tank, and I could run it for a month before filling it again. The new beast is a little different animal than what you saw last time. Hope to be...
  5. Trying to avoid the full evil spots on this trip,...

    Trying to avoid the full evil spots on this trip, being so close to Halloween and all.
  6. Thanks for the intel. No car in Paris, but my...

    Thanks for the intel.
    No car in Paris, but my sister lives in Sceaux, and works in Paris. She will be our guide for some of the time there.
    Flying from Paris to Nice, driving to Aix.
    Flying from...
  7. Yup, and AFAIK, no major problems. Hard to see...

    Yup, and AFAIK, no major problems. Hard to see someone putting up that kind of cash for an outboard, and then advertising all the problems they have had though. In the boating world, the expected...
  8. What are the specs? Twins, trips, diesel? 70 mph...

    What are the specs? Twins, trips, diesel?
    70 mph burning 20GPH is unheard of, unless I am not understanding.
    Were you only looking at 1 Flow Scan readout? That is 3.5 miles per gallon.
    I know of a...
  9. Cool, thanks. Just what we are looking for. ...

    Cool, thanks. Just what we are looking for.

    Looks like they have Opera going on when we are there. Might have to give it a try.
  10. In a car? If I only look at one of the Flow Scan...

    In a car? If I only look at one of the Flow Scan meters, it feels better. I had one Flow Scan stop working, and I asked my mechanic buddy about it. I told him the cool thing about it was now my gas...
  11. Paris, Aix, Nice, Florence, Sicily- what to see?

    Big trip coming up in October sans kiddos. Start in Paris, then Aix en Provence, Florence, Taormina, Palermo.
    I have been to Paris several times, wife has not. Both of us have been to Florence. The...
  12. I hit 53 mph the other day. On water, that is a...

    I hit 53 mph the other day. On water, that is a hell of a thrill. The 53 GPH readout, not so thrilling. Throttle back.
  13. Let me guess, you are one of those,"Best 2 days...

    Let me guess, you are one of those,"Best 2 days of a boaters life... the day he buys it, and the day he sells it... Budumpbump." guys, right?
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    Best one. Could have done without the short...

    Best one. Could have done without the short shorts tho
  15. Ice- you have great taste in boats. That...

    Ice- you have great taste in boats.



    That is my game- my buddy is a Yamaha Tech. I am just waiting for the call. He is in South Tampa, land of Mo' money than sense. They swap out low hour 350's...
  16. Meh- I get it. Inboard diesel mechanics are...

    Meh- I get it. Inboard diesel mechanics are getting tough to find. They all get top dollar working in many different fields.
    You can basically steal an inboard gasser these days. They get such bad...
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    I linked that article onto the comments on that...

    I linked that article onto the comments on that photo. I am sure there will be repercussions, since 60 or so people commented without catching it.
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    Damn, nice work. My gut told me it was AK, and I...

    Damn, nice work. My gut told me it was AK, and I claimed it on FB. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't totally full of shit.
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    Yeah, that is what I would expect a mtn in the...

    Yeah, that is what I would expect a mtn in the Alps to look like, visible rock with chutes, not snow spines like that 1st picture. I am pretty sure that photo was not taken in the Alps.
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    Couple guys on here know this guy. Not a douche....

    Couple guys on here know this guy. Not a douche.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OAEGPVcvhU
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    Name this Mtn Range

    I saw this photo on Facebook, and it was labeled "Alps Mtn".
    https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-MDRX3Cm/0/X2/i-MDRX3Cm-X2.jpg

    I am not sure I have ever seen a mtn in the Alps that was holding...
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    Got a copy? I stare at shitty ones all day long....

    Got a copy? I stare at shitty ones all day long. Would love to see ones done right.

    Brock- sorry to hear. Same gig as when you were in Jackson? If so, maybe they helped you out? Stay positive, and...
  23. My 1979 CJ shows 7400 on the ODO. No idea how...

    My 1979 CJ shows 7400 on the ODO. No idea how many times it has flipped, but even at 10,000 miles per year, a 40 year old engine would have flipped that odometer 4 times.
    I am assuming it has at...
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    Oh well, before someone calls me out- here is the...

    Oh well, before someone calls me out- here is the real story-
    I guess I heard it wrong, or maybe drinks were involved.

    "Your Weezer productions may be the among the most popular albums you...
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    This bums me out. He discovered Weezer too. ...

    This bums me out.

    He discovered Weezer too.

    My buddy went to a music school in LA with Rivers Cuomo. They were both from the same town in CT, and went there together. My buddy was a total metal...
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    If they come to Tampa, we have a hook up. Buy the...

    If they come to Tampa, we have a hook up. Buy the cheapest tix, and meet up with my friend's brother before the show. He runs security. He trades us out shitty tix for pit or row A. I guess they keep...
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    Will it finally be televised somewhere? I think...

    Will it finally be televised somewhere? I think last time I used a VPN to tap into SKY or BBC over in England using my old University address in Ealing.
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    You kinda have to hear it. It is a hell of an...

    You kinda have to hear it. It is a hell of an amp.
    But yeah, I get it. Not for everybody.
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    For real- go check it out. Not cheap, but...

    For real- go check it out.

    Not cheap, but works flawlessly. This was the business SONOS started in. The speakers came later, but now they are back to focussing on the higher end stuff.
    ...
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    Nice. Are those the family bars too, or did the...

    Nice. Are those the family bars too, or did the roll bar come like that in '55.
    Come to think of it, did it even come with a roll bar in '55?
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    Way back when, doing some exhaust work. Open...

    Way back when, doing some exhaust work. Open headers, because.

    Can't seem to edit this old video-
    2:08 to about 2:18 gives you the idea.

    ...
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    Sonos AMP- feed your wired speakers off the amp,...

    Sonos AMP- feed your wired speakers off the amp, control Sonos wireless speakers with same amp.
    It also has an HDMI port to feed from your TV or receiver.

    It works amazingly well. My house had...
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    Typo- Nice catch-425 hp I think. I would love to...

    Typo- Nice catch-425 hp I think. I would love to chip it, if they even make one for Infiniti, but I think she might kill me.
    My buddy has a 2011 Range Rover that is something like 510 hp. Took a...
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    It is actually a cooler and a casting platform....

    It is actually a cooler and a casting platform.
    I'm firmly with SFB on this one. This thing is from about 2008, when Jose Wejebe was still alive and advertising them on Spanish Fly, way before the...
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    2004- I have only put 12,000 miles on it. It is...

    2004- I have only put 12,000 miles on it. It is the only vehicle I own that is going up in value every year.
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    '79 CJ7 w/ '93 YJ cage- kinda a mutt.

    '79 CJ7 w/ '93 YJ cage- kinda a mutt.
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    Wife's Ride- ...

    Wife's Ride-

    https://photos.smugmug.com/IPhone/i-kD99NXx/0/da571624/O/QX1.jpg
    525 Hp. 13 in town, 18-19 highway.
    Total beast, like driving your family room couch.

    My toy-...
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    That was awesome. They made me like that song...

    That was awesome. They made me like that song even more.
  39. Man, my oldest is 12 now. Not sure I could be as...

    Man, my oldest is 12 now. Not sure I could be as cool as you. Guess it depends on who she is at 17.
    Yours must be incredibly mature and a total badass. Congrats.
  40. They have been flawless. I am impressed. Yamaha...

    They have been flawless. I am impressed. Yamaha guy my whole life. I get the Merc hate. I used to feel the same way.
  41. I haven't watched it yet. Was it filmed in ATL?

    I haven't watched it yet. Was it filmed in ATL?
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    Still my favorite, after several runs through the...

    Still my favorite, after several runs through the album. Sounded so good out on the water yesterday. Pretty sure the condo dwellers on the canal thought so too.
  43. Kind of hard to see where they are getting the...

    Kind of hard to see where they are getting the northern turn from. That map looks like it should get pushed south.
  44. Nah, that seat is trash, and weighs a ton. The...

    Nah, that seat is trash, and weighs a ton. The vinyl is all gone in many spots. Not even bothering to re cover it. I am having that spot converted to a fold down type hideaway seat eventually. Right...
  45. Yeah, it totally sucks, but someone has to do it....

    Yeah, it totally sucks, but someone has to do it.
    This was today. Vibes to the Bahamas, but that nasty storm pulled all the shit that way, and made for an amazing boating day here.
    ...
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    Plastic bags were just outlawed in CT the week we...

    Plastic bags were just outlawed in CT the week we were up there visiting family.
    The dumbass Governor thought he would charge $.10 tax on plastic bags. The grocery stores took all plastic out of the...
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    NY STATE Fair FTW- Anyone know what Spiedes are?...

    NY STATE Fair FTW- Anyone know what Spiedes are?

    I have a big customer of mine that runs three trucks around the country to these fairs. They stock electrical items, lighting, TV monitors, sound...
  48. In storm related prognostication news- here is...

    In storm related prognostication news- here is what I posted on another thread a couple days ago-



    At this point, I have lived in FL longer than any other place I lived in my life. 21 years...
  49. I always get confused which one is the big $$...

    I always get confused which one is the big $$ area, Longmeadow or E. Longmeadow.. I grew up in a town in CT about 20 min. from there, and my town was just farms and tobacco fields up until the late...
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    That is our company policy. Laptop and weed on...

    That is our company policy. Laptop and weed on your persons at all times.
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