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Old 05-11-2011, 21:48   #1
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Sharing My Knuckle-Dragging Neanderthal Side with My Cruising Friends

We all have a dark past we don't talk about. Well, this is current (just wrapped up 4 hours ago) dark side of mine, and I will talk about it. I wouldn't think too many cruisers who enjoy a nice, quiet anchorage, would be into the goofy, over-powered, under-weight rides like a Bucket-T, but I'm into them. If you visit this link, mine is the only fully engine covered, maroon colored, Track-T.

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Old 05-11-2011, 22:00   #2
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Re: Sharing with my cruiser friends my knuckle-dragging Neanderthal side.

Well, as long as we're talking about dark pasts, I must confess I've struggled for years with a fruit fetish.


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Old 05-11-2011, 22:35   #3
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And served with a smile.
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:34   #5
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Re: Sharing My Knuckle-Dragging Neanderthal Side with My Cruising Friends

G'DAy Bob,

I guess that I can forgive you your past sins! Before discovering sailing I spent 20 years or so as a motor head. Had several street roadsters (36 and 32 Ford), starting with flatheads and morphing into small block Chevys when they appeared in 1955. Gave them up and built a tube-framed A-roadster class dragster and campaigned it all over the USA for a decade or so. Had a great time, won a lot of races, actually made money a few years (never as much as I lost other years!), but eventually found that I needed a real job to support my family. Good times back when racing was a sport instead of a business.

So, yeah, I dig your neat street rod!

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LOL... I bet that sailors and motor heads have more in common than you might think... Himself is a way back Ford man and has the total hots for a cool set of wheels... and I am happy to stand next to any mustang and feel the rumble...
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Ah... I miss her.
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In yesteryear I had a 1966 all black Mustang coupe. 289 cu in. 3/4 race cam, Hurst four speed, Holley 4-barrel with double pumper, traction bars. It was great fun, but I had to sell it in order to pay for school. Once done with school and working I had a 1977 sun-yellow corvette with chocolate brown leather interior. Also, great fun, but career moves forced its sale.

Now I drive a 2001 clapped out Nissan so that I can pour the money into a sailboat. NOw that is living on the dark side.
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KestrelBuck,

Your ride and mine are similar.
Wife has an 11 year old Chrysler 300M, and I've got a '95 Geo Metro 1.0L /5 speed with almost 200k miles on it.

The boat has everything from stainless winches to a Spectra and long distance WiFi.

Coming soon: New keel cooled fridge with Aerogel insulation and LiFePo4 batteries.
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i had 3 of the datsun 300 zx cars, one was actually normally aspirated, and one turbo was a 50th anniversary edition. i have, in my past, owned a buick 455gs stage I, nd loved it--- worked sports car racing as a course worker for 11 yrs, dug it, and miss it a lot--i worked many formula 1 events--all usa ones except dallas--had a ball.
there are certain engine sounds that are pure heaven!!!!!

loved my last car--was a 1988 plymouth horizon with more than 200k miles on it and had led a very rough life.. had a 2.2 L engine and was fun to drive, when i could keep it together-a true beeter!!!! had a lil paint--looked like was blue--and many dents.....

i adore the older cars-- t-buckets rock!!!
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I have a 65 mustang convertible a 71 ford bronco(love it) and I once had a 84 corvette with cross-fire injection and a 50 shoebox ford with a flat 8...now my favorite ride is a Airborne Edge X with a Rotax 582 that I hope to trade for a Polaris flying boat so that I can take it with me when I leave for the crusing life...anyone ever have a flying boat or see one on a sailing vessel while crusing...figure I can use the hull as a dingy..already have 3 paramotors and a small machine shop in forward cabin and the ability to assemble 8 more on short notice..hope my hunch is right that my wealthy customers are out there sailing around waiting for me to give them wings ....DVC..ps the mustang is for sale..rangoon red black interior, no rust,new top,carpet,paint ...trades?
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tropical-- your car sounds deelishus, but i think it wont fit on my formosa's decks....but i am drooling....
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Well in my younger days, bicycling and sailboat racing. How about pedaling our tandem from Long Beach, CA to New Haven, CT across the USA and Canada, May & June 1985. Averaged 86 miles each day at 16.2MPH, but I was only 47 YO then.
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I just went for a ride this morning in my Cadero, that is my 1988 Pontiac Fiero with a Cadillac 4.9L V-8. Over 300HP in a 2,500 pound car. At 125MPH the front end gets a little light. It is very fast of the line.
Just what a 73 year old Grandpa needs.
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Well in my younger days, bicycling and sailboat racing. How about pedaling our tandem from Long Beach, CA to New Haven, CT across the USA and Canada, May & June 1985. Averaged 86 miles each day at 16.2MPH, but I was only 47 YO then.
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I just went for a ride this morning in my Cadero, that is my 1988 Pontiac Fiero with a Cadillac 4.9L V-8. Over 300HP in a 2,500 pound car. At 125MPH the front end gets a little light. It is very fast of the line.
Just what a 73 year old Grandpa needs.
Can't find a photo?

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A year older than me and I dont think I could have had the fortatude to do it at 35 much less 47..good on ya... A Fiero with a v8..better slow down if ya want to make it to a HUNDRED young man..DVC
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tropical-- your car sounds deelishus, but i think it wont fit on my formosa's decks....but i am drooling....
I will and have driven to Mazatlan(from NC) if you think you might want to try to put her on board...or maybe we could just drive across mexico with the top dropped down and our hair flying in the breeze...yeeeehaa...DVC
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