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Old 11-08-2013, 17:59   #16
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The Dallas/Fort Worth area has been expanding and rebuilding their roads for the past 4 years; one more year is left to completion of most expansion projects. Most highways around DFW are now 3-5 lane wide in each direction, with new signs and well lit exits. Summers here are scorching hot (100F/38C), but with low humidity (15-30%). Much of the year the weather is very nice. You can drive hundreds of miles and see very little development; plenty of cattle, horses, turkey vultures, and cactus. Welcome to Texas! Home of THE BEST steak in the world; grass fed Angus beef, so tender that you can practically eat it raw.

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As they say here..."If it doesn't say Alberta, it's not beef".

Having ate in both places I tend to agree. But just a bit.
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As they say here..."If it doesn't say Alberta, it's not beef".

Having ate in both places I tend to agree. But just a bit.
We used to say that about Argentina... but have not trusted em since '82...
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The Dallas/Fort Worth area has been expanding and rebuilding their roads for the past 4 years; one more year is left to completion of most expansion projects. Most highways around DFW are now 3-5 lane wide in each direction, with new signs and well lit exits. Summers here are scorching hot (100F/38C), but with low humidity (15-30%). Much of the year the weather is very nice. You can drive hundreds of miles and see very little development; plenty of cattle, horses, turkey vultures, and cactus. Welcome to Texas! Home of THE BEST steak in the world; grass fed Angus beef, so tender that you can practically eat it raw.

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Of course we ban all that stuff over here from you guys cause you pump it full of growth hormones !! Anyway the best grass is warmed by the Gulf Stream and well above Texas latitudes

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Old 11-08-2013, 18:35   #19
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Re: Hunter & Catalina the top production cruisers?

Hiya Boating! I need to show you some TX cattle ranches. Surrounded by deep dark green grasses, herds of Angus cattle graze for hundreds of miles; nothing is injected or added to their water. Their black hide has a distinctive natural shine. If the label on a steak states "Grass Fed ONLY", it is guaranteed that no additives or chemicals went into their feed. Corn fed herds are fattened with additives. You can tell the difference by looking at the "marble/fat" distribution and content.

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Hiya Boating! I need to show you some TX cattle ranches. Surrounded by deep dark green grasses, herds of Angus cattle graze for hundreds of miles; nothing is injected or added to their water. Their black hide has a distinctive natural shine. If the label on a steak states "Grass Fed ONLY", it is guaranteed that no additives or chemicals went into their feed. Corn fed herds are fattened with additives. You can tell the difference by looking at the "marble/fat" distribution and content.

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I get my steak from a local butcher , he goes into his cold room and brings out a piece of the carcass , we discuss the cut and he slices off what I need . No " stinking" labels on my beef. !!! , what the attached info states is the farmers name. I can get into my car and go and look if I need to.

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Hey Boating! Take a deep breath, bud! You need a Valium! No need to get too excited; you might blow a fuse.

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Re: Hunter & Catalina the top production cruisers?

tell me more about those Texas Girls! HEEEEHAW!
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tell me more about those Texas Girls! HEEEEHAW!
Hey Salty.. me ole 'Cash Cow' hunter... hows it going...
So whats your take on the OP... just to compensate for thread drift...
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Texas? Pipsqueaks. Alberta? Phooey. As a young man I cut my teeth in the Northern Territory and Kimberley regions of Australia.

Shoot a steer and butcher him where he lies and have some fresh ribs and get it over and done with. Be quick. If you run into a herd of cattle late at night, your bull bar is in your radiator and your panel van is covered in cow blood and poop just get some sleep. The next car comes at 10:00am.

My grandfather flew the mail plane in the 1930s from Port Headland to Daley Waters - one week each way. Survived three crashes.

Back to sailing, for some silly reason I love Catalinas. They lack finesse but they feel solid. That California coast is tough so I figure Californians know a little about making boats.
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Re: Hunter & Catalina the top production cruisers?

Hiya Shane! If you live on the range, that's the way to do it albeit messy. I do not live on the range, so no arguments from me! The closest I can come to buying the freshest meat, is obtaining it directly from the stockade's slaughter house. But then, what am I going to do with a steer?; I may only need a 10 lb ribeye cut...using a couple of pounds then freezing the rest.

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Re: Hunter & Catalina the top production cruisers?

The California coast is not all that tough generally but Catalinas are pretty good boats these days(for a production builder) The Oregon coast on the other hand can spank you pretty good.
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Re: Hunter & Catalina the top production cruisers?

Well, being the OP, I thought I'd check back in and see how my thread was going. Apart from Boatman who was #2 who just took the piss out of me, everyone has drifted so far that this has to be the biggest thread drift I have ever seen. Very funny! How did we get onto this?
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Well, being the OP, I thought I'd check back in and see how my thread was going. Apart from Boatman who was #2 who just took the piss out of me, everyone has drifted so far that this has to be the biggest thread drift I have ever seen. Very funny! How did we get onto this?
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Re: Hunter & Catalina the top production cruisers?

You guys just don't understand the real point here, it is that:

When cooked on a Hunter all steaks are good! Some things just go perfect with a steak!
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Re: Hunter & Catalina the top production cruisers?

I was going to say that there really was a thread drift on this one but had just started reading it this AM. I like Catalinas too but they really are not the best quality boats around. Some old ones beat them for that.

Is Texas still part of the US?
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