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Old 08-12-2006, 14:49   #1
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Christmas Boating Wish List

What's on your Christmas "Boating" Wish List?

Me? I'd like a set of those double crimping ratcheting plier thingies and a decent wire stripper thingie for doing the wiring jobs we all love to hate.

I would imagine boating electronic gizmos are high on a lot of peoples lists but we'll wait till the boat gets built and put in the water before we invest in a lot of that stuff.
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Old 08-12-2006, 14:52   #2
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I have two simple wishes:

That the scumbags who broke into my boat and stole most of my electronics boil in hell

That my right hand which has had a carpal tunnel op soon gets back into operation (repairing very slowly at the moment)
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Old 08-12-2006, 14:56   #3
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an IDEAL anchor windlass, Lavac Popular head, Sailrite sewing machine, a new Makita minigrinder. just getting started
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Old 08-12-2006, 15:25   #4
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A 16MM bronze or stainless set screw for my Gori prop nut.
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Old 08-12-2006, 16:36   #5
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A spinnaker - especially those kite spinnakers. Or possibly a Sailrite sewing machine with plans for the kite spinnaker.

Maybe a deckhand to work for a month this spring... you know... head hoses, waxing, bilge scrubbing.
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Maybe a deckhand to work for a month this spring... you know... head hoses, waxing, bilge scrubbing.
Lori wants to go for a ride on a sailboat Sully. Should I send her down to see you?
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Old 08-12-2006, 16:49   #7
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Unfortunatly I can't afford them, but a pair of selftailing primary winches.
Oh and some fine weather. Somehow I think I have as much influence on that as I do of affording the winches.
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I'd like a month to work on my boat in San Diego and someone other than me to pay off my credit card at the end of the month. With Rum and OJ served at 5:15pm. On a more realistic note I want some racheting crimpers (like Rick) Strippers (the wire kind)and one of those terminal kits from ancor marine. I might be able to get two of those.

BTW Knotybuoz I heard a situational joke that I know you would appreciate:

Here's the situation. Person A is whining about having to pick something up.

You respond "If I was half the man that your mother is I could pick that up over my head with one arm."
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Please Santa can I have a sixpack of $10 /hour monkey boy's.?
I've been a good boy.

Seem's like a couple of years I could get guy's to do a bit of cash in hand labour for $10/hr.

Now those same monkey boys seem to be getting $20+ / hr.

Probably wouldn't mind if the skill level and speed had gone up, but their still the same piss drinking , dope smokers they allways have been.

These low unemployment rates sure drive wages up.

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Dinghy Davits. Easy to use, out of the way Dinghy Davits Installed and working Dinghy Davits, paid in full from some bank account other than ours.

But I'm so blessed, I'm rich with what I have.

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Dinghy Davits. Easy to use, out of the way Dinghy Davits Installed and working Dinghy Davits,
I wanted some as well, so bought the larger Plastimo removable ones. I then had my steel man modify them to be non-removable and supported + the solar panel supports. cost £300 for the davits, £200 for stainless work - solar panel was a tiny bit more but is 180 watt!

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Rick, if the holidays find you in Toronto at all, take yourself down to Supremetronic on Queen St. W. There you will find the crimpers and strippers you desire for well under half what you see them listed for in the West Marine catalogue. They don't say anchor on them but I have cut open crimps made by the pair I purchased there and the anchor brand ones and they are equal. Then have a street vendor hot dog for me, and maybe throw a snowball! (Life finds me in California for now)
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Hey Talbot,
Nice shot of you on the boat. Looks like you are moving quite nicely. Sorry about your electronics. The folks that got them will surely have heaps of bad karma pressing upon them.
Merry Christmas
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Bah Humbug!

Lori brought me back one of these from St. Catherines. Ya think she's tryin' to say somethin' to me? Guess this would be the perfect gift for the beer drinker that's not overly enthusiastic about Christmas!



Premium cask ales, bottled and canned beers from the Wychwood Brewery

Merry Christmas! Bah Humbug!
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Old 10-12-2006, 17:23   #15
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All I want is the winning lottery numbers for next week. The rest will take care of itself.
Talbot, you get me those numbers, and I will personally deliver your theives to your cellar
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