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Old 04-09-2009, 07:18   #106
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Naw, they're both grown and on their own. He's remarried now and has a step son in high school.
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Old 04-09-2009, 13:17   #107
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got awful quiet all the sudden

Anjou must be busy buying plane tickets for the States.
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Old 04-09-2009, 13:19   #108
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another task complete

Just got done stripping the varnish off the wheel. Took two days off and on. Time to start sanding.
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Old 04-09-2009, 13:21   #109
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Naw, my Baby is now home on the hard from FL and it's TIME TO PLAY!!!!
<wrings hands while giggling with evil grin on face>
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posted a couple more photos

Go to my album and you can see a couple of photos of that outboard that went in the drink at Corpus. I was right in the middle of the entrance through the breakwater when all the sudden the throttle started pulling out of my hand and I looked down and saw it heading under. The only thing initally keeping it from going to the bottom was the fuel line. Took the chain I had chaining it to the boat off to hang it from the shroud the night before because of a huge lightning storm and didn't bother putting it back on. A good lesson learned.
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im still here, just keeping my head down, trying not to think about what I cant afford.
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here's another good photo

click on the photo of me holding that plank and look at the countour on the edge of it. That's the actual contour of the liner behind the settee on my Mac 25. The plank is the outboard edge of the deck on the pilot berth I installed over the worthless settee.
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You could afford it, you just won't.
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put a little fortitude into that latin quote of yours.
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What I really can't afford is the resin model kit of the USS Maine for $110 bucks that I want to splurge on, but I'm too busy buying stuff like paint stripper for ship's wheels and stuff that really matters. Like beating you to the BVI.
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Your right, I could afford it but it leaves me exposed to financial worries. I was poor once, lived in a 16' touring caravan (trailer) with no shower, a portapotti in a cupboard, lived on the deposit money I got from searching hedgerows for old pop bottles and returning to the shop. Also had to steal potatoes and other veggies from fields at night and trapping rabbits without getting caught. No electric or runing water, shower was under a sluce in the creek down in the woods in the middle of winter in the dark, going to bed after with wet hair, wrapped in old blankets to keep warm. I dont want to ever get in that position again. Survivable at 18-19 years old, not at 49.
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......and o-rings and seals and flapper valves for marine toilets. I don't know how much it pays over there, but there is an option for you that isn't open to me or Fishman. Women who look like you over here take in a pretty good haul dancing in the gentlemens clubs. If over there it's anything like over here, you could buy your boat in no time at all. I'd do it in a heartbeat if I could.
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Sounds like a party to me. Personally I went for crapping in holes in the sand, eating flies and watching tracer fly by my head. Hell, with what you went through already, a 25 footer would be a downright snugglefest.
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Dont be so silly. I will take that as a compliment but that line of work is reserved for east european sex slaves and 21 yr old long leggy gogo dancers. I hope i have other tallents that are respected and in demand long after the beer goggles have misted over. Why dont you shave your legs and get a sparkly thong and go for it?
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O God! I'm damaged for life!


Holy smokes, Anj, I think we're all just a bunch of ex-homeless! Maybe thats why we crave the independence we no longer have; being strapped to "the job" and "the flat" and "the bills"(and ted's and john's and bob's). I lived on the streets when I was 17-18 b4 I went to the military. Slept in ditches and culverts with an old blanket and an older bicycle. Ate restaraunt throw-outs, etc......
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