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Old 17-10-2010, 16:30   #31
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rofl--might wanna take a coupla months anyway-- there are a lot of places that could interest someone looking for adventure and unique places to explore.
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Old 17-10-2010, 16:32   #32
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Nahh..too many responsibilities..still have our little farm to look after..'s gonna be in July or August, and the garden has usually croaked by then..neighbor kids will feed the aminals..
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Old 17-10-2010, 20:54   #34
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i reallly like the dumpsters behind canvas shops.
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The doughnut shops in my town double bag the doughnuts that did not sell for the day, and throw them in the dumpster. My friends and I have often tasted the sweet bread of neglected pastry. All my suits were bought at the thrift store for under $15. I wear two jackets and ride my scooter in the winter temperatures in Chicago, instead of buying a car. Craigslist "free stuff" category is my homepage.
The last part is not entirely true, but I like it alot.
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Old 17-10-2010, 21:12   #36
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LUCAS,,, OMG even boaters hate LUCAS,, My 1969 BSA had Lucas electrics.....JEEEZUS..what a crock...almost killed the entire British motorcycle business singlehanded....,,,LUCAS the prince of Darkness...I still have the BEEZER
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Old 17-10-2010, 21:44   #37
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So it's cheapskates eating cheese steaks and cheese cake in the Chesapeake...
As soon as an item gets towards the local garbage pile in Mexico, there is a local picking it up and carrying it off. Happily for them there is quite a supply and it's close to impossible to beat them to the spoils. On the other hand, this is a "repair and re-use" society so the usual course is to seek out a repair shop for everything that breaks, the cheap alternative for everyone. Sometimes the cereal box gasket repair doesn't last very long, but sometimes it does...

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Old 17-10-2010, 22:56   #38
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Te best thing I ever heard, was a friend of mine who used to keep his perishables in the ice locker at the marina. He asked their permission in exchange for doing some cleanup work around the yard.
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Old 18-10-2010, 00:48   #39
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i feed my neighbor to gt my hull cleaned..LOL
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Old 18-10-2010, 11:40   #40
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Thrift stores...outfitted my galley for less than 50 bucks...

PADI ought to offer cerification in dumpster diving..I will gladly sign up to instruct.
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Our water is a catchment system so I used to clean my string water filter cartridges in an old cut up plastic soap bottle in order to get another couple uses out of them. Just hose them off really well, then fill the soap container with half bleach and half water and then soak them for about half an hour. Hose them off again and they are ready for reuse. Short pieces of PVC make great pole holders, man overboard pole holders and winch handle holders. Used to do all my own oil changes on the cars.
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Old 18-10-2010, 13:26   #42
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NEVER PAY RETAIL!!!!! i was taught that by a lady who died a multimillionairess....an aunt.
is a good mantra.
let someone else cover the depreciation.
dont jump into a smelly dumpster. that is for the meth addicts.
best dumpsters are clean and behind canvas shops.LOL
day old tastes just as good as new fresh bread, and is better for sammiches!!!! go figger..
no one can do the job as well as self.
top of line is not as good quality s second to top of line.
good quality beats cheap price unless you can find the quality item in second hand shop--it is there-- many folks donot know what they have when they inherit and throw out GOOD stuff . yard sales can be goldmines.
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day old tastes just as good as new fresh bread, and is better for sammiches!!!! go figger..

Umm.. no. Fresh baked is the best.

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Old 18-10-2010, 15:18   #44
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frank--NOW i have to report your post --you are torturing my tongue and taste buds terribly-- i LOVE freshbaked bread---wishing i had an oven installed already so i could make me some..LOL...
but if ye HAVE to buy bread, buying the day old is just as good usually unless ye make yer own.. how is that!!
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The way things are going there is going to be some competition around those dumpsters.
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